Soccer roundup: FHS falls to Hope 2-1
FARMINGTON — The Farmington girls soccer team came out flat and couldn't overcome that slow start, falling to Hope Christian (7-3) 2-1 Saturday in Albuquerque.
"We just didn't come out with the intensity that we normally do," Farmington head coach Shannon Gill said. "We had a couple of mistakes early in the second half, and they capitalized on them. There was a lack of communication and a couple minor things."
Gill said the Lady Scorps (11-2) were a different team in the second half. Farmington had multiple shots on goal, but Hope's keeper made a couple of great saves while other shots hit off the crossbar and posts to keep Farmington from finding the equalizer.
"We just couldn't find the back of the net enough," Gill said. "We just ran out of time."
McKinzie Coleman scored the lone goal for Farmington. Hannah Kelley earned the assist on the goal.
Farmington will host Gallup (0-8-2) on Tuesday.
Piedra Vista 2, Roswell 1 OT
Piedra Vista split a pair of matches at the Sandia Prep Tournament this weekend in Albuquerque.
On Friday, the Lady Panthers (7-5) fell 5-2 to Sandia Prep (6-4), then picked up a 2-1 overtime win over Roswell (3-10) Saturday morning.
"It was an ugly first half, but the second half was better," PV head coach Adam Huff said of the Roswell match. "Both of our goals came off of corner kicks, so it's nice to see all the time we're putting in at practice is paying off."
Bailey Roady played the first corner kick into the box, and the ball deflected off a Roswell defender for an own goal with about 15 minutes left in the match.
In overtime, Madison Cross played the corner in, and Andi Johnson put the ball in the back of the net for the win.
PV will host Miyamura (6-3-2) on Tuesday.
Bloomfield 2, Pojoaque Valley 1
After barraging the opposing net with shots all game, the offense of the Bloomfield girls soccer team finally got some shots to go in the second half of Saturday's road game against Pojoaque Valley.
The result was a 2-1 Bloomfield win over the Elkettes (3-9) to boost the Lady Bobcats' record to 4-8.
"The field was really, really short today, which was weird, and it took some adjusting," Bloomfield coach Shannon Nygren said. "We got off so many shots in the first half, but just couldn't finish."
Teagan Mosley finished after the break. The junior scored both of Bloomfield's goals. Her second came courtesy of a penalty kick.
The Elkettes' only response was a score inside of the game's final minute when the win was just about wrapped up.
Bloomfield will visit Rehoboth Christian on Tuesday night. The Lady Bobcats crushed Rehoboth 8-2 on Sept. 17.
Bloomfield 3, Pojoaque Valley 2
The Bloomfield boys soccer team snapped a four-game losing skid Saturday afternoon by putting Pojoaque Valley away 3-2 on the road.
According to Bobcats coach Scott Reid, the final score indicated a closer game than what really took place.
"To be honest, we were the much better team today," Reid said. "(Pojoaque Valley) scored about 20 minutes in the half and then again 15 minutes later. I think our boys played with a lot of complacency today."
Tied at 2 with less than five minutes to go in the game, the Elks made a critical error.
A Pojoaque Valley defender tripped Sammy Gutierrez in the box when the senior had a clear path to the goal. Gutierrez took full advantage of the penalty kick by scoring the game winner.
Gutierrez has scored 17 goals this season, as he was responsible for all three Bloomfield scores on Saturday. Reid said he has benefited from all the defensive attention Edgar Fonseca has attracted.
"Edgar had such a great year last year that sometimes we find teams double or triple teaming him," he said. "And Sammy's just taking advantage of one-on-one opportunities. The way he and Edgar play off each other is really amazing, too."
The Bobcats will look to reach the .500 mark when they visit Rehoboth Christian (10-2) on Tuesday. Bloomfield nearly upset the Lynx when the teams met on Sept. 17, but ultimately fell 2-1.
St. Pius X 3, Aztec 0
The breaks didn't go Aztec's way Saturday, and the Tigers fell 3-0 to St. Pius X in Albuquerque.
The two sides battled back and forth in the first half and went into halftime engaged in a scoreless tie.
In the second half, Pius (8-3-2) gained a 1-0 lead on a penalty kick and continued to take advantage of its opportunities to go on to the 3-0 victory.
"Not to take anything away from them, they have some good players, but they got some breaks that we didn't," Aztec head coach Steve Scales said.
Aztec (8-5) will be off until Thursday when the Tigers head to Gallup to face Miyamura (1-7-3).
"We have to go down and get a win against Miyamura," Scales said. "We have a few days off, and the big thing is get some rest and sharpen up."
Sports reporter Jake Newby contributed to this story.