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Lincoln gets first league win

Zebras down Bear River 3-2 on road; Whitney tops Lincoln 3-0
By: Russ Edmondson The News Messenger
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Lincoln High’s varsity girls soccer team earned its first Pioneer Valley League victory of the season on Monday as the Zebras topped Bear River 3-2. The visiting Zebras (7-11-4 overall, 1-6-1 in the PVL) led 3-1 at the half as Lincoln’s Melissa Arthurs, Hannah Holbrook and Shannon Snook each scored. Arthurs also had two assists while Snook had one. Lincoln coach Jason Treanor called up Arthurs, a freshman, to the varsity team prior to this match. “We’ve been struggling a lot with injuries and kids being sick and we brought her up for this game,” Treanor said. Arthurs scored her first varsity goal just five minutes into the match as Snook set her up with the assist. Six minutes later the duo struck again, this time with Arthurs assisting on a Snook goal to make it 2-0. Holbrook made it 3-1 about 30 minutes into the match when she scored after a shot by Arthurs banged off the goalpost. “We should have beaten then the first time we played them . . . we lost 2-1 but we dominated the game,” Treanor said. “It was a good team effort (on Monday). We attacked and moved the ball around. We’re coming around.” Lincoln lost 3-0 at Whitney (8-0-1 in the PVL) on Friday. The Wildcats won the second half 2-0. “We had the same defensive lineup we used against Colfax (6-0-1) and we held (Whitney) to 1-0 at half,” Treanor said. “And we know we didn’t have the speed or bodies to match up with them and the kids just forgot what we wanted to do as a unit (in the second half) . . . and we didn’t get back in transition.” The Zebras won 7-1 at San Juan in a non-league contest on April 14. Lincoln’s Shonna Fraser scored two goals while teammates Sabrina Marquez, Mariel Iniguez, Holbrook, Snook and Diana Ruiz each scored once. Fraser and Ruiz had two assists each while Carly Deweese and Shanner Everts each had one assist. Lincoln, which plays at Colfax (6-0-1) today, will host El Dorado at 6 p.m. Monday and host Placer at 7 p.m. next Wednesday. “It would be nice to make a run for the last half (of league),” Treanor said. “Placer we played really well and we scored first in that match (in the first round of league play). And El Dorado we tied 0-0.”