Cats take second at Lubbock

Clovis High freshman midfielder Jordan Garrett tries to get possession of the ball away from Eldorado sophomore Laura Johnson in Saturday’s District 4-5A girls soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth

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LUBBOCK — Seniors Tyrell Northcutt and Brian Romero led a strong Clovis High showing as the Wildcats finished second behind El Paso Montwood in a field of 16 teams in the Class 5A division of the Lubbock Invitational cross country meet Saturday at Mae Simmons Park.
Northcutt covered the 3-mile course in 16:36 seconds for fifth place while Romero came in sixth in 16:42 in a field of 110 runners. Montwood took team honors with 52 points to 65 for the Cats.
“It got pretty warm over there, but the guys ran fantastic,” first-year CHS coach Brian Stacy said. “I talked to (former CHS coach) Mark Bussen, and he said that’s probably the best showing the guys have ever had over there.”
Clovis’ girls were 11th in a field of 15 with 286 points. Montwood also won that team championship, scoring 46 points to 71 for runnerup Amarillo High.
Senior Melissa Clark ran a strong race for the Lady Wildcats, finishing 33rd out of 105 runners with a time of 13:22 over 2 miles. “Melissa Clark stepped up and ran a great race,” Stacy said.

Eldorado blanks Lady Cats
Senior midfielder Kaeleigh Loveland scored five goals and the Eldorado Lady Eagles cruised to a 10-0 win over Clovis High Saturday in District 4-5A girls soccer at Yucca Soccer Complex.
Loveland scored four goals in the first 16 minutes, including two inside the first four minutes, as Eldorado (10-2, 2-0 district) sprinted past the Lady Cats (1-11, 0-2). Then, with the score 9-0, she finished off the match on the 10-goal lead rule with a goal from about 25 yards out just 25 seconds into the second half.
Junior Emily Hines added a hat trick for the Lady Eaghles, while sophomore Laura Johnson added the other two goals.
Eldorado also took the junior varsity preliminary 10-0.

Eagles rain hat tricks
ALBUQUERQUE — Three players scored hat tricks Saturday as Eldorado blanked Clovis High 10-0 in District 4-5A boys soccer.
The senior-laden Eagles — there are 18 on the roster — got all their goals from seniors. Forward Matthew Courtney got the first goal in the second minute of play and midfielder Nick London and forwards Matthew Welk-Walters and Josh Jeppson all added three goals apiece.
Eldorado (9-3, 2-0 district) led 6-0 at halftime despite not scoring over the final 18 minutes. A goal by Jeppson in the 45th minute re-opened the floodgates, and Welk-Walters’ goal in the 57th minute brought the match to an end.
Senior goalkeeper Dwayne Roberts notched 11 saves for the Cats (0-2, 1-11).
Eldorado won the junior varsity preliminary 11-1.