Scorpions, Lady Broncos earn big soccer victories over weekend
FARMINGTON − With district action right around the corner in both high school soccer and volleyball action, a number of local and area teams are finding their best stride heading into the homestretch of the current fall sports campaigns.
Here's a look at results from tournament and regular season action this weekend from around San Juan County.
FARMINGTON 3, Piedra Vista 2
Seniors Andy Erickson and Caleb Allred each scored a goal, as did junior Kolby Cockrell in a 3-2 win Saturday afternoon at during tournament competition.
The Scorpions were aided in the victory by senior Colton Lincoln, who recorded an assist in the match.
Erickson and Allred are among the team's leading scorers this season, with six apiece. Lincoln, who also had six goals during the campaign, leads the Scorpions with 17 total points, which includes five assists.
The win improves Farmington's record on the season to 5-3, while they prepare for a road match against Bloomfield on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The Panthers have lost three in a row and fall to 2-5-1 on the season and will be on the road Tuesday at 6 p.m. to face Durango, currently the top-ranked team in the state of Colorado with a record of 7-0.
PAGOSA SPRINGS 10, Aztec 0
The Pagosa Springs High School boys soccer team scored four goals in the first half, then added six more in the second half on their way to 10-0 rout on the road Saturday afternoon over Aztec High.
Senior Kaylor Christians, junior Jose Garcia and freshman Joah Dunn de Pulido each scored twice for the Pirates in the contest, while goalkeeper Noah Singerland gathered up each of the three shots he faced in earning the shutout victory.
Pagosa Springs improves to 4-2 on the season while the Tigers have lost seven in a row and are still in search of their first win on the season. Aztec will be on the road Tuesday at 4 p.m. to tackle Bayfield.
Piedra Vista 2, Farmington 2
The Farmington High School girls soccer team earned third place in tournament action over the weekend, winning a penalty kick shootout in overtime to defeat Farmington in a consolation match.
The Lady Panthers got goal apiece from senior Brooklyn Silseth as well as junior Sarah Lopez. The teams went into the halftime break scoreless before both squads got their games going in the second half.
Farmington's record is 5-1-2 this season and are currently ranked sixth in the state in Class 5A according to MaxPreps. The Lady Scorpions will be home Saturday at 11 a.m. to face Hope Christian. The Lady Panthers, with a record of 4-2-2, will face off with Valencia on the road Tuesday at 4 p.m.
KIRTLAND CENTRAL 2, Moriarty 0
Senior Sydney Smith and sophomore Whitney Haws each scored a goal for the Kirtland Central High School girls soccer team who earned a 2-0 shutout victory Saturday afternoon at home over Moriarty.
The Lady Broncos got a solid performance from goalkeeper Madison Manuelito, who scooped up 10 shots from the Lady Pintos to earn the shutout.
Kirtland Central has won three in a row and improve to 5-3 on the campaign. They'll be on the road Tuesday at 5 p.m. to face off with Rehoboth Christian.
BLOOMFIELD 10, Shiprock 0
The Bloomfield High School girls soccer team improved their season record to 4-4-1 after a 10-0 win Saturday afternoon at home over Shiprock.
The Lady Bobcats went into halftime leading 3-0 before pouring it on in the second half, scoring seven times. Bloomfield has been led in scoring this season by juniors Desirea Gurule and Juleima Jaquez.
Bloomfield has a pair of games this week, beginning Monday at home against Bernalillo and Thursday at 6 p.m. on the road against Navajo Prep.
The Lady Chieftains are 0-6 to start the season and will be in search of their first win Tuesday at 6 p.m. when they visit Farmington's junior varsity squad.
FARMINGTON 3, Aztec 0
The Farmington High School volleyball team powered their way through Saturday's tournament competition, knocking off Aztec in a three game to none sweep.
Farmington won the match with scores of 25-16, 25-15 and 25-21 to take the title.
The victory gives the Lady Scorpions a 3-0 record during the Santa Fe tournament in which they also proved best over Valencia and Grants over the weekend.
Sophomore Linsey Yazzie earned All-Tournament honors for her work over the weekend. Yazzie leads the team with 34 kills this season and is one of the team leaders in aces with 10.
With a record of 6-3 on the campaign, the Lady Scorpions are currently ranked fifth in the most recent Class 5A polls, according to MaxPreps. Farmington will be home Tuesday at 6 p.m. to face Monument Valley, Arizona.
Aztec has lost three of their last five matches and have a 5-3 record on the season ahead of a road trip to face Thoreau on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
SANTA FE 3, Piedra Vista 0
The Santa Fe High School volleyball team earned their first win of the season on Saturday, sweeping past Piedra Vista three games to none during tournament action at Santa Fe High School.
The Lady Demons picked up the win by scores of 25-21, 25-23 and 25-18, snapping a four-match losing streak to start the season.
The Lady Panthers lost all three matches during the weekend tournament, coming up short in back-to-back five set matches to Hope Christian and Capitol before losing against Santa Fe.
Piedra Vista will be on the road Tuesday at 6 p.m. to face Durango.