By Mary Granath Posted November 10, 2008
Lowry’s boys soccer team made history on Tuesday, November 4, when they became the first ever sagebrush team to defeat North Tahoe. It was also the first game that they had ever won in a zone competition.
“I feel pretty good right now,” exclaimed head coach Steve Swanson, “Eight years we’ve been trying to do this and we finally got it.”
For the first thirty minutes of the game, it looked as though it would be a long scoreless match. However, eight minutes before the half freshmen Francisco Almontes slipped a shot past the Tahoe goalie on an assist from Sterling Snow. This was all the Bucks needed to pull ahead end insure the win.
Seven minutes into the second half of the game Striker Salvador Mendoza scored on an assist from Jose Acevedo bring the score to 2-0. Two minutes later Tahoe received a penalty for unsporting conduct and Midfielder Tyler Spriet was awarded a free-kick. Spriet easily made the goal and Lowry moved one step closer to victory.
North Tahoe made a feeble attempt at a comeback when they scored late in the second half. Inaki Hernandez then became the first Varsity player to obtain a red card this year after he received his second yellow which was given for time-wasting. Although the playing continued to intensify neither team scored again. The game ended at 3-1 and Lowry Bucks advanced to the final round of zone.