KIRTLAND — The Piedra Vista girls soccer team notched its second win against Kirtland Central in five days after a dominant second half.

The Lady Panthers struck four times in the final 40 minutes to knock off their former district rival 4-0 on Tuesday at Bronco Stadium in Kirtland.

PV head coach Adam Huff said his team came out with more effort in the second half to create more scoring chances.

Eighth-grader Madison Cross starred for PV (3-1) in the victory, scoring twice for her squad.

"She's a stud, and she's starting to learn to play up at this level," Huff said of Cross. "She already had the skill, but now we're seeing the aggression come in."

Piedra Vista’s Madison Cross (2), second from the left, is congratulated by her teammates after scoring the first goal against Kirtland Central on
Piedra Vista's Madison Cross (2), second from the left, is congratulated by her teammates after scoring the first goal against Kirtland Central on Tuesday at Bronco Stadium in Kirtland. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times)

Cross got the Lady Panthers on the board four minutes into the second half with a shot from the left side of the 18-yard box.

Less than 10 minutes later, PV added to its lead when Mia Eisenfeld found the back of the net from near the penalty spot after receiving a pass from Hayden Carpenter.

Cross struck again in the 71st minute after the KCHS keeper bobbled a crossing attempt from the right wing and the PV forward pounced on the loose ball for a tap-in goal.

LisaMarie Jones added the fourth goal for PV with just two minutes left.

The Lady Panthers outshot KCHS 10-1 in the victory as the Lady Broncos' offense rarely troubled PV keeper Sara Engert.

"Defense is our strong point, and they're really starting to fit into what we want to do," Huff said.

The lone KCHS (3-1) shot on goal came early in the first half on a free kick from 33 yards away.

The Lady Broncos were without nine players in the loss due to early season injuries.

"The younger and more inexperienced players are going to have to get experience quick," KCHS head coach Leonel Camacho said. "We'll just have to focus on what we can do well."

PV also defeated the Lady Broncos earlier this season, winning a 2-0 decision on Friday during Aztec's Lady Tiger Shootout.

PV will play again on Saturday when they host Los Alamos. KCHS will play again on Thursday at home when it takes on Gallup.

Miyamura 5, Bloomfield 1

Bloomfield (1-3) struggled at home in a matchup with Miyamura (2-2).

A banged up Lady Bobcats squad opened the scoring 10 minutes into the contest with a goal from Shayla Felix, but Miyamura found an equalizer just a minute later and went on to score five unanswered goals in the win.

Injuries forced 11 Bloomfield players to miss the game, and head coach Kate Dunlap said that played a factor in the loss.

"We had most of our defensive line out, and we weren't able to substitute the way we would have liked," she said.

Bloomfield's next game is scheduled for Tuesday at Gallup.

Boys Soccer
Miyamura 4, Bloomfield 0

The Bobcats boys soccer team (1-3) was shutout at home Tuesday night in a 4-0 lose to 5A Miyamura (1-1).

"We were low on players and had to play shorthanded quite a bit," Bloomfield head coach Jarly Lopez said.

The Patriots scored a pair of goals in each half during the victory.

Bloomfield will be in action again against Piedra Vista at home on Tuesday.

"It's a tough call on what we'll be doing next," Lopez said. "We're training new people in new spots and are just in the stages of rebuilding."

Kirtland Central’s Mariah Charley and Piedra Vista’s Madison Cross fight for possession on Tuesday at Bronco Stadium in Kirtland.
Kirtland Central's Mariah Charley and Piedra Vista's Madison Cross fight for possession on Tuesday at Bronco Stadium in Kirtland. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times)
Volleyball
Piedra Vista 3, Bayfield, Colo. 2

The Lady Panthers started their season out with a victory against a tough Bayfield squad.

PV (1-0) came out with a five-set victory 25-14, 24-26, 25-21, 23-25, 16-14 on Tuesday in Bayfield, Colo.

"It was an awesome match and a really good way to start the season," PV head coach Ron Becker said. "We had a big comeback at the end and stuffed their 6-foot-6 girl for the game point."

PV had a balanced offense with three players recording between seven and nine kills. Vanessa Harris had 29 assists for the Lady Panthers in the victory.

The Lady Panthers will have a quick turnaround as they take on San Juan High in Blanding, Utah, on Thursday.

"If we play like we did tonight, that's all I care about," Becker said.

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