Panthers pounce on Patriots for 10-0 victory
Aztec and Navajo Prep girls earn road wins
- Max Eisenfeld nets four goals to help push the Panthers past the Patriots
- A change in formation led to a Kaylee Madewell goal to lift Aztec over Los Lunas
- Naakii Brown scored four of Navajo Prep's seven goals in a win over Santa Fe Indian School
FARMINGTON — The Piedra Vista boy soccer team did not mess around today, thrashing Miyamura 10-0 at the Piedra Vista soccer fields.
The Panthers held possession nearly the entire game, and it was rare for the Patriots (0-4-1) to cross midfield with the ball.
“We kept the intensity high, and that’s a good thing,” PV coach Carlos Yllescas said. “We’re trying to bring intensity to every game through the season, and that’s going to be our style — high pressure, high intensity and precision.”
The Panthers (5-3) dominated play from the opening whistle, getting multiple shots on goal and earning three corner kicks in the first 15 minutes of action.
After threatening many times, the Panthers finally broke through in the 19th minute when Max Eisenfeld got behind the defense and poked the ball in from the right side.
Eisenfeld’s goal seemed to break Miyamura’s back line. The Panthers scored two more times in the next eight minutes, getting another goal from Eisenfeld and the other from Victor Alba.
PV added its fourth and fifth goals of the first half in the 34th and 35th minutes, both goals from the foot of Connor McFheeters.
“We don’t have to have too many touches. Just one or two touches, pass and move, and the guys did a good job of that,” Yllescas said of the scoring spree.
It didn’t take long for the Panthers to strike in the second half. About five minutes into the half, Eisenfeld found the goal again to make it 6-0 and notch the hat trick.
A few minutes later, Angel Flores took a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box on the left side to beat Miyamura’s keeper for another PV goal.
One minute later, Eisenfeld came up with his fourth goal of the game, taking the rebound after Elijah Warner’s shot hit the framework and tapping the ball in to push the lead to 8-0.
Alba added his second goal of the match after breaking through the Patriots backline.
Dirk Barton put an end to the match when his shot caught the right post, hit Miyamura’s keeper and deflected into the goal to end it at 10-0 with about 17 minutes left via the mercy rule.
PV will play at Hope Christian (2-1) on Saturday.
Aztec 1, Los Lunas 0
The Aztec girls soccer team came away from its trip to Los Lunas with a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Lady Tigers (2-2) today.
The two sides played a physical and scoreless first half. During halftime Aztec (4-3) tried a new formation, bringing two forwards into the mix instead of its traditional format of one striker, which proved to be the difference.
“We made some changes and threw a couple of surprises at them, and we definitely had them on their heels in the second half,” Aztec coach Kelly Kelso said. “It was one of those games where we found a way to win.”
Kaylee Madewell scored the match’s lone goal with about eight minutes remaining to lift Aztec to the win.
Aztec will play Piedra Vista (4-3) in Farmington on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers topped PV 3-0 on Aug. 20 in Aztec.
Navajo Prep 7, Santa Fe Indian School 1
The Navajo Prep girls soccer team rolled through Santa Fe Indian School 7-1 today in Santa Fe.
The win was the Lady Eagles’ third of the season, matching their win total from the previous two seasons combined.
Prep coach Stacy Irwin said Prep’s defense played well to keep the Lady Braves (0-5) off the attack.
Prep’s Naakii Brown finished the day with four goals, three of which came in the first half. Kylie Begay, Emma Mohs and Sunny Nez added a goal each in the win.
The Lady Eagles (3-3) will host Kirtland Central (1-3) on Sept. 8.
Karl Schneider is the sports editor for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4648.