Clovis High’s Jesus Loya (19) and Roswell High’s Ivan Obeso, at right, chase the ball near the Coyotes’ goal during Saturday’s boys soccer match at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle)
By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer
Keeping on track for its best season under head coach Shaun Gill, the Clovis boys soccer team (12-2-1) scored three goals in the second half to beat Roswell 4-0 Saturday afternoon as it heads into district play.
Senior Scott Eliot scored two goals in the second half to solidify the Cats’ win.
“We started to control the ball better,” Gill said. “The defense held up and did a lot better than I expected.”
Junior forwards Luis Esparza and Everado Dominguez also scored one goal apiece.
Dominguez scored off a free kick crossed to the left sidewhere he found Roswell’s goalie out of position for a chip shot in the seventh minute of the second half.
Clovis starts District 4-5A play next Saturday against Hobbs and Gill said his team is feeling confident, but must learn to play a more complete game.
“What we need to work on is playing two halves,” Gill said. “Especially against Hobbs and Carlsbad we can’t play just one half.”