KIRTLAND — The Aztec girls soccer team had little trouble getting past Kirtland Central.

The Lady Tigers held KCHS (2-3) without a shot attempt in the 3-0 victory on Tuesday at Bronco Stadium.

"I felt like we could have done a better job with some of our runs, but overall, we did fine for the situation," Aztec head coach Stephen Parks said. "It's hard when you have a team in their end the whole game, and they're packed in front of the box."

Senior Rikki Newland scored the first two goals for Aztec (4-1) in the win, finding the back of the net in the 27th and 45th minutes.

Newland played more of an attacking role in the win after Parks moved her out of her customary defensive position.

"We tried to change things around with a few people sick," Parks said.

Freshman midfielder Grace Olson added the final goal for Aztec with just more than 14 minutes left in the game.

Aztec goalkeeper Elana Kresl only touched the ball on a few occasions in the shutout. KCHS keeper Moriah Toledo made nine saves in the loss.

Both teams return to action on Thursday. KCHS will play at Farmington High, and Aztec will host Bernalillo.

"I'm looking for the heart to see who has the guts to play against teams like this," KCHS head coach Leonel Camacho said. "Those are the ones that will be on the field."

Miyamura 8, Navajo Prep 0

The Lady Eagles were shutout in their season opener against 5A Miyamura.

"Offensively, we did better, but it wasn't the game I was hunting for," Prep head coach Stacy Irwin said. "Being that it was the first game of the season, hopefully they'll settle down."

Navajo Prep (0-1) will play again on Friday and Saturday in the Rehoboth tournament.

Boys Soccer
Piedra Vista 8, Bloomfield 0

The Panthers picked up their first win of the season to snap a four-game losing skid.

Aztec’s Hailey Morris and Kirtland Central’s Ilea Thompson battle for possession in a game at Bronco Stadium in Kirtland on Tuesday.
Aztec's Hailey Morris and Kirtland Central's Ilea Thompson battle for possession in a game at Bronco Stadium in Kirtland on Tuesday. (Jesse Hankins — Special to The Daily Times)

PV (1-4) got a hat-trick from Joseph Denney and two more goals from Nick Martinez in the victory against Bloomfield on Tuesday.

"We started to possess the ball well in the second half," PV head coach Pat Denney said.

Ryan Schaffer and Angel Flores added a goal apiece in the victory.

PV also scored on a Bloomfield own goal.

"They took advantage and capitalized on their shots," Bobcats head coach Jarly Lopez said. "We weren't able to get many openings.

The Panthers will play again on Saturday against Rehoboth. Bloomfield (0-3) plays at Aztec on Thursday.

Aztec 2, Belen 0

The Tigers remained unbeaten on the season with a home victory against the Eagles.

Aztec (3-0-1) got goals from Talon Ketring and Garrett Tucker in the victory.

"It's nice to get the win. We battled hard and were pretty solid defensively from the midfield up," Aztec head coach Steve Scales said. "The back third was a little sloppy but worked hard to correct mistakes."

Aztec will host Bloomfield on Thursday. Scales had a chance to see the Bobcats during Aztec's tournament to open the season on Aug. 22 and 23, even though the two teams didn't match up against one another.

"I know they have a lot of speed," Scales said. "We just have to worry about playing our game."

Volleyball
Navajo Prep 3, Shiprock 1

The Lady Eagles earned a four-set win against the Lady Chiefs on Tuesday in the Chieftain Pit.

Jasmine Coleman led the way with 15 kills and 15 assists for Prep (2-1) in the 25-18, 19-25, 25-20, 25-12 victory.

"We came out and played a better game," Prep head coach Rainy Crisp said. "The girls were strong and wanted to win."

Jazmin Benally added 19 assists and Leshauntai Adams had 11 digs in the Prep win.

Tanisha Begay recorded 12 kills for Shiprock (0-1) in the loss.

Prep will travel to Laguna Acoma today. Shiprock will be on the road against Window Rock, Ariz., on Thursday.

Miyamura 3, Bloomfield 2

The Lady Bobcats dropped their season opener in five sets to Miyamura 25-23, 18-25, 25-13, 21-25, 15-9 on Tuesday in Gallup.

"There were just tiny mental errors that hurt us," Bloomfield head coach Rae Collins said.

Collins said her focus will be getting her team to stay in the game mentally for the full contest.

"That's where our inexperience comes in at times," she said. "We're looking for the girls who have experience to keep the younger ones in the game."

The Lady Bobcats (0-1) return to the court on Thursday in their home opener against Dulce.

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.