Category Archives: Colt Soccer

Colt win 11th straight with 5-1 victory over Hatch

NMMI’s Frank Olcott working against Hatch Valley’s Jojan Martinez in the first half of play of the Colts’ 5-1 home district win vs. the Bears on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Photo courtesy of Christopher Mumba.

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team defeated the Hatch Valley Bears 5-1 at NMMI Stapp Parade Field on Tuesday night.

This victory gives the Colts a 4-0 record in district play and their 11th straight win improving their record to 15-1-1 on the season.

NMMI got the ball in the back of the net early, taking a 1-0 lead just four minutes into the first period off of the boot of Quan Nguyen, assisted by Frank Olcott.

Olcott then scored five minutes later off a pass from Jose Donnadieu Ortega to go up 2-0.

NMMI managed one more goal before the end of the half; in the 39th minute, Daniel Angulo juked the Hatch keeper in a 1-on-1 breakaway, the assist going to Sebastian Ponce Rios.

Angulo kept his hot boot going in the second half. In the 60th minute he scored his second goal of the match, then collected an assist on John Zimmerman’s goal in the 67th minute for the Colts final point.

“It’s a game of momentum.” said head Colt soccer coach John Barbour. “Anytime you get off to a good start it builds for the rest of the match. A few times we started to slip, but we made some adjustments and got back on track. We like to come out early and get the first goal if we can and we did that tonight. We will be looking forward to work hard in practice this week. We are not satisfied with where we are right now. We have two more games and we hope to come out victorious in those.”

The two matches the Colts have are against district opponents. The Colts last home game of the regular season will be Saturday at 3:00 PM and then they will finish off against Hatch Valley in Hatch on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:00 PM.


Colts get eight goals in victory over Ruidoso

Freshman forward Pablo Velez with one of his three goals – all in the first half – in an 8-0 Colt win at home vs. Ruidoso. Photo by cadet Christopher Mumba.

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team defeated the Ruidoso Warriors 8-0 at NMMI Stapp Parade Field on Thursday night to move to 13-1-1 on the season.

In the first half, the Colts netted six goals – including a hat trick from Pedro Velez who led NMMI with three goals on the night. The Colts would score two more goals in the second half to give them the 8-0 win.

“I’m happy with our players, they played a great game today top to bottom,” said head Colt soccer coach John Barbour.

Next up for the Colts is a district match up against East Mountain High School. The Colts defeated East Mountain 2-1 in their first contest at EMHS.

“You don’t know what you are going to get from East Mountain,” continued coach Barbour. “Sometimes they can be tricky, but most of the time they are straight forward. We gave some people a rest tonight to be ready for that game. We can’t look past the Timberwolves or anyone. We are taking this one game at a time. We are going to come out and hopefully get a win against them and keep moving through district.”

Colts get sixth win vs. Bulldogs

NMMI junior mid-fielder Daniel Angulo with a shot on goal early in the first half against Artesia. Angulo didn’t score on this shot, but did have a goal on in the second half – an amazing shot on a free kick from 30 yards out – to put the Colts put 4-1.
Photo by cadet Christopher Mumba.

Brian DeGruchy – NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team defeated the Artesia Bulldogs 4-2 at NMMI Stapp Parade Field on Tuesday to move to 6-1-1 on the season.

Artesia got a quick 1-0 lead on the Colts off of a corner kick. NMMI answered back on a John Zimmermen goal to tie it 1-1. The last goal of the half came from a NMMI corner kick from Quan Nguyen and sent into the back of the net off the knee of Andres Bleizeffer to give the Colts a 2-1 lead at the half.

The Colts tacked on another goal off the head of Alejandro Barcenas that the Artesia goalie just could not get to in time to give NMMI a 3-1 lead. The last NMMI goal came off the boot of Daniel Angulo from 30 yards out going over the goalies hands and under the crossbar. The Bulldogs added another goal, but NMMI was still victorious buy a score of 4-2.

Head Colt soccer coach John Barbour liked how his team played from behind and noted some aspects of the game that the team still needed to work on in practice this week.

Coach Barbour said, “We had to fight to get back into the game, but once we got rolling we kept the momentum. Near the end we got ahead a little bit and we got complacent and they creeped back in to the game. We have to be more disciplined and play a full 80 minute game where we don’t lose our focus.”

The next game for the Colts will be on Saturday in Ruidoso as they will face Ruidoso High School at 3:00 PM.

Colts win opening match against Coyotes

RHS head coach David Sifuentes looks on at the battle between NMMI’s #9 Frank Olcott and RHS’s #22 Garrette Barron.

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team defeated the Roswell High Coyotes 1-0 at NMMI Stapp Parade Field on Tuesday.

The Colts looked in mid-season form as they slowly increased the pressure against the Coyotes during the first half. NMMI got four good looks in the first half, but could not convert on their opportunities.

The Colts were able to capitalize on a chance in the 53rd minute with Joseph Benedict scoring a goal goal, assisted by John Zimmerman – this gave the Colts the lead and the eventual victory in their opening game.

Head Colt soccer coach John Barbour was pleased with the team’s victory.

“The team looked good out there this evening for their first game. We are trying to get better every day and as long as we focus on doing that, I think we will win a lot of games this year. I think we have the depth to do well and I’m looking forward to a very successful season.

Last year’s assistant Colt soccer coach, David Sifuentes, is now the head coach at Roswell High this season.

Coach Barbour said, “I wish nothing but the best for Coach Sifuentes and Roswell High. They will be a tough team this year.”

The Colts next match will be in Portales as they face the Rams on Saturday, Aug. 24th at 3 PM

Colts season comes to an end in the second round of the state tournament

Luis Tzintzun makes a pass into the box for a scoring chance for the Colts.

NMMI Sports Press

Jordanyol Bayonne-Kenol creates a corner kick for the Colts.

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team saw their season come to a close as they were defeated by the number one seed Sandia Prep Sun Devils 3-0 at Bernalillo Soccer Complex during the second round of the state tournament.

Sandia Prep scored one goal in the first half and two goals in the second half. The Sun Devils scored in the first five minutes of the game to take an early 1-0 lead. The Colts would not give up another goal until late in the second half where Sandia Prep would score two goals in the span of 10 minutes to give them the 3-0 victory and move on in the state tournament.

Head Colt soccer coach John Barbour said, “The guys gave everything they had out there today.  Sandia Prep capitalized on their chances and we did not. That was the difference in the match.”

Andres Bleizeffer dribbles the ball towards the box in search of an open Colt.

NMMI was the only higher seed to advance from the first round from 3A as the other favorites moved on from the first round.

The Colts end their season with a record of 7-9-1 (2-3-1) including the victory in Socorro in the first round of state.