2018-06-07 / Sports

Nouvel soccer girls mercy CC-C in opener

By Lamont Lenar


Karly Skocelas drives in through the Carson City-Crystal defenders and scores for Nouvel in its district opening match on May 29. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Karly Skocelas drives in through the Carson City-Crystal defenders and scores for Nouvel in its district opening match on May 29. Photo by Lamont Lenar The Nouvel Catholic Central girls’ soccer team defeated Carson City- Crystal in the first round of the district tournament on Tuesday, May 29, shutting out the Eagles 8-0.

The Panthers dominated the game, scoring eight goals in the first half for the mercy.

Nouvel scored its first goal with Isabelle Patel finding the net about eight minutes into the match. Madison Copus then hit two minutes later at 30:16, with Jade Patel scoring at 29:02 for the 3-0 lead.

Catherine Charlton scored for the Panthers at 25:41 to go up 4-0.

Neither team scored over the next 20 minutes but Nouvel dominated the ball, controlled the midfield and attacked the goal. The Eagles were limited to only a couple of scoring opportunities, with the Panthers defense getting the stops.


Jade Patel takes a shot at the Carson City-Crystal goal during Nouvel’s 8-0 win over the Eagles in the district opener. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Jade Patel takes a shot at the Carson City-Crystal goal during Nouvel’s 8-0 win over the Eagles in the district opener. Photo by Lamont Lenar Nouvel then closed out the game with four goals over the last 5:1. Karly Skocelas scored, then Charlton netted her second goal 30 seconds later at 4:47 for a 6-0 lead.

Skocelas scored again with 1:06 left for Nouvel, then Bregan Grigg close out the game with a goal at the buzzer for the 8-0 final.

Nouvel coachMatthew Solek said the team played well, and they continued to improve as the season has gone along.

Nouvel faced off against Bath in the district semifinals on Thursday, May 31, with Bath taking the 4-2 win.



Catherine Charlton battles against the Carson City-Crystal defender for Nouvel, and drives the ball into the Eagles’ zone during the district match May 29. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Catherine Charlton battles against the Carson City-Crystal defender for Nouvel, and drives the ball into the Eagles’ zone during the district match May 29. Photo by Lamont Lenar

Marirose LeFevre drives in past the Carson City-Crystal defender for a shot at the Eagles’ goal in Nouvel’s opening district matchup on May 29. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Marirose LeFevre drives in past the Carson City-Crystal defender for a shot at the Eagles’ goal in Nouvel’s opening district matchup on May 29. Photo by Lamont Lenar

Panther Ashley Martin brings the ball up the sideline and centers the ball into the Carson City-Crystal zone during the teams’ opening round district matchup on May 29. 
Photo by Lamont Lenar Panther Ashley Martin brings the ball up the sideline and centers the ball into the Carson City-Crystal zone during the teams’ opening round district matchup on May 29. Photo by Lamont Lenar

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