Santa Fe Indian School 3, Raton 0
What happened: The Lady Braves showed how good they can be in the opening game of District 2-3A on Saturday against the Lady Tigers in Raton. SFIS head coach Brian Gurule said his team served the ball very well and was even in attack.
“We didn’t take them for granted,” said Gurule. “We remember how well they played against us [in the SFIS Dig Pink Classic]but I think they were even shocked by how we played in that first game. “
The same couldn’t be said of Game 3, however, as SFIS struggled with its serve and almost gave up a 24-23 lead.
Top player: Senior Cameron Conners was dominant with 16 kills to run SFIS. Angelina Geissinger recorded eight of her 12 kills in game 3.
What’s next: The Lady Braves (7-6 total, 1-1 in 2-3A) head to St. Michael’s for a major district match against the Lady Horsemen on Tuesday.
These 3, Monte del Sol 2
What happened:The Lady Dragons were supposed to be the homecoming fodder for the Lady Wildcats, but they moved the non-district match to five games before Questa settled for a 20-25, 25-15, 17-25, 25-17, 16-14 win collected the mini-pit. Monte del Sol led 12-7 in the final, but a bad serve and a few bad passes fueled a 7-0 Questa run. The Lady Dragons rallied to tie the result at 14 but then stopped.
“We ended up just making a couple of mistakes that turned out to be costly,” said Monte del Sol head coach Chela Butler. “Overall, I thought the girls played well and we showed a lot of moxie when we got back.” [in Game 5]. “
Top player: Krista Terrazas led the Lady Dragons with 23 kills and had 14 digs on the defensive end. Daisy Ortiz had seven kills, 26 assists and 12 digs, while Xandra Zubia led the defensive front with 22 digs and scored five aces.
What’s next: Monte del Sol (3-8 overall) goes into the game of District 2-2A with a home game against Estancia at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. Questa (9-2) starts on Monday with a road trip outside the district to Cimarron.
Santa Fe High 10, Capital 0
What happened: The demons rolled on as it only took them 45 minutes to deal with the jaguars in a District 5-5A match at Jaguar Field. Six players scored one goal for the Santa Fe High, half of whom took an 8-0 lead. Demons head coach Chris Eadie said it was a nice vote for the district games against Albuquerque Rio Grande on Thursday and a rematch with Albuquerque High at home on Saturday.
“It’s been a tough week that will have a huge impact on our chances at the county and state levels,” said Eadie. “We need a huge crowd for Saturdays [match] against Albuquerque. “
Top player: Alex Wagoner scored four goals to increase his season to 40 overall, which is the second best in the state. Mike Wissman had four assists for one goal while Henry Mazulis scored two goals.
What’s next: The Demons (13-1 overall, 4-0 in 5-5A) travel to Albuquerque on Wednesday to battle Rio Grande to end the first half of the district season. The Jaguars (4-8-2, 0-4) play at home against Albuquerque Manzano on the same day.
West Las Vegas 1, Santa Fe Prep 0 OT
What happened: The Lady Dons crept past the Blue Griffins with the slightest edge – the fingertips of prep goalkeeper Maya Crawford. That was how much room West Las Vegas student Danielle Marquez had in overtime to make in 97. The disappointing ending overshadowed a new lineup that Blue Griffins head coach Rennae Ross put in, and she said it was more effective.
“We played really hard,” said Ross. “We had more shots [on goal], and they had a couple. We worked overtime and that happened. “
Top player: Marquez had the only goal.
What’s next: Prep (2-6, 0-2) entertains St. Michael’s district manager on Tuesday. West Las Vegas will face Crosstown rival Las Vegas Robertson on Monday.