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Girls’ Soccer: Lady Tigers rise to No. 14 in Western States rankings

by Joey Crandall

It’s been a dream season for the Douglas High girls’ soccer program already.

After outscoring opponents 14-0 in two matches last week, including a decisive 4-0 win over the High Desert League’s current second-place team Spanish Springs, Douglas finds itself riding the longest active unbeaten streak of any 4A team in any sport in Nevada (30 games).

And now national outlets are beginning to take an interest.

Douglas was ranked No. 14 in the Western United States in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas poll.

In Saturday’s win over Spanish Springs, the Tigers cruised as goalkeeper Bri Randall posted her 28th career shutout behind a standout effort from the Douglas defense.

It was the Tigers’ 11th team shutout of the season and Randall’s fifth of the year.

Katie Dry got the Tigers on the board on an assist from Randall in the 14th minute.

A minute later, Cora Moody extended the lead on an unassisted goal.

Tia Lyons chipped in her 60th career goal in the 29th minute on an assist from Camry Varble and freshman Lexi VonSchottenstein added her team-leading 16th goal of the season on an assist from Dry in the 32nd minute.

Douglas has now outscored its opponents 62-7 on the year in piling up a 16-0 overall record and 11-0 slate in the Northern 4A.

The Tigers face rival Carson (9-2 Northern 4A) Tuesday night in Carson City at 7 p.m.