Lady Panthers pounce on Bosque for 4-0 win
Farmington boys, girls come up victorious on second day of Albuquerque Academy tournaments
FARMINGTON — Cydnie Stock scored twice and notched an assist as the Piedra Vista girls soccer team picked up its second straight shutout win today.
PV (6-4) carried over some momentum from Tuesday's 3-0 win over Aztec into today and steamrolled Bosque 4-0 at the Piedra Vista soccer fields.
Stock, a junior, scored the middle two goals for PV.
Her first score came just after halftime with her team already ahead 1-0. PV forced a turnover and crossed a ball deep into Bosque (2-5-1) territory. Instead of letting a Lady Bobcat defender get to the loose ball, Stock snatched it up and slid it past the goalie.
On her second goal, Stock received a well-placed through ball and used her speed to get free and get a nice shot on net.
PV coach Adam Huff said Stock is finding her place in the offense after looking lost at times last season.
"Cydnie led our team in scoring two years ago as a freshman, but she had trouble finding where she needed to be on the field last year," Huff said. "She's figuring all that out now and using her speed and her motor on offense. She's going to be the fastest girl, I'd say, on any field she's on."
Bailey Roady and Natalie Flores added the other two goals for PV, which takes on Farmington at home on Tuesday.
Farmington 4, Los Lunas 1
Farmington bounced back in Albuquerque with a 4-1 win over Los Lunas (2-5) today on the second day of the Albuquerque Academy tournament.
The Lady Scorps (4-1-1) fought valiantly but lost a penalty-kick shootout against Goddard on Friday. FHS demonstrated a short memory, though, and dominated possession en route to today's victory.
"Our defense is still working through some kinks, but luckily, we didn't have to worry about that today because we were attacking so much," FHS coach Brynn Cochran Chavez said.
Felicia Moseley and Arin Coleman scored two goals apiece for the Lady Scorps.
Ahead of Farmington's Tuesday match with PV, Cochran Chavez said bettering the chemistry between her midfield and defense is still No. 1 on her to-do list.
"Our transitions and our defense is what we're working through," she said. "Making good transitions from defense to midfield and vice versa is something we need to make improvements on."
Farmington 3, Bosque 1
Like the girls, Farmington's boys came up short on Friday, losing to Los Alamos. But coach Byron Farnsworth's group figured some things out today.
Farnsworth's message to his team before the game was to play simple on offense and play disciplined on defense. He thinks his team succeeded in both of those areas in beating Bosque (2-5-1) 3-1 in Albuquerque.
Yosmar Ruiz, who was second in District 1-5A in points last year as a freshman, fired off two of Farmington's three goals. Farnsworth said Ruiz is inspiring his teammates to want to score more.
"(Yosmar) looks hungry to score right now, and I think that's rubbing off on the boys," he said. "The other boys are really feeding off him and trying to get themselves into that scorebook like he's doing."
Luke Stoltzfus netted the other Scorpion goal.
Farmington (2-4) gets a chance at redemption when it visits Los Alamos on Tuesday.
Jake Newby covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577.