The Bloomfield forward broke free crossing to the left side and scored the game-winning goal on Thursday at Mesa Alta Soccer Field in Bloomfield. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Farmington Daily Times
KIRTLAND — The Kirtland Central Broncos galloped past the Bloomfield Bobcats 3-0 in a critical District 1-4A boys soccer showdown on Oct. 3 at Bill Cawood Field in Kirtland.
Just 33 seconds into regulation, Kirtland’s Jaxon Manning fired a shot from the top left edge of the box and scored the opening goal.
The Broncos kept getting good looks attacking the outer edges, and they eventually tacked on two more goals, courtesy of Anesio Villegas and Manning, in the second half.
Bloomfield tried setting up scoring chances running down the far edges of the field, but Kirtland’s back line kept pressing and stalling BHS’s shooters.
Bloomfield also tried to get things going with simple touches through the middle lanes, but to no avail.
Kirtland’s now 13-2, 3-0 in district play. Bloomfield dropped to 8-5, 2-0 in district.
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Bloomfield's Danakah Taylor broke free crossing to the left side and scored the game-winner to lift the Bobcats (6-9, 2-2) to a 1-0 win over Kirtland Central (5-8, 2-1) on Oct. 3 at Mesa Alta Soccer Field in Bloomfield.
Meanwhile, the Lady Tigers (9-3-1, 3-0) crushed Gallup 9-0 on Oct. 3 at the Aztec Tiger Sports Complex. Aztec's EdenJames Martinez and Autumn Roundy both tallied three goals.
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The Tigers (4-10, 2-1) won 4-0 on Oct. 3 in Gallup.
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The Panthers (3-12, 0-3) lost 10-0 to La Cueva on Oct. 3 at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.