The Ely Times

It was a cold, rainy, windy day at West Wendover on Oct. 6. But the White Pine High girls’ soccer team registered a 6-0 win over the winless Wolverines.

Coach Jared Prengel said Sage Dutson scored a hat trick. “She had two goals in the first half, then our first one in the second half. She might have scored more, but we pulled her out to give the substitutes some playing time.”

Sidney Hansen scored twice and maintains her spot as the team scoring leader with seven goals.

“The game was pretty much in our favor the whole time,” Prengel said, “so when we realized that, we started to give the younger players some exposure on the field such as Zoie Adams and Kaileigh Dumont”

He complimented them in particular for their play. “We were able to move people in and out and keep them fresh. Wendover has a small team, with only 14 on their roster.”

White Pine took 28 shots on goal. “We were in their end a lot,” Prengel said.

Even with the high number of shots, he said he continues to be baffled at how many of the shots go right to the goalie rather than to the side or high corners. “Got to do a much better job in that. But we did see some things happen in the game that we had worked on in practice, so that was a positive note.”

This week the Ladycats play host to Fernley and Yerington on Friday and Saturday.

“Fernley and Whittell are our only losses in league,” Prengel said. Fernley won the first meeting 2-0 Sept. 20 in Fernley. White Pine defeated Yerington 4-1 Sept. 21.

Next weekend, Oct. 19-20, the Bobcats will be on the road to Dayton and Whittell.

In the 3A Northern A league, teams White Pine would have to play in the state playoffs, South Tahoe (14-1, 11-1) is the leader, followed by Truckee  (10-4, 9-2) and North Tahoe (9-4, 9-2).

Truckee is the two-time defending state champion.