By Dave Maxwell

Special to The Ely Times

The defense didn’t give up any goals, but the offense didn’t score any either as White Pine and West Wendover played  a scoreless boy’s soccer game on Saturday in West Wendover.

The scoreless outcome still leaves the Bobcats with the lowest goals against mark in the league, 18. Wendover has allowed 19. But, it was a frustrating too, explained coach Leif Tokerud because the Cats (5-5-3, 3-3-1) needed a win to solidify a playoff chance.

The Bobcat defense continued its stellar play as they have only allowed four goals in the last six games. Anchoring the defense, Tokerud pointed out, was the crew of Kellen Wilkin, Colton Rowley, Marco Pacheco, Shamryn Brewster and keeper Seth Robertson. “We played well on the ball,” he said, “but still need more variety and patience in our approach.”

Robertson said, “We have to aggressively win the ball much more than we have been.  Now, we just need to consistently score in every match.”

The Cats are going to need help from last week’s opponent to give them a shot at the playoffs. To make the tie worthwhile, Tokerud said the Cats need Wendover (7-6-2, 4-2-1) to beat or at least tie Yerington and Fernley. White Pine has games remaining with league leader Dayton (7-4-1, 4-4-1), Fernley (4-3, 3-2), and Yerington (4-3-1, 3-3-1).