Saint Michael’s 3, Portales 1
• Records: St. Michael’s 5-0, 3-0 District 2-1-3A. Portales 2-4-1, 0-3.
• Difference: St. Michael’s capitalize on Portales mistakes to score two goals and coasted for the rest of the game.
• Goals: Portales, freshman forward Jesus Melendez. St. Michael’s, senior forward Travis Ish, midfielder sophomore Lorenzo Pascual and junior forward Jackson Baca.
• In goal: Senior goalkeeper Erick Ibarra finished with four saves.
• By the numbers: Portales outshot St. Michael’s 8-7.
• Sweep completed: St. Michael’s beat Portales 4-1 in the teams’ first meeting.
• Coach’s comment: “We didn’t have to make to many adjustments from last week because he played a good game against St. Micheal’s. We just didn’t have anything go our way. We missed some shots and made some mental mistakes, which lead to some early goals.” — Portales coach Brian Kirchner.
• Up next: Rams host Desert Academy 3 p.m. Friday.
St. Michael’s 2, Portales 1
• Records: St. Michael’s 6-4, 3-0 District 2-1-3A. Portales 5-5, 1-2.
• Goals: Portales, sophomore Jenna Sievers. St. Michael’s, senior forward Sally Feldewert and junior forward Kate Vadurro.
• By the numbers: Sievers’ goal was the first goal against St. Michael’s this season.
• Helpers: Portales sophomore midfielder Kaitlin Garrett had an assist.
• Coach’s comment: “Our team performed very well and it was probably one of the best games we played all season. This is the closest we’ve ever played St. Michael’s. We had a couple of breakaways and their goalie would make a save or we just missed.” — Portales coach Traci Sievers.
• Up next: Lady Rams play 4 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis.