Soccer: Piedra Vista blasts Kirtland Central 10-0
FARMINGTON — The Piedra Vista girls soccer team picked up a pair of hat tricks en route to a 10-0 win over Kirtland Central at the PV soccer fields Tuesday afternoon.
Midfielders LisaMarie Jones and Hannah Sayyeau recorded three goals each to lead the Lady Panthers.
"We've been really stressing not only our shape but our movement in our offensive attack," PV head coach Adam Huff said. "Now they're starting to realize what they need to do and the movement they need to have, and we're just putting the ball in the goal."
PV controlled all aspects of the match, dominating time of possession and keeping the action in KC's defensive half of the field.
In the first half, PV (2-1) put nine of its 22 shots on goal, while the Lady Broncos (2-2) only got off two shots, with neither threatening the goal.
"It's not to say we didn't have any opportunities on the offensive end, but they weren't quality opportunities," KC head coach Chad Kimball said.
Hayden Carpenter started the scoring spree in the first half, finding the back of the net 13 minutes into the match.
Carpenter's goal sparked the PV attack that put in two more goals — the first from Jones and the second from Mia Eisenfeld — in the next four minutes to make it 3-0.
Sayyeau picked up her first goal with about five minutes left in the first half to give PV a 4-0 lead.
Kimball said his team's defense was shorthanded with players missing time for family matters and injuries, but PV's speed was the biggest factor in the scoring frenzy.
"We're trying some things on the defensive line that we haven't had a lot of time to practice with, and we did have some success with that, but they (PV) just have incredible speed up front, and it hurt us," Kimball said.
The Lady Panthers wasted little time getting back on the attack in the second half with Lexie Atencio and Jones finding the net in the first seven minutes to give PV a 6-0 advantage.
Then PV put in a flurry of goals to end the match, scoring four goals in a matter of three minutes.
Sayyeau recorded back-to-back goals separated by one minute, first fighting off a KC defender to make it 7-0, then putting in a Jones cross with 17 minutes left for the hat trick.
"Hannah, who played volleyball the last couple of years, is just a bulldozer," Huff said. "A couple of her goals just came from being stronger than the defenders, using her speed and being an all-around athlete."
Jones notched her third goal within a minute of Sayyeau's, heading in a corner kick to push the lead to 9-0. One minute later, Cheyenne Montano capped the scoring, cleaning up a corner for another goal.
"We ended the last two practices with about 20 minutes of corners each day," Huff said. "If we can get one (goal) out of five (corners) on the season, that's deadly, and that's going to get a lot of extra goals you wouldn't normally get in game play."
KC will play at Gallup (0-1) on Thursday, while PV will host Bloomfield (0-3) on Tuesday.
Miyamura 2, Bloomfield 1
After a great start to the match, Bloomfield lost its composure and fell to Miyamura 2-1 Tuesday afternoon in Gallup.
"We started out very, very strong. We were passing the ball well and communicating with each other, but late in the first half, we lost the momentum," Lady Bobcats head coach Shannon Nygren said.
Tegan Mosley scored an early goal for the visitors to take a 1-0 lead, but Miyamura answered late in the half to send the game to halftime tied at 1.
Miyamura (1-2) added another goal in the second half to get the win.
Bloomfield will be back in action Tuesday when the Lady Bobcats travel to Farmington to meet Piedra Vista. Nygren said she wants her team to get back to the style of play she saw in the first part of the Miyamura game with good passing and communication between her players.
Bloomfield 3, Miyamura 1
After battling with Miyamura for the first 77 minutes of the match, Bloomfield (3-1) found the back of the net twice in the final three minutes to topple the Patriots 3-1 Tuesday in Gallup.
"It was a very exciting game," Bloomfield head coach Scott Reid said. "It was tied 1-1 with three minutes on the clock, and Isaiah Natoni played a cross into the box. Edgar Fonseca had his back to the goal and he got up into the air and bicycle kicked it into the corner of the goal. It was an amazing goal."
The goal all but sealed the win for the Bobcats, but for good measure, Fonseca added a second goal about two minutes later, breaking away and hitting a chip shot over the keeper's head to secure the victory.
Bloomfield will be back in action Saturday, taking on Robertson (0-0) in Bernalillo.