ALBUQUERQUE — West Las Vegas found out that a boys soccer program is not built in a day.
The Dons played the first-ever boys soccer match Friday.
And the reviews were, well, mixed.
West Las Vegas kicked off their program against Tierra Encantada in the Oak Grove Classical Academy at the Hoffmantown Church.
“We wanted to come out here, put some work into it and not show too much of the butterflies that comes with the first game of anything,” said Dons coach David Montaño. “Even a first game with experienced teams are kind of shaky, but in our first game ever as a boys program, even more so.”
The Alacranes (3-0), however, ruined the WLV debut with a 10-0 win that ended in the second half on the mercy-rule as Antonio “Tony” Varela and José “Danny” Pachado each scored twice.
“It’s tough to take a 10-0 game, but I’m proud of these guys,” Montaño said. “They came out there and battled since day one of school, since I asked them to play and they’ve been out here working their tails off, working to get better every day.”
Other Friday boys soccer scores: Santa Fe 6, Piedra Vista 1; Los Alamos 4, Farmington 0.
Volleyball scores Friday: Belen 3, Santa Fe Indian School 0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-19).
HOBBS 6, SANTA FE 1: The Demons (2-1-2) could not handle the offense of the Eagles in the opener of the Albuquerque Academy tournament.
CLEVELAND 3, LOS ALAMOS 0: The Hilltoppers (5-2) could not put together any offense against the Storm in the opener of the Albuquerque Academy Tournament.
CAPITAL 5, ROBERTSON 3: Both teams scored three goals in the second half, but the difference was the traveling Jaguars (4-1) scored twice in the first for the win against the Cardinals (4-3).
MONTE DEL SOL 11, POJOAQUE VALLEY 1: Pedro Chavez scored three goals with three assists and Moises Cerda had two goals and three assists for the Dragons (3-0) over the Elks (2-5).
ACADEMY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND THE CLASSICS 2, SANTA FE PREP 0: In a first for the Phoenix (6-0), they beat the Blue Griffins (2-2-1) as Xitlally Estrada Perez and Sofia Mifsud each scored.
PIEDRA VISTA 3, LOS ALAMOS 2: Alyssa Parker had a goal and an assist, and Kaitlyn McGrane also scored in the first half for the Hilltoppers (1-3-1), but the Panthers came back with two second-half goals for the win.
TAOS 5, CAPITAL 0: The host Tigers (4-1-1) scored four goals in the second half to pull away over the Jaguars (1-4).
Other boys soccer scores: Pojoaque Valley 2, Monte Del Sol 1
ESTANCIA 3, SANTA FE WALDORF 0: The host Wolves (1-6) struggled all night against the Bears, losing 25-17, 25-22, 25-18.
Other volleyball scores Thursday: Mccurdy 3, Escalante 1.
MORA 3, SANTA FE WALDORF 0: The Rangerettes (1-3) used a close opening set to propel themselves to a 25-21, 25-8, 25-13 win over the Wolves (1-5)
ROBERTSON 7, POJOAQUE VALLEY 2: The host Cardinals (4-2) put the game away early, scoring five in the first half to coast to the win over the Elks (2-4).
TAOS 10, BERNALILLO 0: The visiting Tigers (5-1-1) put up nine goals in the first, then ended it early in the second against the Spartans.
SANTA FE PREP 6, DESERT ACADEMY/SANTA FE WALDORF 1: The Blue Griffins (1-4) finally got on the scoreboard and liked it so much, they had four more in the first half against the Wild Wolves (0-2). Mateo Sella scored twice for Prep, while Will Smith scored DASFW’s only goal.
MONTE DEL SOL 5, EAST MOUNTAIN 1: Pedro Chavez and José Gonzales each scored twice, and Rui Gonzales-Rett had a goal and two assists for the host Dragons (2-0).
RIO RANCHO 4, CAPITAL 1: The visiting Jaguars (3-1) found out firsthand why the Rams, winners of the Albuquerque Metro Tournament, are one of the best teams in the state as Rio Rancho scored twice in each half.
ACADEMY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND THE CLASSICS 3, HATCH VALLEY 2: The Phoenix (5-0) rallied from a 1-0, second-half hole in a neutral-site match with consecutive goals from Brisa Hitt, Amberly Garcia and Maggie Rittmeyer.
CAPITAL 7, NAVAJO PREP 6: The host Jaguars (1-3) scored five second-half goals to overcome a 4-2 halftime deficit.
SANTA FE HIGH 2, SANTA FE PREP 1: The Demonettes (4-3-1) got just enough offense to get past the Blue Griffins (2-1-1).
TAOS 5, BERNALILLO 1: Amiree Olivas made four saves and the Tigers (3-1-1) offense came alive in the second half, with four goals to break open a tied game at halftime.
ROBERTSON 10, POJAOQUE VALLEY 0: Maricela Montoya scored six goals and added two assists for the Cardinals (5-2-1) in the mercy-rule win over the Elkettes (0-6).
EAST MOUNTAIN 10, MONTE DEL SOL 0: The host Dragons (0-3) could not muster any offense in losing to the Timberwolves.
CAPITAL 3, POJOAQUE VALLEY 2: The host Jaguars (2-0) held on to win in the fifth set after blowing a two-game lead, 25-20, 25-14, 9-25, 14-25, 15-12 against the Elkettes (2-2). Ethena Silva had 11 kills for Capital and Alicia Quintana had 12 for Pojoaque
SANTA FE HIGH 3, VALENCIA 0: The Demonettes (4-0) remained unbeaten, handily turning away the host Jaguars 25-11, 25-17, 25-21 as Salome Romp had 21 kills and Isabella Melton contributed 14.
MONTE DEL SOL 3, EAST MOUNTAIN 1: The visiting Dragons (5-1) won for the fifth straight time behind 21 assists from Kayla Sanchez, which helped Emi Fukuda pile up 14 kills in the 25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-21 victory.
ESTANCIA 3, SANTA FE INDIAN SCHOOL 1: A third-game rally was not enough for the host Braves (1-1) to stave off the Bears.
ST. PIUS 3, ST. MICHAEL’S 0: The host Horsemen (3-3) were no match for one of the state’s top teams in losing 25-20, 25-19, 25-16.
ESPAÑOLA VALLEY 3, BELEN 1: After dropping the first set 25-12, the visiting Sundevils (2-1) came storming back 25-23, 25-13, 25-22.
MONTE DEL SOL 3, EAST MOUNTAIN 1: The visiting Dragons (2-5) took a break in the third set before polishing off the Timberwolves 25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-21.
PECOS 3, McCURDY 1: The visiting Panthers (5-0) looked strong in take care of the Bobcats (1-6) 25-12, 25-21, 20-25, 25-16.
PORTALES 5, WEST LAS VEGAS 4, OT: The teams traded two goals apiece in the first and second halves before the Rams ended it in overtime in the season-opener for the Dons.
THINGS TO SEE OR DO
Deadeye youths will have a chance to display their shooting skills Saturday in the Northern New Mexico Youth Clay Target Challenge at the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club. The event is open to all members of the scouts, 4-H, Youth Hunter Education Challenge, Scholastic Clay Target Program, New Mexico High School shotgun members and the Los Alamos Shooting Club youth members. Preregistration by Tuesday is required. For information, see wildlife.state.nm.us/event/northern-new-mexico-youth-clay-target-challenge.