CHS soccer teams finish play in tourneys

CNJ staff

ROSWELL — Freshman Taisha Bosque scored off a corner kick and added an assist Saturday as the Clovis girls soccer team won their first game of the season, a 2-0 decision over Las Vegas Robertson.

Sophomore Christa Milner added a goal for Clovis (1-5) while Celsey Eldridge and Kayla Ware combined for four saves in goal in the seventh-place game of the Goddard Tournament.

Clovis coach Shane Leatherwood switched some players to different positions Friday during the first day of the tournament in an effort to get more speed up front and the moves paid off Saturday.

Robertson beat Clovis 1-0 in a shootout last week.

“Hopefully, this can build some confidence,” Leatherwood said of the win. “We’ve been improving but it hasn’t shown on the scoreboard.
“Hopefully, this will give us a little glimpse of what we can do.”

Milner gave Clovis a 1-0 lead at the 38-minute mark when Bosque’s pass sent her in one-on-one with the goalie.

Bosque made it 2-0 when she trapped Lora Esquivel’s corner kick and scored from six yards out.

Clovis outshot Robertson 18-7.

In Friday’s action, Clovis lost to Goddard 6-1 and Roswell High 3-1.

Junior Taylor Corely scored against Goddard and Bosque against Roswell.

CHS boys win weather-shortened match — Three consecutive goals erased a 1-0 deficit Saturday, and the Clovis High boys soccer team was able to salvage a 3-2 win over Santa Teresa in the Wildcats’ final match of the Alamogordo tournament.

The match was suspended by lightning in the first minute of the second half and called after a 30-minute wait.

Luis Esparza, Alejandro Rascon scored goals for the Cats (2-3).

“We were doing some good stuff going into halftime,” CHS boys coach Shaun Gill s aid. “We saw (the weather) rolling in, and they called it after waiting 30 minutes.”

Gill was disappointed with his team’s play in a 7-0 rout against Las Cruces High, but said the Cats played much better in Friday’s 3-1 loss to host Alamo and again on Saturday.

“We played really well against Alamo,” Gill said. “But we had about a 10-minute lapse on defense in the midfield and they snuck those goals in.

“But we played 100 percent better than we did (against Cruces).”