FARMINGTON — Aztec had a difficult time in a rematch with Los Lunas.

The Lady Tigers needed an overtime goal from freshman Grace Olsen to emerge with a 2-1 victory on Thursday in Los Lunas.

"I feel like we could have played better," Aztec head coach Stephen Parks said. "As the game went along, we struggled to do the things we needed to do to be successful."

Parks noticed the adjustments made by Los Lunas (2-2) after his team defeated the squad 2-0 on Saturday at the Lady Tiger Shootout.

"They marked up Hailey (Morris) the whole game, and we didn't adjust to it very well," Parks said.

Aztec (3-1) opened the scoring less than 20 minutes into the contest when freshman Lece Avilas found the back of the net.

Los Lunas found the equalizer just a couple minutes before halftime after scoring on a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box.

Aztec will be in action against Kirtland Central on Tuesday.

"I always except (Leonel) Camacho to figure out ways to stop us," Parks said of the KCHS head coach. "We need to prepare for every team like they're Pius."

Kirtland Central 1, Gallup 0

The Lady Broncos picked up a key victory against Gallup on Thursday.

KCHS (2-3) got the lone goal from Deena Charley just before halftime to defeat the Lady Bengals at Bronco Stadium.

Camacho said his team dominated the possession throughout the game, and that neither of his goalies were called into action much, making just two saves in the shutout.


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The Lady Broncos will turn their attention to Aztec and Farmington High next week before opening district play against Rehoboth.

"District is right around the corner and playing FHS and Aztec is the best way to prepare," Camacho said.

 

Volleyball

Piedra Vista 3, San Juan (Utah) 2

The Lady Panthers needed the full five sets to come out victorious against San Juan High.

After dropping the first two sets, PV (2-0) rallied to knocked off the Lady Broncos 21-25, 29-31, 25-23, 25-23, 15-12 in Blanding, Utah.

In both matches this year, the Lady Panthers have needed five sets to get the win.

"It's the best thing for us to play these types of matches," PV head coach Ron Becker said. "The state tournament will be these type of matches."

Autumn Begay had 13 kills and Haleigh Lovato added 12 more in the win. Vanessa Harris recorded 38 assists along with eight kills for PV.

The Lady Panthers will play again on Thursday against Monument Valley from Kayenta, Ariz.

 

Kirtland Central 3, Ignacio (Colo.) 0

The Kirtland Central Lady Broncos opened the 2014 volleyball season in dominating fashion, cruising past Ignacio, Colo. in straight sets 25-18, 25-18, 25-15 Thursday night.

"It was pretty good, but we still need a lot of work," said Kirtland Central first-year head coach Nadia Watson. "The score doesn't show the whole game. Our serving was really pretty bad, and we need to work on it."

Middle hitter Koelle Bradley led the offensive attack, placing her spikes wherever needed, while junior libero Martha Greyhorse flew around the court for the Lady Broncos defense.

Kirtland Central will be back in action next Thursday when they host Farmington High.

 

Navajo Prep 3, Navajo Pine 0

The Lady Eagles opened the season with a solid, straight-set victory against their rival Lady Warriors.

Prep (1-0) defeated Navajo Pine 25-11, 25-13, 25-20 on Thursday at the Eagles Nest.

"The girls played good for the first game of the year, but we still have some things to work on," Prep head coach Rainy Crisp said.

Jasmine Coleman led the way for the Lady Eagles with 12 aces and seven kills.

Setter Keona Leano had 14 assists in the win.

Prep will take the court again today against Lasalle in Albuquerque.

Boys Soccer
Aztec 0, Grants 0

The Tigers and Pirates played to a scoreless draw on Thursday at Grants.

"Wish we could have played a little bit better and nicked one down there, but they game-planned really well on us," Aztec head coach Steve Scales said. "We weren't quite as prepared as I'd have liked for the grass and the slow play."

This was the second matchup between the two teams this year. Aztec (2-0-1) defeated Grants 5-2 at home on Saturday.

Aztec will play again on Tuesday when it hosts Belen.

Karl Schneider contributed to this report.

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