Things are starting to click for the White Pine High School Ladycat soccer team offensively. Head Coach Tylar Laity said he feels like he saw a glimpse of how good his team can be this past weekend, with back to back home wins over Pershing County and Battle Mountain.
“I think our Friday game against Pershing was the best game we’ve played all year. And I think what I saw out there was about 75 percent of what I think our offense can do. I think we are about to explode on offense,” Laity said.
The Ladycats got revenge against Pershing County for beating them in their home preseason tournament at the start of the season, putting the Mustangs down 5-1 on Friday. Lucy Fullmer had her best game of the season said Laity against the Mustangs, scoring 3 goals and finishing with an assist. The coach also credited Madeline Pickens defensive performance, shutting down the Mustangs biggest offensive threat throughout the entire game.
Things got off to a slower start against Battle Mountain Saturday, but the Ladycats shook off their scoreless first fifteen minutes to score two goals before half time. The Ladycats kept up the pace to beat the Longhorns 4-0. The game was the first shutout the team had completed against a league opponent this season.
Laity said he hopes to keep this momentum going into this weekend’s game against West Wendover for homecoming weekend. The Ladycats will take on the Wolverines on the high school field at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3. The boys team will play West Wendover on the same field following the girls match at 1 p.m.