BLOOMFIELD – The prep sports calendar has turned to the all-important district seasons now for many area and local teams. The next few weeks will prove to be pivotal for squads looking to advance to their respective postseason tournaments.
Here’s a look at some of the latest action in high school soccer and volleyball.
The Bloomfield High School girls soccer team earned its fifth consecutive win and remained unbeaten in district play with a 2-1 win at home Thursday night at home in double overtime against Aztec.
After a scoreless first half, Aztec took the lead in the 14th minute of the second half. It took less than six minutes for the Bobcats to respond, tying the game in the 20th minute. Both teams had chances to win the match in the closing minutes of the second half before the match was halted and sent to extra time.
Bloomfield won the match in the second overtime frame, improving to 7-3 overall and 2-0 in District 1-4A play. The Bobcats will be home on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to tackle Gallup while the Tigers, which fell to 4-3-3 overall and 1-1 in district play will host Shiprock on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Eldorado 3, Piedra Vista 0
Bloomfield 2, Aztec 1 (2OT)
Kirtland Central 10 Shiprock 0
Farmington 9, West Mesa 0
La Cueva 4, Piedra Vista 0
Bloomfield 3, Aztec 2
La Cueva 5, Piedra Vista 1
Bloomfield 3, Belen 1
Hobbs 3, Farmington 0
Miyamura 3, Piedra Vista 0
Rio Grande 54, Navajo Prep 8
Senior Sofia Gurule scored a pair of goals to lead the Eldorado High School girls soccer team to a 3-0 win on the road Wednesday afternoon over Piedra Vista.
The Golden Eagles have now won six straight matches and have improved to 8-2 overall this season. The win also gives Eldorado its first win of the District 2-5A season. Eldorado, the defending Class 5A champions, hasn’t lost a match since tournament play on Aug. 29 against Cleveland High School.
Junior Haley Robinson added another goal for the Golden Eagles while junior goalkeeper Caitlin Sanchez recorded the shutout win while stopping all four shots from Piedra Vista. The Golden Eagles will be back in action on Saturday at 2 p.m. when they face Sandia.
Piedra Vista’s offensive struggles continued Saturday at home in a 4-0 loss to La Cueva.
The Bears improved to 10-0-1 overall this season and have won eight straight matches while outscoring their opponents 45-7 this season.
Piedra Vista (5-7 overall, 0-2 District) will be on the road Tuesday at 5 p.m. when they tackle West Mesa.
The Kirtland Central High School girls soccer team scored eight goals in the first half on its way to a 10-0 rout on the road Thursday night over Shiprock.
“The girls played really well, and we were able to get some girls into the game who don’t always get a lot of time and three of those girls were able to score goals, so it was a great team effort,” said Kirtland Central girls head coach Kiera Smith.
The win improves Kirtland Central’s record this season to 8-4 overall (2-0 District 1-4A). The Broncos will be on the road Tuesday at 7 p.m. when they visit Miyamura. Shiprock (0-7 overall) will try and earn its first win of the season when they host Navajo Prep on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Junior Jenna Elledge scored a pair of goals and recorded six assists as the Farmington High girls soccer team rolled to a 9-0 victory over West Mesa on Saturday at Hutchison Stadium.
The win put an end to a five-game losing streak for the Scorpions, who picked up their first win of the District 2-5A campaign, improving their record on the season to 4-7-1 overall (1-1 District).
Farmington scored three goals in the first half, then darted clear in the second half, led by Cy Snyder, who scored a pair of goals. Logan Reeves and Ariana Stevenson also added goals for Farmington in the victory.
“We got out a little slow, but really picked it up in the second half,” said Farmington head coach Bryce Frost. “The girls work hard at practice, so it’s nice to see the hard work pay off.”
Farmington will be on the road Tuesday at 7 p.m. when they tackle Eldorado.
The Bloomfield High School boys soccer team kicked off its District 1-4A season with a hard-fought 3-2 win Thursday night on the road over Aztec.
The win snapped a two-match losing streak for the Bobcats and improves the team’s record on the season to 5-7 overall. Bloomfield will be on the road for its next pair of matches, beginning Tuesday at 3 p.m. against Gallup.
Aztec falls to 1-11 overall and will be home for a district showdown on Thursday at 6 p.m. against Kirtland Central.
Seniors Brandon Boling and Garner Wolfe each scored a pair of goals to lead the La Cueva High School boys soccer team to a 5-1 win Saturday at home over Piedra Vista.
The Bears, coming off their first loss of the season after coming up short in a 2-1 match to Hobbs earlier in the week, improved to 11-1 this season and picked up their second win from as many matches in District 2-5A play.
La Cueva led 2-1 at the break before scoring three times in the second half. Senior Gabriel Ramirez-Orona also added to the scoring for the Bears.
Piedra Vista (6-6 overall, 0-2 District) has lost two straight and will look to bounce back on Tuesday at home against West Mesa with a start time of 3 p.m.
The Bloomfield High School volleyball team earned its third straight win, getting ready for the District 1-4A campaign with a three games to one win at home over Belen.
The Bobcats won the opening game 25-20 before Belen evened the match with a 25-20 win in the second game. Bloomfield took control of the contest with a 25-16 win in the third game and closed the deal with a 25-19 win in the fourth game.
Bloomfield improved to 8-4 overall and will open its district campaign on the road against Shiprock on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
The Farmington High School volleyball team lost in its final match of the Rio Rancho Tournament on Saturday, getting swept by Hobbs in three games.
The Eagles won the match with scores of 25-18, 26-24 and 25-10, improving their overall record on the season to 6-9.
Farmington falls to 6-5 overall after advancing to the final match by beating Miyamura earlier in the day on Saturday. The Scorpions will have a pair of home matches this week before the District 2-5A season opens next week. Farmington will tangle with Pagosa Springs on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. before hosting Bayfield on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Scorpion Arena.
The Miyamura High School volleyball team improved to 7-4 on the season after winning its final match of the Rio Rancho Tournament on Saturday in a three games to none sweep over Piedra Vista.
The Patriots earned the win with scores of 25-22, 25-22 and 25-17. They opened bracket play in the tourament losing three games to two earlier in the day against Farmington.
The Panthers have lost four in a row and fall to 3-10 on the season. The team will open its District 2-5A campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 10 on the road against Eldorado.