PV holds off Miyamura 2-0
FARMINGTON — The Farmington girls soccer team controlled all aspects of the match and rolled to a 10-0 win over Gallup (0-9-2, 0-2-1) Tuesday night at Hutchison Stadium.
Farmington (12-2, 3-0 District 1-5A) saw seven players score goals.
“We were able to pass and possess the ball very well,” Farmington head coach Shannon Gill said. “The girls played very unselfish. We had seven different girls score and had eight assists on the 10 goals. Everyone played extremely well.”
Hannah Kelly, Arin Coleman and Alexis Velasquez each scored two goals in the win.
Gill said having multiple girls who are capable goal scorers will be a big benefit through the rest of the season because if opposing teams key on stopping one or two girls, others will be left open to provide offense.
Farmington will be off until Tuesday, when the Lady Scorps go to Gallup to face Miyamura (4-7-1, 0-1-1).
Albuquerque Academy 1, Aztec 0
The Aztec girls soccer team continued its goal-scoring drought against good teams on Tuesday, falling 1-0 to Albuquerque Academy on the road.
The Lady Tigers (8-5) have scored just one goal total in their five losses.
They weren’t without their chances against Academy (7-3-3), according to first-year coach Kelly Kelso.
“There (were) probably at least three major (scoring) chances in the first half and three or four more in the second half,” Kelso said. “It was just one of those days where we were off. We’re just kind of scratching our heads right now.”
The Lady Chargers scored on a cross in front of the goal to make it 1-0 midway through the second half, and Aztec was unable to respond.
Next up for the Lady Tigers is a home date with Miyamura (4-7-1) on Thursday. Kelso said he hopes to start gaining some momentum in that game.
“I feel like we were playing some better soccer earlier in the year, then we dropped off a little bit, then picked it up a little bit and so on,” he said. “I think the seniors are starting to lead, though, which is good. So I hope they can help us generate some momentum going forward.”
Piedra Vista 2, Miyamura 0
They didn’t score as much as they would have hoped, but the Lady Panthers (8-5) did enough to edge Miyamura 2-0 Tuesday in an away game.
Makeyan Kalmbach, Piedra Vista’s leader in goals this year, scored twice.
Both of Kalmbach’s goals came early in the contest, and both were off corner kicks, according to PV coach Adam Huff.
“(Kalmbach) scored about two minutes in on the back post on just a great ball played in,” Huff said. “Then the second one came with about 20 minutes left in the first half. She was a rebound girl up top and was able to put it in.”
Huff said the Lady Panthers, who host the winless Gallup Bengals on Thursday, tried some new things on Tuesday and will continue to change their approach in the future.
“We're still going to work on some new things and see if something can click,” Huff said. “Kind of give us multiple looks so teams don’t know what we’re going to do whenever we go play them.”
Rehoboth Christian 4, Bloomfield 2
Bloomfield struck first but couldn’t hold on Tuesday and lost 4-2 to Rehoboth Christian (4-8) on the road.
Lady Bobcats coach Shannon Nygren said her team fell apart after Teagan Mosley opened the game’s scoring.
“There was no talking, no passing,” Nygren said. “We’ve been struggling with some injuries to our starters. Hopefully, we can get everyone on the field next week.”
Mosley scored both goals for Bloomfield (4-9).
“She has great touch and speed with the ball,” Nygren said of Mosley. “And that only adds to her awesome leg on the ball.”
The Lady Bobcats will have a week off before facing a tough test in Hope Christian (8-3) in an away game on Tuesday.
Sports reporter Jake Newby contributed to this story.