Farmington comes up short in Albuquerque Academy final, Bloomfield loses late to Bosque
FARMINGTON — The Farmington boys soccer team came into Saturday's Albuquerque Academy final riding a wave of momentum, but the Scorps wound up being humbled by the hosts in the championship final.
Albuquerque Academy won Saturday afternoon's game 3-0, blitzing the Scorpions (4-3) with two quick goals in the first 10 minutes and keeping them off the board the rest of the day.
After advancing in the tournament held in Albuquerque by besting Mayfield 2-0 on Thursday and Capital 1-0 on Friday, FHS wasn't sharp to start the final, and it hurt the Scorps, according to coach Byron Farnsworth.
"We started very slowly and suffered some injuries," he said. "Then, I had some younger guys in there late in the game when (Albuquerque Academy) scored their third goal."
Farnsworth said he preached consistency to his team after the loss.
"The win over Capital was one of the best games I've ever been a part of at Farmington High School, and we didn't really match that at all today," Farnsworth said.
Farmington is back home Tuesday for a 6 p.m. tilt with Bloomfield.
Bloomfield loses late lead, is beaten 2-1 by Bosque
Coming off a 10-3 Friday night loss, the Bobcats came out determined in Saturday's home game against Bosque.
Bloomfield (5-5) played a great game of team soccer for more than 70 minutes, but coughed up a 1-0 lead very late and fell 2-1 to the visitors.
Edgar Fonseca scored a goal assisted by Sammy Gutierrez 20 minutes into the first half. Bloomfield coach Scott Reid said his team then got tired in the game's waning moments.
"I'm extremely proud of my boys and how they played today," Reid said. "Unfortunately, with some injuries, we played our starting 11 for basically the entire game, and that kind of came back to bite us at the end."
Bosque tied the game with eight minutes to play and scored what would be the game-winning goal with just a minute and a half to go.
Bloomfield will look to shake off the tough loss when it plays Farmington Tuesday at 6 p.m. in an away game.
Piedra Vista loses fourth straight
The Panthers dropped to 1-9 on the season Saturday when they came up short against Del Norte, losing 4-1 on the road.
Victor Alba scored the goal for PV in what was an otherwise forgettable day for the Panthers, according to coach Pat Denney.
"We're still building right now," Denney said. "We didn't do too many things well today."
PV now gets a week off before facing St. Pius X on the road Saturday at 10 a.m.
Aztec shut down by Moriarty
For the first time in the 2015 season, the Aztec boys soccer team failed to get on the scoreboard.
Aztec (6-2) had its four-game win streak snapped when it lost 1-0 to Moriarty Saturday morning on the road.
Tigers coach Stephen Scales was unavailable for comment after the game.
Next up on the schedule for Aztec will be a home game against Rehoboth Christian at 10 a.m. Saturday.