Monte del Sol outshines Questa, 9-1, in boys soccer
Monte del Sol 9, Questa 1
The Dragons opened District 1-1A/3A play with a resounding win over the Wildcats in Questa. Moises Cerda scored five goals to lead Monte del Sol, and Brandon Quintero went coast-to-coast to score from his defender position. The Dragons led 4-1, with Dominic Torres scoring the lone goal for the Wildcats.
Monte del Sol improved to 4-2-1.
Santa Fe Indian School 3, Dulce 1
The Lady Braves won their own Dig Pink Classic, slipping up only in Game 3 against the Lady Hawks before securing a 25-22, 25-14, 22-25, 25-8 win in the Pueblo Pavilion.
SFIS (6-1) was the top seed in its bracket after Friday’s action, then swept an undefeated Pecos in the semifinals Saturday morning. Against the Lady Hawks, the Lady Braves dominated in almost every aspect. Leanna Lewis had a team-high 27 kills for SFIS, while sister Camilla Lewis added 10 and Erin Miles 10. Marlena Yazzie dished out 42 assists, and Myra Begay recorded 12 digs, with Larissa Scott chipping in with 10.
Jaleen Chalan recorded five aces in Game 4, highlighting the strong serving performance by SFIS.
“We totally dictated the game because of our serves,” Lady Braves head coach Brian Gurule said. “We got [Dulce] out of system a lot and didn’t allow their big hitter to get many touches.”
Pecos 3, Santa Fe Prep 2
For the second week in a row, the Blue Griffins dealt with injuries.
Once again, the youth movement took hold. The underclassmen almost helped Prep (2-6) take third place at the Dig Pink Classic, but the Lady Panthers pulled out a 22-25, 25-13, 23-25, 25-17, 15-6 win in Pueblo Pavilion.
“We didn’t have enough in terms of defense, and we got out of sorts at times,” Prep head coach Kiran Bhakta said. “There were times when we played brilliant, but times we also looked like a young team when we made mistakes.”
The morning started off rough for the Blue Griffins, who lost to Dulce 25-11, 25-22, 25-8.