Boys update.

The Virgin Valley High School boy soccer team continued to struggle after three games of the 2018 season. The Bulldogs were crushed in a shortened mercy rule game 9-0 by the Clark Chargers on Tuesday Sept. 4 at the Mesquite Sports and Events Center. Clark jumped off to a 3-0 lead, minutes into the matchup. The Chargers added another goal at the six minute mark as the Dawgs defense seemed to be nonexistence. The first half ended with the Chargers up 6-0. The Chargers added three more goals midway through the second period before the game was called with the final score of 9-0. The Bulldogs have been outscored 22-0 so far this year. The offense has had difficulty mounting an attack as multiple passes have been hard to come by against their opposition. Last year’s scoring leader Christian Martinez with 13 goals has not had many opportunities to reach goal this year. The Bulldogs open 3A Sunrise League play on Sept. 19 hosting Boulder City at 3pm.

Girls update

Bulldog mid-fielder Jayyde Tafili send a ball down field during the recently completed Mesquite Cup.

Photo by Lou Martin

The Bulldog soccer gals finished their preseason warmups with a 2-2 draw with Clark on Tuesday Sept. 4 in Las Vegas. The Dawgs and Chargers had traded goals in each period of the game. Emma Hughes and Malia McOmie reached goal for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have one more preseason game against Western High School before beginning their 3A season at Boulder City on Sept.19.  Bulldog star striker Rainee Brito has not reached goal this year as her play has been limited by injuries. The Bulldogs play in the recently completed Mesquite Cup was limited as coach Scott Trimming split his squad into two teams due to one team not being able to compete. The Bulldogs despite their youth should be one of the favorites going into league play.