FARMINGTON — Farmington High soccer was in fine form during its home opener.

The Scorpions shut out Miyamura 4-0 on Saturday at Hutchison Stadium.

“We had a lot of opportunities, and all four goals were nice and easy shots,” said FHS head coach Byron Farnsworth.

Enrique Alvarez and Raul Terrazas each scored goals in the first half, giving the Scorps a 2-0 lead on the Patriots at the break. Eli Briody-Pavlik tacked on a pair of goals for FHS in the second half.

“I love how we’ve played. They compete every single day. The guys are getting used to each other and the formation we’re running,” Farnsworth said. “We still have to work on our communication on the field.”

The Scorps will be in action again this weekend during the Albuquerque Academy tournament, opening with Sandia Prep.

“Every team at this tournament was in state, and the big thing is we go out and improve. Every time we go out, we want to improve and play quality soccer,” Farnsworth said.

Girls Soccer
Piedra Vista 3, Roswell 1


After a slow start, the Lady Panthers scored three goals in the second half to defeat Roswell.

“It was a long trip, and we came out flat,” said PV head coach Shaun Taylor. “Roswell scored first, but once we got that goal in the first minute of the second half, it was over.”
 
Aaliyah Chavez scored the opening goal for the Lady Panthers on an assist from Jenna Brown. Goalkeeper Sara Engert recorded a goal on a penalty kick, and Bailey Roady put home the third goal on a free kick for PV.

The Lady Panthers (4-2) will be off until Friday when they host Cibola.

“We have two of the toughest game in our season next weekend with Cibola and Volcano Vista,” Taylor said.


Aztec 10, Capital 0

The Lady Tigers continued their solid season with a mercy-rule win over Capital. Hailey Morris and Rikki Newland each scored a pair of goals as Aztec (7-0) remained unbeaten.

“Today, we played well as a team and cleaned up a few mistakes from the day before,” said Aztec head coach Stephen Parks. “We’re where we want to be at this point in the season.”

Eight Lady Tigers scored goals in the game, which ended 20 minutes into the second half following the 10th goal.

Aztec will continue its season on Thursday against Onate at the Albuquerque Academy tournament.

“It’s going to be good to get a challenge on defense and see where we’re at.
Farmington’s Enrique Alvarez battles for the ball with Miyamura’s Jackson Ferguson on Saturday at Hutchison Stadium in Farmington.
Farmington's Enrique Alvarez battles for the ball with Miyamura's Jackson Ferguson on Saturday at Hutchison Stadium in Farmington. (Augusta Liddic/The Daily Times)
That’s what I’m looking forward to,” Parks said.


Blue Ridge, Ariz., 2, Kirtland Central 1


The Lady Broncos made the title game of the Show Low, Ariz., tournament but fell in the final to Blue Ridge.

“We played very well, but they are stout team,” said KCHS head coach Leonel Camacho. “It was a great, great battle.”

Deena Charley scored the goal for the Lady Broncos. Camacho was impressed with the play of his goalkeeper Megan Silversmith, who didn’t allow a goal in the tournament until the final.

“She had a great tournament and is a good, little keeper,” he said. Earlier in the day, the Lady Broncos (6-2) beat St. John’s, Ariz., 2-0 to advance to the championship.

Kirtland will be in action next against Rehoboth on Tuesday.


Desert Academy 7, Navajo Prep 0


The Lady Eagles’ struggles continued during a shutout loss to Desert Academy.

“We’re just getting beat to the ball,” said Prep head coach Stacy Irwin. “Our passing has improved, but we just need to keep working on getting to the ball first.”

Prep (0-6) will play Aztec JV on Tuesday.


Volleyball

Farmington 3, Miyamura 0

The Lady Scorpions backed up a win over Gallup with a straight sets victory against Miyamura on Saturday. 

FHS (2-0) played a tight first set with the Patriots, coming out on top 25-20, before dominating the final two sets 25-13, 25-13.

“Our rhythm was really smooth. It was nice to see on the floor,” FHS head coach Dan Hickman. “We’re mixing up our hitting.”

The Lady Scorps will play their home opener on Thursday against Pagosa Springs, Colo.

“We looking forward to the game and getting ready for PV’s tournament next weekend,” Hickman said.

Joshua Perry covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 or jperry@daily-times.com. Follow him on Twitter @jperrysuu.