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Colts fall to Bears await state tournament bid

Francisco Perez scores the first goal of the game on a penalty kick in the first half.

NMMI Sports Press 

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team dropped a match against Hatch Valley 5-2 on the campus of NMMI on Friday. 

The first goal was by the Colts Francisco Perez on a penalty kick during the ninth minute of play to give them a 1-0 lead.  

Jordanyol Bayonne-Kenol scored the other goal for the Colts. This was a shot on goal in the second half of the match.

The rest of the half was controlled by Hatch as they scored three unanswered goals before half to bring the score to 3-1 in favor of Hatch. 

The Bears would score one more goal before the Colts would get a hustle goal off the boot of Jordanyol Bayonne-Kenol to make the match 4-2. 

Hatch would score one more goal to cap their 5-2 victory. 

Head Colt soccer coach John Barbour said, “We have to pressure the ball when we anticipate and force them to make mistakes when we do that good things happen for us. When we do not put pressure on them we pay the price.” 

The Colts had chances to score, but good defense from the Bears prevented them from finding the back of the net more often. 

Barbour said, “If we get into the state tournament we have to finish our chances when we get them if we want to be successful in state.” 

The Colts will be waiting to see if they get into the state tournament. If they do not then their season will be over. 

NMMI defeats East Mountain 5-1 to open district play

Andres Bleizeffer scores his second of two goals against East Mountain High School

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Frank Olcott dribbles the ball towards the net in the first half of the match.

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team defeated the East Mountain High School Timberwolves 5-1 on Thursday at NMMI to open district play.

The Colts scored first in the 3rd minute on a Jose Segovia goal for the Colts to give them a 1-0 lead. A couple minutes after the goal by Segovia the game was delayed due to lightning in the area. After the lightning surpassed the Colts got on the board again shortly after on a strike by Andres Bleizeffer  to take the score to 2-0. East Mountain would get a goal three minutes after the Colts second goal to narrow the gap to a 2-1 deficit going into the half.

Francisco Vazquez  scored the next goal for the colts to give them a 3-1 lead. Later in the half Alejandro Barcenas scored and to cap off the offensive night for the Colts Bleizeffer scored his second goal of the match to give the Colts a 5-1 victory.

Head Colt Soccer coach John Barbour was happy his players found the back of the net. “The guys work really well. We practiced our strategy earlier in the week and the guys executed it to perfection.”

Jose Segovia takes a shot on goal in the first half.

Coach Barbour also credited some players who did not show up on the score sheet who played well.

“I think this was Luis Tzintzun’s best game of the year. He created multiple scoring chances for us and did what he needed to defensively.”

Tzintzun had a game high two assists for the Colts during today’s match with the other assist going to Mario Camou.

The Colts will face Socorro High School next on Saturday Oct. 6th at 3 PM. Due to weather the varsity game might get moved up to 1 PM to find out exactly what time the game will be later in the week be sure to visit for all details.


Colts fall 2-1 to Wildcats in OT

Francisco Vasquez dribbling towards the goal in the second half.

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The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team fell to the Lovington Wildcats 2-1 in overtime.

Luis Tzintzun gets ready to take a shot on goal in the first half.

The first half was 0-0 with opportunities for both teams that did not go into the back of the net. In the second half the Colts scored first on a goal by Francisco Vazquez to give the Colts a 1-0 lead.

Lovington answered back on a hand ball in the box by NMMI. The Wildcats scored on the penalty kick to tie the match 1-1. In overtime the Wildcats got the golden goal to win the match 2-1.

Jordanyol Bayonne-Kenol makes a finesse move against the Lovington defense.

Head Colt soccer coach John Barbour liked the effort from his team, but emphasized capitalizing on scoring opportunities.

Coach Barbour said, “We did really well. We should have put this game away in the first half. We had multiple scoring opportunities that did not find the net. We let the Wildcats back into the game and they won.”

The next match for NMMI will be against East Mountain in Sandia Park, NM on October 4th at 1:00 PM.

Coach Barbour said, “We need to finish scoring opportunities. We need to take care of them against East Mountain if we want to win.”

Colts split day two of Coyote Classic

Gustalvo Elizalde (13) celebrates a goal scored by teammate Andres Bleizeffer (8).

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Jordanyol Bayonne-Kenol uses his knee to help control the ball on his way in for a shot on goal.

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team won their first game against Portales 3-1 and then fell to Lovington 5-3 in the second match of the day.

In the first match Portales took a 1-0 lead, but Luis Tzintzun tied up the match before the half to give the Colts momentum heading into the half.

The Colts would use that momentum to score two more goals one by Jordanyol Bayonne-Kenol and the other off the boot of Daniel Person to give the Colts the 3-1 victory.

Head Colt Soccer Coach John Barbour like the way his team came out to play.

“We had a strong start this morning. We started out the game a little slow, but we picked up the pace and had an overall strong match by scoring three goals. We have not been scoring as of late, so it was good to see some shots go in the back of the net.”

The win gave the Colts a match-up with the Lovington Wildcats in the second game of the day. The Wildcats scored twice on the Colts before NMMI answered with a goal from Luis Tzintzun to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Wildcats. The Wildcats would score one more before half for them to go up 3-1.

Luis Tzintzun navigates his way around the Portales defense.

After the halftime break NMMI scored two quick goals the first from Jordanyol Bayonne-Kenol and the second one from Andres Bleizeffer to tie the game 3-3. The Wildcats would score two goals throughout the half to take the victory 5-3.

Coach Barbour liked the effort his guys showed on the pitch during the tournament.

“I think they ran out of energy in the second half. We have played four matches in three days, but one thing I will give these guys is they will play to the final whistle. They do not quit.”

The next match for the Colts will be in Artesia on Tuesday, Sep. 11th at 6:00 PM.

Colts fall to host Coyotes in first game of Coyote Classic

Mario Camou scores a goal in the second half of the game.

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The New Mexico Military Institute Colt soccer team fell to Roswell High JV 4-2 in the Coyote Classic played at Celo Grande Park on Friday.

Jordanyol Bayonne-Kenol dribbles the ball down the middle of the pitch.

Roswell High scored two goals in the first half of play before NMMI got on the board on a goal by Francisco Vazquez to narrow the gap to 2-1 as the half ended.

Roswell High scored one goal in the second half before NMMI scored their second goal of the match off the boot of Mario Camou to bring the match back to within one as the Colts trailed 3-2.

Roswell High scored one more goal towards the end of regulation to give them the 4-2 victory.

Even though the Colts did not win head NMMI Colt Soccer Coach John Barbour said his team keeps getting better.

Francisco Vazquez cuts through the Coyote defense to give the Colts their first score of the match.

Coach Barbour said, “We had some positive play today going to the outside part of the field and scored a couple of goals tonight from the game plan.”

Coach Barbour also commented on improvements for the team going forward.

Coach Barbour said, “We made some errors on the defensive side. We need to make sure we are covering for each other on defense.”

The Colts will play tomorrow at 9:00 AM at Celo Grande Park for their next game in the Coyote Classic.