Scorpion soccer teams earn important early season victories
FARMINGTON − The Farmington High School boys and girls soccer teams each scored big wins over Aztec as the Scorpions continue their impressive starts to the current season.
Meantime, the Piedra Vista girls soccer squad went out on the road and shut out Kirtland Central by a final of 4-0.
Here's a look at some of the top prep sports action from across San Juan County.
Farmington 10, Aztec 0
Seniors Caleb Allred and Colton Lincoln joined sophomore CJ Toledo by scoring two goals apiece on Tuesday afternoon as Farmington High routed Aztec by a final of 10-0 in a non-district battle at Hutchison Stadium.
The victory improves Farmington's record to 4-1 on the current season, rebounding off their only loss which occurred last week at home against Durango.
Allred and Lincoln each have five goals on the season, sharing the top spot for the Scorpions in that category with senior Andy Erickson.
Farmington ended the contest on a penalty kick midway through the second half when Craig Callaway scored the final goal.
Aztec (0-7) has been outscored by a margin of 39-6 and will be in search of their first win of the season when they host Pagosa Springs on Saturday, Sept. 10.
The Scorpions will be in action on Thursday, Sept. 8 when they visit Sandia Prep.
Kirtland Central 2, Piedra Vista 2 (OT)
The Kirtland Central High School boys soccer team got a pair of second half goals from senior Kyler Joe and forced a tie with Piedra Vista on the road Tuesday afternoon at the Panther soccer field.
The Broncos (2-4-1) ended a three-game losing streak with the tie, while the Panthers snapped a two-game losing streak sending their record to 2-2-1 on the campaign.
Joe is the leading scorer on the Broncos this season, having found the back of the net six times through seven games.
Piedra Vista scored a goal in both the first and second half to earn the tie. The Panthers will look to get back to their winning ways when they visit Albuquerque Academy on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Kirtland Central will be back on the road Tuesday when they visit Bayfield.
Bloomfield 5, Montezuma-Cortez 2
The Bloomfield High School boys soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win Tuesday afternoon on the road over Montezuma-Cortez.
The Bobcats got three goals from senior Goff Ausan to earn the win. A.J. Rivera and David Viramontes also scored in the winning effort.
The Bobcats improved their record this season to 2-4 with the win while preparing for their next contest, Saturday, Sept. 10 at home against Pojoaque Valley.
Farmington 3, Aztec 0
The Farmington High School girls soccer team remains unbeaten this season after a 3-0 shutout win Tuesday afternoon over Aztec at the Tiger Sports Complex.
The Lady Scorpions went into halftime leading 1-0 before getting a pair of goals in the second half to seal the victory. Now at 5-0 to start the campaign, the team has allowed only one goal in the last three games.
Aztec (1-4) will be on the road Saturday to face Hope Christian while Farmington will look to keep their perfect record intact with a road trip to Hobbs on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Piedra Vista 4, Kirtland Central 0
Freshman Analyse Healy scored a pair of first half goals as the Piedra Vista High School girls soccer team earned their second win of the season, winning on the road 4-0 Tuesday afternoon over Kirtland Central.
The Lady Panthers were also led by sophomore Hannah Freeman as well as freshman Danica Krakow, who each recorded an assist in the victory.
"We executed the game plan very well," said Lady Panthers coach Shaun Taylor. "I was very happy with the effort."
The Lady Broncos (2-3) have lost two in a row and will look to bounce back when they host Navajo Prep on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Piedra Vista will be back at home Saturday at 1 p.m. when they face Santa Fe.
Aztec 3, Wingate 0
The Aztec High School volleyball team remained unbeaten this season with a three-game sweep Tuesday night at home over Wingate.
The Lady Tigers earned the victory with games scores of 25-9, 25-10 and 25-12 to improve their record on the season to 3-0. In their three combined victories, they have yet to drop a game.
Aztec is led by senior Nizhoni Yellow and Riley Engle, who are the top scorers on the squad.
The Lady Tigers will look to remain unbeaten on the season when they begin tournament action on Friday.
Bloomfield 3, Crownpoint 0
The Bloomfield High School volleyball team earned a three-game sweep over Crownpoint on the road Tuesday night to improve their early season record to 2-1.
The Lady Bobcats earned the victory by beating the Eagles 25-12, 25-18 and 25-20.
Bloomfield will look for their second straight win on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. when they host Montezuma-Cortez.
Thoreau 3, Kirtland Central 2
The Kirtland Central High School volleyball team came up short in a 3-2 loss at home Tuesday night against Thoreau.
The Lady Broncos trailed two games to none, losing 25-23 and 25-12, before winning the third and fourth games by scores 25-14 and 25-20. The rally sent the match into a decisive fifth game which the Hawks won by a score of 15-10.
After early season victories over Navajo Prep and Espanola Valley, the Lady Broncos have dropped back-to-back matches, having most recently lost on the road to Farmington last week.
Kirtland Central will be at home Tuesday at 7 p.m. when they face Grants.
Cibola 3, Farmington 0
Juniors Ella Parker and Jennifer Lopez led the Cibola High School volleyball team to a three-game sweep at home Tuesday night over Farmington.
Parker and Lopez combined for 17 kills while earning their first win of the season.
The Lady Scorpions fall to 1-2 on the season and will be back in action this weekend at home for tournament competition.
Piedra Vista 3, Gallup 0
The Piedra Vista High School volleyball team earned a three-game sweep Tuesday night at home, beating Gallup and improving their record to 2-1 on the season.
The Lady Panthers earned the win by scores of 25-12, 25-14 and 25-21 to get their second win in a row. After opening the season with a 3-2 loss at home against Bayfield, Piedra Vista came back with a sweep over Bloomfield before Tuesday's victory.
The Lady Panthers will be taking part in tournament action beginning this weekend.