Farmington girls go undefeated at Taos Tourney
Piedra Vista boys, girls each lose tight games
- Seven different girls scored goals for Farmington in a 10-0 rout of Santa Fe.
- The Lady Tigers had a rough first half against Hope Christian and fell 2-1.
- Nine Lady Panthers were trapped in an elevator just before a game against Los Lunas, which the team lost 2-1.
- The Piedra Vista boys team lost 4-3 to Bosque in a game that was decided by a penalty shootout.
FARMINGTON — The Farmington girls soccer team capped a great weekend at the Taos Tournament by clobbering Santa Fe 10-0 today.
After picking up two victories on Friday, the Lady Scorpions (3-0) saved the best for last today, as they blitzed the Lady Demons (0-4) behind a hat trick from sophomore Felicia Moseley.
Farmington coach Brynn Chavez Cochran said the team did everything right.
"Every single player was in on that field, every sub had a hand in it," Chavez Cochran said. "They talked, they spread the ball, they crossed the ball and they filled the space between the midfield and the defensive line that I was worried about before. They played like a true team."
Seven different Farmington girls scored today. Arin Coleman, who scored in all three of Farmington's Taos Tourney games, scored twice versus Santa Fe. Ha'teya Holloman, Eliza Merrion, Taylor Anglin and Aubrey Lopez all found the back of the net for the first time as varsity players.
Narcissa Fowler had her second goal of the season to round out the 10 scores.
The Lady Scorps will try to make it four straight wins to start the season when they meet St. Pius (1-0) at home on Sept. 8.
Los Lunas 2, Piedra Vista 1
The Lady Panthers lost a one-goal game today the second straight day.
Los Lunas topped Piedra Vista (3-3) by a score of 2-1 in double overtime, and an odd situation before the game contributed to PV's headache of a day.
Less than an hour before warmups began, nine PV players were trapped in the elevator at their hotel, according to coach Adam Huff. He said the girls were finally freed from the elevator by the local fire department after 45 minutes.
"They pushed the game back a little bit, and we got 15 extra minutes to warm up, but that kind of took the steam out of us," Huff said. "We couldn't catch a break this weekend."
The contest was scoreless at halftime. Los Lunas (2-1) struck first before a Cydnie Stock goal evened the game. The Lady Tigers then finally put the game away in the second extra period.
PV plays at home against Bloomfield (2-2) on Tuesday.
Hope Christian 2, Aztec 1
A rough first half did the Lady Tigers in today, as they fell 2-1 to Hope Christian in Albuquerque.
A pair of nice finishes at the net gave the Lady Huskies (2-0) a comfy 2-0 lead before Aztec (3-3) took over the game in the second half, according to coach Kelly Kelso.
"They kind of exposed a couple of problems we were having on our back line, problems we corrected at halftime," Kelso said. "We controlled the game after that and had a lot of opportunities, but didn't cash in on most of them."
Kaylee Madewell scored on a breakaway in the second half for Aztec's only goal.
The Lady Tigers visit Los Lunas (2-1) on Thursday.
Bosque 4, Piedra Vista 3
Piedra Vista found out why Bosque (3-1) is the defending 4A state champion this afternoon.
Much like last Saturday, PV (2-3) let its opponent tie the game in the closing minutes of regulation before losing in extra sessions. This time, the Panthers made it through overtime but lost in a penalty shootout.
"We played great soccer," Panthers coach Carlos Yllescas said. "Last year, we lost 10-0 to this team. So far, this was the best game of our season."
Senior Angel Flores had a pair of goals in the loss, and Victor Alba netted the other.
Yllescas said his team has some kinks to work out, but he's confident it will do just that.
"We still had some defensive mistakes, but we will correct them before district," Yllescas said. "We are growing as a team every time."
The Panthers visit Bloomfield (0-3-1) on Tuesday.
Aztec was scheduled to play against Los Lunas today, but the game was postponed until Thursday due to lightning.
Jake Newby covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577.