Douglas High’s Aleeah Weaver dribbles around a Carson defender Saturday. Weaver scored both goals in the Tigers’ 2-0 win.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
The Douglas High girls soccer team didn’t let its rivals up north claim home field advantage Saturday in Carson City.
The Tigers put together a 2-0 win that moved them into fourth place in the Class 5A North.
Aleeah Weaver buried her sixth and seventh goals of the year for the win.
“I’ve been getting a lot of balls from the defense, which has been helping a lot,” said Weaver. “If you give me two yards to shoot, I’m going to shoot it.”
Her second goal of the contest came off a corner kick from senior captain Kylee Lash, who found Weaver’s head for the tally.
Weaver danced toward the net before quickly jutting out and around her defender, allowing the junior forward to connect with the cross.
“I knew where it was going because I know my player … I just kind of took advantage, kept my eyes on the ball and finished,” said Weaver.
Her head coach, Andrew Robles, knows he’s got one of the best offensive players in the North on his squad.
“She’s a well rounded player. We told her we really need her to step it up this year,” said Robles. “She’s able to score with either foot or her head.”
Douglas keeper Kylie Martin posted her fourth shutout of the season.
UP NEXT: The Tigers (6-4-1, 4-2-1 in Class 5A North) have one contest scheduled this week, hosting Bishop Manogue (3-7, 2-4) Tuesday afternoon after press time.
Tiger boys soccer get first taste of league play
After six non-league games to start the season, Douglas High boys soccer jumped into league play Thursday and Saturday.
Douglas opened with a 1-0 loss at McQueen before returning to Minden on Saturday to take on Reno.
The Tigers and Huskies played to a 0-0 draw, leaving Douglas with a 4-3-1 overall record.
UP NEXT: Douglas will be back on its home field Thursday afternoon for a 4:45 p.m. start time against South Tahoe (7-2, 2-0).
Douglas girls tennis wins third straight match
With a 15-3 result over Wooster, the Tiger girls tennis team is now 4-3 on the year, winning its third straight contest.
In singles, Joscelyn Turner picked up two wins while Annika Wertz, Charlotte Bonar and Hannah Johnson each added one of their own.
In doubles, six different pairings each took a set.
Overall, the Tigers dropped just 12 games over the course of the results listed.
Douglas boys cross country third at Truckee Invite
Only Galena and Spanish Springs were able to score fewer points than Douglas during Saturday’s Truckee Invite.
Jackson and Luke Davis led the way with third and 10th place finishes, respectively.
Romaine Smokey was 25th in 18:16 while Dennis Jorgensen was 47th. Jacob Lewis and Sage Spencer rounded out the results for the Tiger boys.
On the girls side, the Tigers took 10th as a team.
Ayla Nelson was the quickest across the line for Douglas, posting a time of 23:25 while Valerie Vieira was 48th.
Freshmen Lucy Nord and Logan Axtell were the next two runners to finish for Douglas in 57th and 59th, respectively.