Playing on the road can be a tricky thing for teams. The White Pine High School girls soccer team’s most recent road trip, with a game at Yerington and Whittel, showed the team and the coach both the best of the team’s offense at times, and the important of playing well for a full game during more challenging times.
The Ladycat’s first game at Yerington on Friday took a little warm up time in the beginning.
“The ball played a lot slower on their field than we were used to so that was kind of hard to get the hang of at first,” Lily Fullmer said.
But once the the Ladycats got the hang of the different field, they didn’t hold back. White Pine beat Yerington 8-1, with Fullmer scoring one of the goals on a one-on-one with Yerington’s goalie.
The team then headed to Whittel on Saturday which had the potential to be another good road win, but missing players and temporary lapses in focus hindered the team in a lopsided 8-1 loss.
“We played really good soccer for about 50 minutes of that game, staying really competitive with Whittel. The problem was we had a bad ten minutes in the beginning and a worse 20 minutes at the end,” coach Tylar Laity said.
Whittel totaled seven of their eight goals in those time frames that the Ladycats struggled.
The Ladycats will look to bounce back this weekend with their first home games since the preseason, taking on North tahoe Friday at 3 p.m. and Incline at 11 a.m. Saturday. Both games will be played at the Steptoe Soccer Field.