There is no “I” in team, as most coaches say, but there is in “injured.” White Pine High School’s Ladycat soccer team had to play two tough road games without one of their key offensive weapons in Lucy Fullmer over the weekend. The result was just as some might might, a lack of goals scored.
Ladycat’s coach Tyler Laity said that he doesn’t expect Fullmer to return for the rest of the season after sustaining an injury to her knee during a practice.
“It’s a tough loss not having her on the field. She was a big part of our offense and setting up plays,” Laity said.
The Ladycats lost at North Tahoe 6-1 on Friday and 4-0 to Incline on Saturday, bringing them to 5-6 in their league. It wasn’t where Laity wanted to be during this crucial part of the season, but he said that it is never too late to get back on track.
“There is still hope,” Laity said. “If we win our next few games we will earn an invitation to the state championship, and that would be huge.”
The Ladycats will get their chance at home on Friday against Pershing County at 4 p.m. and again on Saturday against Battle Mountain at 1 p.m.