FARMINGTON — Piedra Vista won its first boys' soccer game of the season, and first-year head coach Pablo Quintana hopes it is the start of a strong week for his Panthers.
PV (1-2) defeated Miyamura 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon in a home game against the Patriots.
"It feels good for me and the guys to get our first win together," Quintana said. "All of the hard work we have done in the first few weeks, it finally paid off."
PV's first goal was scored by sophomore forward Adam Rodriguez, and the go-ahead goal was scored in the second half by junior midfielder Beau Velarde.
"The guys finally connected with each other on the field," said Quintana, whose team was shut out 1-0 in two games against Bosque and Hope Christian last weekend. "Now, hopefully, we will get some of the injured players back this weekend for the big tournament."
PV will play in the Los Alamos tournament this weekend against the state's top 4A competition.
"The guys feel some confidence and have their feet on the ground, but we know we have a lot of work to do," Quintana said. "We hope to improve a lot this weekend when we see teams like Farmington, Los Alamos, Roswell and Belen. We hope to match strengths against strengths and weaknesses against weaknesses and see what we can do."
Rehoboth 1, Bloomfield 1, Rehoboth wins in PKs
Bloomfield's boys' soccer season got off to a shaky start in Rehoboth on Tuesday.
The Bobcats fought back from an early 1-0 deficit after Rehoboth's Mikias Ipple scored in the 12th minute. Bloomfield junior Raul Fonseca evened the game at 1-1 with a goal just four minutes into the second half, and the two teams played through a scoreless overtime before Rehoboth was able to win in penalty kicks.
"We dominated overtime," said Bloomfield head coach Jarly Lopez. "We had 25 shots, and they only had seven. We just could not put the ball in."
Lopez said his team came out sluggish in the first half before waking up in the second. He felt he had the better team from that point on.
Bloomfield is 0-1 this season with a game against Bosque looming at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Aztec 10, Moriarty 0
The goal-scoring machine that is the Aztec girls' soccer team continues to work with high efficiency.
The Lady Tigers (4-0) defeated Moriarty 10-0 on Tuesday on their home field at the Lady Tiger Sports Complex. The game ended about 15 minutes into the second half when Aztec tacked on its 10th goal to win via mercy rule.
"The girls did well. They are staying disciplined and passing the ball well," said Aztec head coach Stephen Parks. "We had pretty good touch and put several goals in the net."
Eight different girls scored in the game and seven girls were credited with at least one assist. Hailey Morris and Sarah Root each scored two goals while Jessica Kresl, Kayli Farmer, Devyn Martinez, Emily McDonald, Lacy Garcia and Kayleigh Farnsworth all scored in the game.
"Overall, what is good for us so far this year is we are playing well as a team. We are not depending on one person to do all the scoring or to play all the defense," Parks said. "We have had team-oriented victories in every game so far."
Aztec is back in action next Tuesday against Bloomfield before facing Belen and Capital later in the week.
Piedra Vista 2, Miyamura 1, OT
The Lady Panthers just faced Miyamura on Saturday and took a 5-0 win in the losers' bracket of the Aztec Lady Tiger Shootout tournament. And Piedra Vista was faced with the task of playing the Patriots again on Tuesday.
PV had troubles with its bus and arrived to Gallup late for its game against Miyamura, but the Lady Panthers showed up when it mattered most in overtime as Megan Roth scored a golden goal to give PV a 2-1 victory.
"We didn't play great, but we came back and found a way to win. We possessed the ball well, but the intensity was way down," said PV head coach Shaun Taylor. "It was a struggle playing a team we just saw two days ago."
Sophomore Jade Santillanes scored PV's first goal in regulation, and Roth, a senior, scored the game winner in overtime. Roth's goal was set up by eighth grader Bailey Roady, who Taylor said made a nice touch on the ball on the left wing before firing a shot. When Miyamura's goalkeeper came out to defend the shot, Roth was right there to clean it up and put the ball in the back of the net.
"It was great movement by Bailey to get the ball into space and get a great shot to set up the goal for us," Taylor said.
PV is now 3-1 overall and will host Bosque at home at 4 p.m. on Friday.
REHOBOTH 3, BLOOMFIELD 1
The Bloomfield girls suffered the same fate as the Bobcat boys on Tuesday at Rehoboth.
The Lady Bobcats fell to Rehoboth 3-1 on the road.
"All of the girls played really hard, and they played well," said Bloomfield's first-year head coach Kate Dunlap. "They hustled a lot, and I am really proud of them."
Bloomfield's lone goal game in the first half on a shot from freshman forward Teagan Mosley. The goal was unassisted.
Rehoboth took a 2-1 lead into halftime and tacked on one more goal late to finish off Bloomfield.
The Lady Bobcats play again on Saturday at home against Bosque.
Gallup 4, Navajo Prep 0
The Navajo Prep girls dropped their season opener on Tuesday in Gallup.
The 2A Lady Eagles (0-1) lost 4-0 to the 4A Lady Bengals of Gallup High School.
"My defense worked hard tonight, but our midfield still needs work," said Navajo Prep head coach Stacey Irwin. "Hopefully, we will get that straightened out before we come back down to Rehoboth for the tournament this weekend."John Livingston can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; 505-564-4648. Follow him on Twitter @jlivi2.