Lady Warriors in line for district championship

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Even on a sluggish day, the Lady Warriors scored another soccer win in district play, leading the district with a 4-0 district record.

Susann Mikkelson/El Defensor Chieftain: Socorro Warrior Dushan Gacanich goes head to head with a Hatch Bear for possession of the ball while teammate Noah Rickenbacher looks for the pass in Tuesday evening’s district game at home.

The Ladies beat the second-seeded Hatch Bears 4-0 Tuesday afternoon. The Ladies had a slow start on Tuesday afternoon, leaving their coaches frustrated for the first half of the game, even with two goals.

“Instead of making them play our game, today we were reactive,” coach Mitch Carrejo said. “If we had played this game (last) Saturday, we would have lost.”

The Lady Warriors have two district games left, including a 3 p.m. game today in Hatch, and Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in Ruidoso.

“We have two games left,” Carrejo told his team after their 4-0 win on Tuesday. “Unless we totally lose it, district is ours.”

The ladies recovered their energy and drive in the second half of the game on Tuesday, scoring two more goals and holding the Bears to a no score.

Junior Dominique Molina leads the district in both points per game, with 4.538, and goals per game, with 2.154. Eighth-grader Danielle Moore holds the No. 5 spot in points per game for the district, at 1.429, and is third in the district in assists per game. Sophomore Sabine Fuierer is second in the district in assists per game.

The Lady Warriors are ranked seventh in A/AAA Class rankings, following Sandia Prep and East Mountain.