Portales 2, Ruidoso 0
Records: Portales 4-5-1, Ruidoso 0-4.
Difference: The Rams found openings on the backside of the Ruidoso defense, but they were unable to capitalize until sophomore forward Zachary Blaeser found an opening and curved the ball in for a score.
Difference-makers: Blaeser and senior forward Seth Christensen one goal each, respectively.
In goal: Senior goalkeeper Juan Tinajero collected six saves. He earned his first shutout of the season.
Helpers: Christensen had an assist on Blaeser’s goal.
Words of wisdom: “As usually we started off great for the first 15 minutes we were sharp and then getting toward the end of the half we started to look sluggish. We stopped passing the ball, shifting and working as a team. In the second half we came out and played better and had some guys step up from the bench due to injuries this past week.” — Portales coach Brian Kirchner.
Up next: At New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Portales 12, Ruidoso 0
Records: Portales 6-5, Ruidoso 0-7.
Difference: The Lady Rams took advantage of an injury-plagued Ruidoso squad, getting clean shots on goal. With the margin at more than 10 goals, the game was called at halftime on the mercy rule.
Difference-makers: Sophomore Jenna Sievers and freshman Brynn Roberts scored three goals each for the Lady Rams, while sophomore goalkeeper Tayler Hammack earned her fifth shutout of the season.
Also contributing: Sophomore Alma Gonzalaz had a pair of goals while seniors Theta Ainsworth and Becca Porter and sophomores Kaitlin Garrett and Victoria Hinck one goal each.
Helpers: Ainsworth, Porter and Sievers each had three assists, senior Angie Porter had two, and sophomore Hannah Christensen, senior Emily Griffith, senior Kelly Hook and Garrett each had one.
Words of wisdom: “The team played very well. It is the first time we’ve been on the other end of a loss like that. I told our girls to just concentrate on what. Angie Porter has been doing well at center midfield because the transition between midfield and the defense was really good and having Angie out there are center mid helps us with that transition.” — Portales coach Traci Sievers.
Up next: At Monte Del Sol in Santa Fe, 4 p.m. Friday.
Floyd 3, San Jon 1
San Jon 9 25 12 10
Floyd 25 23 25 25
Floyd individual statistics
Kills — Tori Tucker 7, Sarai Najera 3. Blocks — Monique Gomez 3, Delta Navarette 3. Digs — Prisma Davalos 5, Tucker 2. Aces — Davalos 5, Najera 4, Tucker 2. Assists — Tabitha Ornelas 7, Tessa Nall 5.
Words of wisdom: “They (Lady Broncos) played hard, they struggled a bit in the second game, but we came back and got after them.” — Floyd assistant coach Shawna Shovelin.
Records: Floyd 5-3, San Jon 1-5.
Up next: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Sumner.
— Compiled by Clarence Plank