Both the Farmington boys’ and girls’ soccer teams traveled to Albuquerque for the first day of the Albuquerque Academy Invite on Thursday.
While the boys’ team fell 1-0 in a close game against Las Cruces, the Lady Scorpions earned a 3-0 win against Mayfield.
“The girls played well and played a complete game,” said Lady Scorps head coach Shannon Gill. “They are learning and gaining experience every day and every game.”
Katelynn Flack scored in the first half with an assist from Chantel Grubelnik.
In the second half, Hannah Kelley and Alissa Montoya added goals for FHS.
The Lady Scorpions face Hope Christian at 2:30 p.m. today.
Hope Christian defeated Albuquerque Academy 2-0 Thursday.
Aztec 4, Carlsbad 2
Four girls combined to help the Lady Tigers roll in Carlsbad Thursday.
Hailey Morris, Rikki Newland, Kayli Farmer and Kelcie Gerry all found the back of the net as Aztec (8-0) remained unbeaten on the season thanks to a 4-2 win against Carlsbad two days before a matchup with St. Pius X looms at home for Aztec.
“We struggled a bit in the first half but played pretty well in the second,” said Aztec head coach Stephen Parks. “This was definitely a good game for us to prepare for St. Pius. The girls are excited to get to play them.
“I feel if we come out and just play our game, we should be fine. Right now, it is all about getting better as a team and Saturday should definitely help us with that.”
Kirtland 6, Gallup 0
In the team’s first home game of the season, Kirtland celebrated a 6-0 win against Gallup.
Zoey Hooper scored two more goals for Kirtland, giving her a team-high 11 on the season. Kenaba Hatathlie and Temerae Blackwater also scored two goals each.
“We played extremely well. It was good to come home and win after winning our first seven games on the road,” said Lady Broncos head coach Leonel Comacho.
Kirtland (8-2) is next in action against Bloomfield.
Pagosa Spring 3, Farmington 2
Farmington’s young volleyball team rallied to win two consecutive sets after dropping the first in Pagosa Springs, Colo., but simply didn’t have enough in the tank to close out the match.
Pagosa beat Farmington 25-23, 15-25, 23-25, 25-22 and 17-15 Thursday night.
“We played really good and then we would drop. It was a roller coaster ride again,” said FHS head coach Dan Hickman. “Pagosa played well, too. We just struggled with our defensive coverage to cover tips and dig up balls.”
Hickman said the team is still trying to find the confidence to close matches they are leading, but called the match great experience for the district season and this weekend’s Piedra Vista Invite.
Farmington’s pool for the PV tournament has also changed from tough foes Monument Valley and Los Alamos to a pool against Pojoaque, Kirtland and the Piedra Vista junior varsity team.
“It is a bit of an easier pool because those other two schools have a history of winning big tournaments,” Hickman said. “Hopefully we can get back on our toes tomorrow and get going with some wins.”