Carlsbad’s girls soccer team is 17-1 for a lot of reasons. They were on display Tuesday night.
Missy Marshall scored four goals, and the visiting Cavegirls scored three times in the first two minutes of the second half to run away with an 8-1 District 4-5A win at Leon Williams Stadium.
Carlsbad, which improved to 2-0 in district, scored two minutes into the match.
“If we knock the ball around,” Carlsbad coach Misty Long said, “we’re going to be successful.”
Kyra Bussen scored the lone goal for Clovis in the first half. It was only the fifth goal scored against the Cavegirls during their current 15-game winning streak dating back to Aug. 25.
“Their midfield’s tough,” Clovis coach Shane Leatherwood said. “In soccer, you’re only as good as your midfield, and they came to play tonight.”
Sophomore Jade Branson had a pair of tallies, and Linzy Granger and Thailyza Ramirez added goals for Carlsbad, which hosts Clovis on Saturday.
“The question is are we going to just lay down, or are we going to respond to the challenge?” Leatherwood said. “If I know these girls, I know they’ll respond.”
Clovis 3, Carlsbad 1
CARLSBAD — Alonzo Jimenez and Christian Rascon each had a goal and an assist, and the Wildcats rallied from an early penalty kick goal to get to .500 in District 4-5A play.
Jimenez scored in the 35th minute to tie things up on an assist from Rascon.
Clovis coach Greg Trujillo said the Wildcats (8-9, 1-1), who lost 4-1 in Saturday’s district opener at Hobbs, were down after Dillon Baca’s penalty kick goal 26 minutes in, rallied after Jimenez’ tally.
“We got that first goal, and we started pressing their defense,” Trujillo said. “It opened up their defense and everything else fell into place.”
Rascon scored the game-winner 20 minutes into the second half, and Jimenez assisted on Nick Volker’s goal eight minutes later to ice things.
Clovis hosts Carlsbad on Saturday.
The junior varsity defeated Carlsbad 1-0, with Lucas Donaldson scoring the lone goal.