Lady Cats overwhelm Ruidoso

Staff report

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High senior Shyleen Cortez battles for control of the ballagainst Ruidoso eighth-grader Daniela Bravo Nevarez during the first half of Thursday’s girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Lady Wildcats blanked the Lady Warriors 10-0.

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High senior Shyleen Cortez battles for control of the ballagainst Ruidoso eighth-grader Daniela Bravo Nevarez during the first half of Thursday’s girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Lady Wildcats blanked the Lady Warriors 10-0.

If any match this season figured to be a walk in the part for Clovis High’s soccer girls, it was Thursday’s outing against Ruidoso at Leon Williams Stadium.

The Lady Warriors have had trouble competing with Clovis in recent years, and brought a team to town which included just one senior and one junior.

The Lady Wildcats used the contest as a glorified workout, scoring four goals in the first 10 minutes of the match and finishing it on the mercy rule in the 57th minute with four scores in a five-minute span early in the second stanza for a 10-0 win.

“There were things we would’ve needed to be working on in practice, but we got a game situation,” CHS coach Traci Sievers said. “In the first half, we were just trying to work on the pace of the game.

“In the second half, I told them we were going to play possession for 10 minutes. When I told them to score, we scored.”

Junior forward Samantha Meza had two goals and four assists for the Lady Cats (4-1-1), while junior midfielder Mariah Chavez also had a pair of goals. Eight players had at least one goal and six contributed one or more assists.

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High sophomore Jaci Sievers heads the ball away from Ruidoso junior Dennise Martinez during the first half of Thursday’s girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Lady Wildcats blanked the Lady Warriors 10-0.

Staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis High sophomore Jaci Sievers heads the ball away from Ruidoso junior Dennise Martinez during the first half of Thursday’s girls soccer match at Leon Williams Stadium. The Lady Wildcats blanked the Lady Warriors 10-0.

The Lady Cats’ next outing is a noon contest on Saturday at Portales on Saturday.