Moseley lifts Lady Scorps past Piedra Vista 3-1

Farmington sophomore Felicia Moseley records hat trick in win over crosstown rival

Karl Schneider, kschneider@daily-times.com

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Lady Scorps proved they are still the dominant girls soccer team in Farmington.

Farmington's Ha'teya Holloman, left, and Piedra Vista's Cydnie Stock fight for possession on Tuesday at the Piedra Vista soccer fields in Farmington.

The Lady Scorps matched the physical play of crosstown rival Piedra Vista, and used their speed to put pressure on and break through PV’s back line on the way to a 3-1 victory today at the Piedra Vista soccer fields.

Felicia Moseley scored all three goals for Farmington, and all three came on similar plays during which Moseley made great runs from her forward position to get behind PV’s defense.

“We had some amazing assists and amazing build out of the midfield. Felicia was there to finish them off, but they were definitely team goals,” Farmington coach Brynn Cochran said. “We’ve been practicing a lot of those penetrating runs, and Felicia was hitting them perfectly.”

Farmington's Felicia Moseley scores a goal against Piedra Vista on Tuesday at the Piedra Vista soccer fields in Farmington.

Moseley’s first goal came midway through the first half. Making a run down the right side of the field, the sophomore had a one-on-one opportunity with PV keeper Hannah Sayyeau. Sayyeau came out of goal to put pressure on Moseley, but Moseley put her shot past the keeper and watched it roll into the bottom corner of the net.

Six minutes later the Lady Panthers pulled even. PV played a cross into the box from the right side of the field, and after the ball bounced around in front of the goal after a few failed shots and clearance attempts, Madison Cross got enough of her foot on the ball to put it in the back of the net.

Moseley recorded her second goal in the final minute of the first half, timing her run from the midfield perfectly to receive a pass behind the PV defense and again beating Sayyeau one on one.

PV coach Adam Huff said Moseley’s speed and lapses in the Lady Panthers’ focus led to the goals.

“Their transition was really good. We were unfocused on the offensive end and couldn’t finish, and when you give a team with a lot of speed a chance to transition, you’re going to give up goals, and that’s what happened,” Huff said.

Farmington's McKenzie Coleman clears the ball away from the goal after Piedra Vista's corner kick on Tuesday at the Piedra Vista soccer fields in Farmington.

Moseley’s hat trick goal came five minutes into the second half. After Arin Coleman made a run down the right side of the field, drawing the attention of two PV defenders, Coleman pulled up and fed a pass to Moseley, who came streaking down the middle of the field to punch the shot in without trouble.

PV will play at Los Alamos on Saturday.

Farmington will host St. Pius X on Saturday. The two teams met last weekend at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational, where the Lady Sartans rolled to a 7-1 win.

Karl Schneider is the sports editor for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4648.