Lady Warriors Soccer team pulls out big win for first district game

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The Lady Warriors started slow on Tuesday during their first district game against Silver City, but dominated the second half, with four goals, for a 5-0 win over the Fighting Colts at home.

This was the second win of the season, after two close games earlier in the week on the road.

The Warriors didn’t fare as well against the Fighting Colts in boys soccer, playing a rough game and showing strength and composure, even with some tough calls by the referees. The boys lost 1-4.

“We are in the toughest district in 3A, and our boys are holding their own,” coach Dennis Walsh said. “Some of the calls didn’t go our way tonight, but that’s no excuse. We just keep working, keep growing.”

The Lady Warriors have made great strides since their start in late August, with two close games in the last week and a landslide win over the Fighting Colts on Tuesday afternoon.

“We worked hard today,” coach Mitch Carrejo told his team following their win against Silver City. “This was everything we talked about in practice.”

Carrejo said the girls controlled the game in the first half, but were missing “that last pass” to score. The defensive game was there on Tuesday. The Fighting Colts had two shots at goal in the first half and none in the second.

“We dominated the second half,” Carrejo told his team. “Five goals and four scorers — that’s what a team does!”

The Warriors and Lady Warriors have six more games for the season. They are in district play now. They take on the Ruidoso Warriors at home next Tuesday; the Lady Warriors play at 3 p.m., the Warriors at 5 p.m.