Girls soccer: Lady Panthers blank Gallup 8-0
Two sophomores score twice each in lopsided win
FARMINGTON — The Piedra Vista girls soccer team got off to a slow start against Gallup (0-11-2, 0-3-1 District 1-5A), but came alive for six goals in the second half to top the Bengals 8-0 Thursday at the PV soccer fields.
The Lady Panthers (9-5, 2-1) held a 2-0 lead at halftime, and PV head coach Adam Huff said that while his players kept possession in Gallup’s half of the field about 90 percent of the time, they look “very lethargic.”
“It looked pretty similar to how Tuesday was. There wasn’t a lot of intensity, and the girls were kind of going through the motions,” Huff said. “I challenged them at halftime to take ownership, and they did. They really picked up the intensity in the second half.”
Sophomores Hannah Sayyeau and Lexi Atencio each scored two goals in the win.
Senior Hayden Carpenter recorded four assists.
PV will be off until Tuesday, when the Lady Panther go to Aztec to face the Lady Tigers (9-5, 2-1).
Aztec 9, Miyamura 0
Aztec bounced back from Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Albuquerque Academy with a 9-0 blowout of Miyamura Thursday at the Aztec Tiger Sports Complex.
“It was a good team victory,” Aztec head coach Kelly Kelso said. “We pulled together yesterday in practice. After the loss to Academy, it left a bad taste in our mouth, and we seemed to move forward today. I’m really happy with how the girls played. There’s nothing I can say that they did bad.”
Kelso said Miyamura (4-8-1, 0-2-1) did a good job of applying pressure to Aztec, but the Lady Tigers (9-5, 2-1) exhibited good passing to stretch the Lady Patriot defense for scoring opportunities.
Aztec will host Piedra Vista (9-5, 2-1) on Tuesday for the team’s final home match of the season.
Karl Schneider is the sports editor for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4648.