Local briefs: Rocket boys fall to Clovis, 3-1

Posted on 28 September 2011 by the Roswell Daily Record

Goddard’s Andres Thompson (10) tries to dribble past a Clovis defender during the Rockets’ loss to the Wildcats at Cielo Grande, Tuesday. (Steve Notz Photo)

A few weeks ago at the Coyote Classic, the Goddard boys soccer team fell to Clovis, 6-1.

On Tuesday night, the Rockets once again squared off against the Wildcats and, for nearly 55 minutes, they controlled the game, but Clovis scored three goals in the final 25 minutes to take a 3-1 victory.

Goddard got on the board first when Tristan Collar hit a corner and Levi Morales was able to control the pass and punch it in for a 1-0 lead.

The score would remain that way until the 55th minute when the Wildcats knotted it up via a corner kick assist of their own.


Clovis’ final two goals came off of set plays from free kicks, something Tim Lucas said was the only weakness of his team on Tuesday night.

“We, unfortunately, gave up a couple of free kicks,” he said. “That was possibly our only weakness tonight. We didn’t defend set plays that well. We played a great game and had a 1-0 lead against a team that beat us soundly a few weeks ago at the Coyote Classic.”

Morales’ goal was his third goal of the season for the Rockets (6-9).

Silver 2, NMMI 1 (PK)

The Colts grabbed a 1-0 lead early in the second half, but a late goal by Silver and a 4-2 win in penalty kicks dropped NMMI to 4-7 overall and 1-1 in district play, Tuesday.

Jorge Garza put NMMI 1-0 with a goal in the 57th minute and the Colts would hold that lead until late in the match.

Silver got the game-tying goal in the 75th minute off a corner kick to force overtime. After a scoreless overtime, Silver won the penalty-kick shootout 4-2 to claim the win.

“I think we played a very good game,” said Colt coach John Barbour. “The kids did a good job of going and winning balls. Unfortunately, (Silver) played a corner and got a goal off of it because we did not win the ball in the air.”

Sam Liakos had the assist on Garza’s goal for NMMI.

Girls soccer

Carlsbad 3, Roswell 0

CARLSBAD — The Coyotes played what coach Samantha Lawrence called “a great first 70 minutes,” but the Cavegirls scored three times in the final 10 minutes to down the Coyotes, Tuesday.

The game went scoreless through the first 71 minutes, but Carlsbad found the net in the 72nd to go up 1-0. The Cavegirls tacked on another goal shortly thereafter and capped the scoring with a late penalty-kick goal.

“We played a great first 70 minutes and then, the last 10, we kind of got back on our heels a little bit,” said Coyote coach Samantha Lawrence.

The loss was Roswell’s fifth straight and dropped the Coyotes to 6-7 on the year.

Clovis 7, Goddard 0

CLOVIS — Goddard fell behind early and couldn’t come back in its loss to Clovis, Tuesday. The loss dropped the Rockets to 0-12.

Goddard coach Betty Elizondo said that her team started slow but picked up its play.

“We started off kind of slow, but we picked it up,” she said. “We let Clovis get four goals on us before we stepped it up a little bit.”


Roswell 18-25-25-25, Hobbs 25-15-18-23

HOBBS — Roswell moved to 7-3 on the year on Tuesday after picking up a four-set victory over the Hobbs Eagles.

“We just didn’t have good passing to start off,” said Coyote coach Bobby Bates. “Our passing was off and I just never felt like we got in the flow of the game.

“But, we had some players come in … it was good to see some of our subs come in and make contributions. I just thought we had some kids step up and do a really good job off the bench for us.”

Rikki Ornelas had six kills for Roswell and Emily Ellington had five blocks.

Tatum 25-25-25, Hagerman 11-15-17

TATUM — Hagerman fell behind early in all three sets and was swept by Tatum, Tuesday.

“When we played ball, we played well, but we were playing catch-up all night,” Bobcat coach Kate DeHoyos said. “We didn’t finish points and got on our heels right off the bat.”

Taylor Hamill had nine digs and three kills, Jessica Rodriguez had six digs and Melissa Olivas had four digs for the Bobcats.

Dexter 25-17-26-25, Clovis JV 22-25-24-21

DEXTER — The Demons got 15 kills from Hannah Manemann and claimed a four-set win over the Clovis junior varsity team, Tuesday.

“I was real proud of the way (the girls) battled,” said Demon coach Andy Luikens. “Earlier in the season, we were losing the close games, but, tonight, we found a way to win those close games.

“The passing wasn’t quite there, but I was real pleased with the way the hitters hit when we were out of system.”

Haley Norris had six kills and two aces for the Demons, while Ty Payne had six kills and two blocks, Tamara Salas had 12 assists and Bryelle Marshall had six digs.

The Demons moved to 6-5 with the win.

Gateway Chr. 25-25-25, Valley Chr. 8-16-5

Gateway Christian completed a season sweep of parochial rival Valley Christian on Tuesday with a three-set win over the Lions.

“I was pleased, for the most part, because we ran offense,” said Warrior coach Kerri Pirtle. “That is something we struggled with last time and we ended up free-balling a lot of balls back over to them.

“Some of our players who don’t normally get a whole lot of playing time got some playing time tonight. I think that was a good test for them. Overall, I was pretty pleased.”

Julia Harvard had six kills and two aces for the Warriors, while Sadie Fox had eight kills and an ace and Kate Hammonds had six kills.

Ruidoso JV 20-25-25-23-15, NMMI 25-11-15-25-6

RUIDOSO — The Colts won the first set, but couldn’t hold on and fell to the Ruidoso junior varsity team in five sets, Tuesday.

No other information was available at press time.

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