By Tylar Laity
White Pine coach
The White Pine High girls soccer team had a homecoming to remember this past weekend. They kicked off the homecoming games on Friday against Dayton and won by a score of 1-0.
The game was controlled by White Pine, they just couldn’t find the back of the net. That was until midway through the second half when Sam Gamberg finished a 33-yard shot in the upper left corner that was assisted by Shawn Petersen.
The Cats continued to maintain possession and the defense got another shutout. “This was a special win for us, today was Jason Nelsons day and we got win number 17.” said Coach Tylar Laity
The weekend success continued on Saturday with a 2-0 win against Fernley. White Pine started off the offense a little earlier in the game with two first half goals courtesy of Lily Fullmer on a free kick and Sage Dutson, from just outside the 18, assisted by Whitney Prengle.
In the second half the Ladycats continued to put the pressure on but couldn’t score. The win Saturday completed a remarkable 20 games unbeaten for White Pine (18-0-2) which will enter them into NIAA record books.
The weekend had a poetic ending as the last home game provided the opportunity for the Ladycats to beat the previous state record for games unbeaten. It was also senior recognition and the seniors went out with a bang. “Thanks to all of those who came out to support us throughout the season.” said seniors Alicia, Delaney and Sam.
White Pine will finish off the regular season this weekend with a road trip to play Yerington and Whittell. The final game of the regular season against Whittell will be an all out battle as winner of the game will be league champions. “We can’t tie this time, it’s a must win.” said Lily Fullmer.