SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - Dayton's defense did what it could, but shutting down a state champion soccer team is no easy task.
The playoff road ended in South Tahoe for the Dayton girls as they dropped their quarterfinal match 8-1 on a bitter cold Wednesday afternoon.
The Vikings kept Dayton's backfield busy, but the defensive staff fought off the two-time state champions. Dust Devils' goalkeeper Muranda Fowler fended off shot after shot on goal, but South Tahoe found the net five times in the first half.
Despite the defensive efforts, the Dust Devils entered the second half trailing 5-0.