Bloomfield dominates KC 5-0 on the road
Mosley, Harris account for all five Lady Bobcat goals
KIRTLAND — Teagan Mosley, Vanessa Harris and the Bloomfield girls soccer team were too much for Kirtland Central today.
Mosley scored a hat trick while Harris booted in two more goals as the Lady Bobcats (9-5, 2-2 District 1-5A) mauled KC 5-0 at Bronco Stadium.
Rain came down consistently throughout the game but it didn't seem to bother the visitors. Bloomfield coach Shannon Nygren said her girls did a good job of talking to each other.
"The girls did an excellent job communicating today," Nygren said. "They did an excellent job playing together, and they came in really ready to play."
It was a tale of two halves for Kirtland Central (4-8, 1-3), which possessed the ball as much as Bloomfield in the first half but just didn't make good on any opportunities.
"There were three corner kicks that we were able to make good contact with," Lady Broncos coach Chad Kimball said. "And (Bloomfield) was able to clear them off the line."
The score was 3-0 in Bloomfield's favor at halftime. Kimball believes his team didn't come out with the same fire after the break.
"Effort, frustration, all that seemed to set in," Kimball said. "I've been talking to these girls all year about being resilient and showing a lot of heart out there, and I think we kind of let ourselves down in that aspect in the second half."
KC didn't get a single shot on goal after halftime.
Nygren said she thought her team defense also factored into the one-sided second half.
"The defense was phenomenal this game," she said. "Telaya (Wero), she's our eighth-grader, and this was only her second game, and she was excellent."
Nygren said her team has dominated with defense so far this year. In addition to Wero, Nygren credited Bryanna Parrish, Kenzie Massaro, Teija Garcia and Irene Castillo for wreaking havoc on opposing offenses.
Bloomfield hosts Farmington on Tuesday, the same day KC visits Gallup.
Cleveland 6, Piedra Vista 0
In its second straight outing, Piedra Vista fell 6-0 to a District 1-6A opponent when Cleveland got the best of the Lady Panthers today at the Piedra Vista Soccer Fields.
The Lady Storm — ranked No. 1 in the state by MaxPreps.com — scored three times in each half to put PV (6-8, 0-2) away.
Even though Cleveland (12-0-1, 2-0) has only allowed three goals all year, PV coach Adam Huff said his team had plenty of decent scoring opportunities in the early going.
"We had about five chances in that first half that we put on frame, which is good because we haven't been putting chances on frame lately," Huff said. "We had a chance to get a few early that could have changed the outcome of the game, but their keeper just made some good saves."
Despite losing by a combined scored of 12-0 in two district games against top-notch competition, the Lady Panthers haven't been holding their heads down, and Huff said he doesn't expect confidence to be an issue.
"I told the girls after the game that after seeing these teams a couple times, we just need to learn some things, and these games will be closer the second time around," Huff said. "It's a steep learning curve right now, but we should be able to keep growing and keep figuring things out as we go along."
PV visits Volcano Vista on Saturday.
Farmington 6, Miyamura 0
The Lady Scorpions kept rolling today with their fourth straight win in district play, defeating Miyamura (3-11, 1-3 District 1-5A) 6-0 on the road.
Farmington (9-2-1, 4-0) notched its fourth straight shutout and ironically did it today while playing in the more offensive-minded 4-3-3 formation.
Six Lady Scorps scored for coach Brynn Cochran Chavez, who said she plans to stick with the new look.
"We wanted to try something new, and the girls executed it perfectly," Cochran Chavez said. "It works for us, so we're going to keep going with it. We think it enhances our strengths."
Narcissa Folwer, Arin Coleman, Felicia Moseley, Ruby Garcia and Taelor Larkins were the goal scorers for Farmington.
Aztec 10, Gallup 0
Aztec put Tuesday's loss to Farmington in the rearview mirror tonight when the Lady Tigers hammered Gallup 10-0 at the Aztec Tiger Sports Complex.
Grace Olsen exploded for six goals in the mercy win, which was called at the 22-minute mark of the second half.
The Lady Tigers (7-6, 3-1 District 1-5A) haven't been scoring as much as coach Kelly Kelso would like, but that changed tonight at the expense of Gallup (4-8-1, 0-4).
"I think if we can stay out of that goal-scoring slump, we're going to be pretty hard to deal with," Kelso said. "I thought the girls did well today, they stayed focused on moving the ball and really didn't play down to (Gallup's) level."
It took Aztec nearly 15 minutes to get on the board for the first time, but the goals came pouring in after that.
Miranda Garcia, Kaylee Madewell and Autumn Peterson also scored in the blowout win for the Lady Tigers, who take the field next to play Miyamura at home.
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