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Lady Eagles top Miyamura 2-1

Karl Schneider
kschneider@daily-times.com
  • Farmington boys fall 2-1 in overtime to Los Alamos
  • Aztec girls come up empty in 1-0 home loss to Albuquerque Academy

FARMINGTON — The Navajo Prep girls soccer team is in the midst of its best season this decade and notched its fourth win of the season when the Lady Eagles topped Miyamara 2-1 today at Eagle Stadium.

Navajo Prep's Taryn Yazzie, right, and Miyamura's Tana Menapace compete for the ball on Tuesday at Eagle Stadium.

The win is the Lady Eagles’ fourth of the season, matching their win total from the last three seasons combined.

“They were hitting on all cylinders,” Prep coach Stacy Irwin said. "We stuck with the formation that we’ve been running all year instead of switching it up like we did last week against Kirtland (Central). The girls got their shots off, and the front line was really clicking well, and the midfield really stepped up.”

Naakii Brown scored both goals for the Lady Eagles. The first came about 14 minutes into the match on a free kick that found the top of the goal. Brown’s second goal came with about 15 minutes remaining in the match when she beat Miyamura’s defense down the middle of the field and used a chip shot to get over the Lady Patriots’ keeper.

Irwin said the Lady Eagles’ back line made a couple of mistakes in the match, but did a good job of recovering quickly to keep the Lady Patriots from scoring.

Miyamura’s goal came with about four minutes left in the match.

Prep will play Friday and Saturday at a tournament in Show Low, Ariz. Irwin said the team doesn’t know much about its opponents at the tourney and plans to use the weekend as a final tuneup before district play begins next week.

Albuquerque Academy 1, Aztec 0

The Albuquerque Academy girls soccer team found the back of the net early, and it was enough to lift the Lady Chargers (4-5) over Aztec 1-0 tonight at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium in Aztec.

Aztec's Staci Sutherland, right, beats Albquerque Academy's Tessa Martinez to the ball during a match on Tuesday at Fred Cook Memorial Stadium in Aztec.

Aztec (5-5) will host Kirtland Central (2-4) on Tuesday in its District 1-5A opener.

Aztec coach Kelly Kelso could not be reached for comment.

Boys soccer

Los Alamos 2, Farmington 1, OT

After trading goals in the second half, the Farmington (2-4) and Los Alamos (7-3) boys soccer teams needed overtime to decide the victor.

In overtime, the Hilltoppers came through with the game-winning goal to edge out a 2-1 win tonight in Los Alamos.

Farmington will host St. Pius X (2-3) on Saturday.

Farmington coach Byron Farnsworth could not be reached for comment.

Aztec at Los Lunas, PPD

The Aztec at Los Lunas boys soccer match, which was a makeup game from an August tournament in Los Alamos, was postponed after no referees were available to call the match.

Aztec coach Stephen Parks said the match has not been rescheduled yet, and it’s possible the two teams will not reschedule.

Aztec (2-6-1) will play at Kirtland Central (2-2) on Tuesday for the Tigers’ first District 1-5A match.

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