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Warriors soccer takes Rehoboth consolation title

The Warriors soccer team rolled through a 2-1 weekend and won the consolation bracket of the Rehoboth soccer tournament over the weekend.

Socorro notched wins against Gallup (10-0) and Montezuma-Cortez (4-0) and evened their season record at 5-5, already three more wins than the Warriors had in 2022.

In the 10-0 win, Braden Mounyo and Ivan Giron scored three goals each. Javier Leon netted two, while Kyle Berger and Rylan Hicks had one each. Berger had two assists for the Warriors, while Angel Licano Mijares, Ben Watkins, Mounyo, Leon and Sebastian Mercado had one each.

Mounyo and Giron had two goals apiece in Socorro’s 4-0 win against Montezuma-Cortez. Berger and Giron added assists, and goalkeeper Daniel Leon had four saves.

Soccer Leaders

Giron leads all scorers in New Mexico high school soccer, and his 24 goals are double that of second-place Morgan Arsenault (Rehoboth) and Aaron Doss (Las Vegas), who have 12 apiece. Berger moved into the state’s number-one spot for assists with 12.

Socorro Cross Country

The personal records fell like rain for Socorro cross country runners on Sept. 15 at Moriarty invitational, with three Lady Warriors recording top 10 finishes.

Freshman Abby Cadol had the best finish (23:31) for Socorro with ninth place in the varsity girls race. In the JV girls, Estella Candelaria (fifth) and Breanna Lucero (eighth) led the way.

“We had season-best times across the board today, but the 11 all-time PRs were for Kailyn Woods, Niki Planck, Estella Candelaria, Esther Gutierrez, Breanne Lucero, Kathleen Johnson, Emma Savedra, Drizzten Chavis, Liam Demorest, Riley Sewell and Timur Aitbayev,” Socorro cross country coach Beth Cadol said.

Varsity Girls

  1. Abby Cadol, 23:31; 18. Anastasia Zagrai, 24:37; 27. Sky Sessions, 25:22; 33. Emma Savedra, 26:47; 34. Kathleen Johnson, 27:07; 45. Niki Planck 28:26.

Varsity Boys

  1. Daniel Bowles, 24:47; 15. Timur Aitbayev, 25:48; 19. Liam Demorest, 26:42; 23. Drizzten Chavis, 27:25; 24. Riley Sewell, 27:26; 31. Andrew Moellenbrock,

JV Girls

  1. Estella Candelaria 27:57; 8. Breanna Lucero, 29:08; 12. Kailyn Woods, 32:16; 13. Rem Jacquez, 32:39; 14. Esther Gutierrez 33:00; 18. Addisyn Fassett, 37:51; 19. Lyzz Moellenbrock 39:44; 20. Abagail Watkins, 41:12.

Alamo Volleyball

The Lady Cougars are 4-1 on the year and a three-match winning streak after a 3-0 win against Mescalero Apache. Alamo topped the Chiefs 25-19, 25-22 and 25-19.

Alamo Football

The Cougars had the night off on Sept. 15, and Alamo Navajo needed the rest after putting up 92 points over their last two games.

Alamo is still looking for its first win of the year and travels to face 1-3 Lordsburg on Sept. 22.

Magdalena Volleyball

It has been a slow Sept. for Magdalena’s volleyball team with the Steers’s matches spread out, but that hasn’t stopped first-year coach Micheon Shellhorn from establishing a 5-3 overall record.

Magdalena has a highly competitive stretch coming up to start October with matches against Mountainair (Oct. 2), Corona/Vaughn (Oct. 5), Quemado (Oct. 6) and Zuno on Oct. 7. The Steers play host to Mountainair and Quemado in 5 p.m. matches.

Socorro Volleyball

The Lady Warriors had 11 days without a match and will play Gallup on Sept. 28 at home but have another idle stretch and don’t really kick off the remainder of their schedule until Oct. 10 against Tularosa. Socorro’s first District 23-3A game is set for Oct. 24 against Hot Springs, and the Lady Warriors are home again on October 26 against Cobre. Both matches are set to start at 6 p.m.