FARMINGTON — Piedra Vista struggled to create scoring chances against a tough Los Alamos back line.
The Lady Hilltoppers held the PV girls soccer team to just two shots on goal in a 1-0 loss on Saturday in Farmington.
"We just didn't get anything on goal and challenge the keeper the way we wanted to," PV head coach Adam Huff said. "You can't score if you can't put shots on goal."
Los Alamos (2-2) also had problems putting together its own offensive opportunities, but with just 16:45 left in the game, junior Emily Hopkins found some space in the 18-yard box and struck a shot past the outstretched arm of PV goalkeeper Sara Engert for the games' lone goal.
"We were back, and we just didn't mark," Huff said of the goal.
PV (3-2) had a pair of quality looks at goals in the second half but couldn't find the target.
Ten minutes into the second half, the Lady Panthers hit the post from the right side of the field just outside the 18-yard box.
Then with just five minutes left, a Sabrina Tornow free kick from a couple yards outside of the penalty area sailed just over the crossbar.
The Lady Panthers will be off for a week before returning to the field on Saturday at Grants.
Lady Scorps win Taos tourney bracket
Farmington is off to a solid start to the season after holding its opponents scoreless in three games at the Taos tournament this weekend.
The Lady Scorps won their bracket with a 5-0 victory against Silver on Saturday.
"It was a good tournament for us," FHS head coach Shannon Gill said. "It was a good experience seeing different teams. It gave us a chance to work on a few things."
Hannah Kelley and Riley Coleman had two goals each in the win. Bailey Carter got a rare start in the field away from her usual goalkeeping duties and scored the other FHS goal.
FHS (3-0-1) defeated Bosque in the opener 3-0. Kelley scored twice, and Felicia Moseley added the third goal. The Lady Scorps advanced to the final on penalty kicks after a 0-0 draw with Clovis.
Farmington will play again on Thursday when it hosts its former district opponent Kirtland Central.
"There won't be that pressure of a district game, so we might be able to play without those nerves," Gill said.
FHS finishes 3rd in Los Alamos
The Scorpions opened their season with a pair of wins in the Los Alamos tournament.
FHS (2-0-1) defeated the Hilltoppers 2-1 in the third-place game on Saturday, with goals from Yosmar Ruiz and Guilio Vital.
"It was good. All three teams we played were physical," FHS head coach Byron Farnsworth said. "I'm pleased with the performance."
The Scorps opened the tournament with a 3-0 victory against Clovis on Friday, with two goals from Joaquin Gonzalez and a third from Manuel Viveros.
FHS was dropped into the third-place game on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw with Bosque.
Jamie Quezada scored the lone goal on a 45-yard free kick.
FHS will get another crack against the Bobcats on Saturday at Hutchison Stadium.
"We'll get a revenge game against Bosque, so we're looking forward to that," Farnsworth said.
Lady Tigers take Belen title
Aztec opened its season this weekend with a championship in the Belen tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Tigers went 14-0 in an eight-team pool against the likes of Carlsbad and Belen, before winning both matches in the bracket to claim the tournament crown.
"It was a good variety of teams there," Aztec head coach Anna Strauss said. "We had teams from all classes. This was one of the most competitive tournaments I've seen there."
Aztec (2-0) knocked off Magdalena in four sets 25-23, 23-25, 25-15, 25-17 in the tournament finale.
"They were a tall and scrappy team," Strauss said of the 2A opponent.
Aubrey Folk led the way with 16 kills in the final.
Folk, Taylor Santistevan and Myra McCaskill made the All-Tournament team for the Lady Tigers.
Aztec will play again on Thursday against Grants.