Roswell boys win 2-1 in 2 OT

Posted on 14 September 2011 by the Roswell Daily Record

Roswell’s Jovanny Andrade, right, gains possession of the ball while fending off Hobbs’ Hunter Jecius during their game on Tuesday at Cielo Grande. (Lawrence Foster Photo)

All season Roswell boys soccer coach James Vernon has said that the biggest thing his Coyotes need to work on is finishing.

While they still need some work in that department, they finished enough on Tuesday to beat Hobbs 2-1 in double overtime.

The two teams played a scoreless first half, although Vernon said it could have easily been 4-0 in favor of the Coyotes.

“This game easily should have been 6-1,” he said. “We hit the post probably three times today. We had some great one-on-ones and we should have finished early. In the first half, we should have been up 4-0.

“In the second half, we should have scored four more. It’s the same story: The guys are playing hard and are getting there. We are doing the right things, but we just aren’t finishing the ball. That is the only thing we have left to do.”


Roswell was finally able to finish in the 65th minute.

Adrian Dominguez hit a cross to Fernando Sanchez, who hit a diving header into the upper 90 to give Roswell a 1-0 lead.

Hobbs was able to tie the game with four minutes left in the game and the score remained 1-1 heading into the final overtime.

Two minutes into the second overtime, Roswell’s Jacob Sedillo was able to gain possession after a shot was deflected by the Eagles’ goalkeeper. With the keeper out of position, Sedillo fired a shot on goal that hit the cross bar and bounced away.

Sedillo would have another chance a few minutes later and, this time, he wouldn’t miss.

Sedillo once again had possession deep in the box thanks to a Rafael Vigil kick and his shot was saved by the goalkeeper. The keeper couldn’t get to the rebound, however, and Sedillo followed his shot in and was able to get off a sliding shot that sailed into the goal, giving Roswell the 2-1 victory.

With the win, Roswell’s record improved to 8-3.

Carlsbad 1, Goddard 0

CARLSBAD — There are heart-breaking losses and then there are losses like the one Goddard had on Tuesday.

As time expired in regulation, Carlsbad was awarded a penalty kick on a hand ball. The Cavemen took advantage of the opportunity and walked away with the victory.

Goddard assistant coach Tim Lucas said that his team had plenty of opportunities to score but couldn’t capitalize.

“We are a little bit of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team this year,” he said. “Unfortunately, we were more Mr. Hyde today. We gave up too many shots on goal, but our goalkeeper made some great saves to keep us in the game. It was the same thing that has tormented us all year and we just couldn’t put it away.

“We missed a couple of shots that we should have put in the back of the net. If we did that, the penalty kick at the end wouldn’t have mattered.”

With the loss, Goddard fell to 4-7.

Artesia 4, NMMI 2

ARTESIA — NMMI built an early 2-0 but couldn’t hold on in a loss to Artesia on Tuesday.

The Colts’ Jorge Garza and Luis Moncada scored to put NMMI up 2-0 but the Bulldogs were able to tie the game on two own goals. Artesia tacked on two traditional goals to pull away.

NMMI coach John Barbour said that his team played well.

“We played really well,” he said. “The only thing we didn’t do was keep the ball out of our own net. We actually scored two own goals. All in all, we played pretty well.”

The loss dropped NMMI to 2-6.

Girls soccer

Carlsbad 6, Goddard 0

Carlsbad scored four goals in the first half and never looked back in a win over Goddard.

Rocket coach Betty Elizondo said that her team couldn’t get it going.

“We just started off really slow,” she said. “We just couldn’t get it going for a while. We just couldn’t get it in the back of the net.”

The loss dropped Goddard to 1-9 on the season.

Santa Teresa 3, Roswell 2

SANTA TERESA — Santa Teresa scored first and never trailed as Roswell fell to 6-3 on the season.

The Coyotes were able to cut the lead to 2-1 in the second half on a Tara Pogan goal, but Santa Teresa scored again to push its lead to 3-1.

Roswell coach Samantha Lawrence said that her team didn’t play its best.

“We had a couple of girls that played well, but overall as a team, we didn’t play our best,” she said. “We sat back on our heels. They got up on us early and, from then on, we didn’t have enough momentum.”

Victoria Meraz scored the Coyotes’ other goal on a penalty kick and also assisted on Pogan’s goal.

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