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North Sports: Week in Review

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QB DOWN: St. Michael’s star quarterback Lucas Croiz, considered one of the top quarterback prospects in the state, will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his left ACL and patella in the Horsemen’s Sept. 3 game against Santa Fe High.



ESCALANTE 3, MONTE DEL SOL 0: The host Lobos (5-1) reeled off a solid victory against the Dragons (2-4) 25-17, 25-13, 25-19.


POJOAQUE VALLEY 4, SANTA FE INDIAN SCHOOL 1: Anissa Herrea had three goals and Jordan Lujan added two assists to guide the Elkettes (2-4) past the host Braves (0-7), who got a goal from Liyah Garcia-Marmelejo.

ROBERTSON 4, PORTALES 1: The host Cardinals (2-2-2) got two goals and an assist from Amor Montoya, and Azjaneah Garcia-Martinez added a goal and an assist in the win over the Rams.

LOS ALAMOS 5, ROSWELL 4, OT: Despite the heroics of Tara McDonald, who had two goals and three assists, the Hilltoppers (3-0) still needed an extra session to get by the pesky Coyotes in the opener of the Albuquerque Academy tournament.

BOYS SOCCER / Wednesday

SANTA FE HIGH 7, FARMINGTON 1: Alex Waggoner added another hat trick, and Ivan Lozano and Henry Mazulis each had two goals to lead the Demons (7-0) past the Scorpions in the opener of the Albuquerque Academy tournament.

ROBERTSON 1, CAPITAL 1: Perhaps it is fitting the teams came to a draw as both the Cardinals and the host Jaguars are 1-5-1 overall.

HOBBS 4, LOS ALAMOS 2: After a 1-all deadlock at halftime, the visiting Hilltoppers ran out of steam, allowing three second-half goals in losing to the Eagles.

GIRLS SOCCER / Wednesday

ST. MICHAEL’S 6, BOSQUE 0: The host Horsemen (3-2) came out roaring with six first-half goals, including two each from Elsa Ranney Smith and Farrah Baker, while Grace Sandoval contributed a goal and four assists against the Bobcats.

TAOS 5, CAPITAL 1: The host Tigers (6-1) scored three first-half goals and held off the Jaguars (1-3), who got a late goal from Vanessa Reyes.

BOYS SOCCER / Wednesday

ST. MICHAEL’S 2, BOSQUE 1 2OT: The Horsemen (4-3) got goals from Elijah Gutierrez and Aiden Fairchild to beat the Bobcats.

VOLLEYBALL / Wednesday

SANTA FE 3, ALBUQUERQUE ACADEMY 0: Ariana Anaya had 22 kills to lead the host Demonettes (1-2) past the Chargers 25-21, 25-16, 25-23.

WEST LAS VEGAS 3, MORA 0: The host Dons (1-3) got the first win in new coach Stacy Fulgenzi’s tenure, handling the Rangerettes (0-1) 25-18, 26-24, 25-20.

ROBERTSON 3, BOSQUE 0: The host Cardinals (3-0) zoomed past the Bobcats 25-16, 25-10, 25-12.

SANTA FE WALDORF 3, TIERRA ENCANTADA 1: The Wolves (2-1) outlasted the host Alacranes (1-1) 25-11, 25-19, 24-26, 25-15.


ST. PIUS 3, ST. MICHAEL’S 1: Despite nine kills from Maya Pino and eight from Rhegan Glidewell, the host Horsemen fell to the Sartans 15-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-21.

SANTA FE INDIAN SCHOOL 3, ESTANCIA 0: Cameron Conners had 18 kills and eight blocks to lead the host Braves (2-2) past the Bears 25-16, 25-13, 25-18.


MONTE DEL SOL 1, SANTA FE INDIAN SCHOOL 0: Selene Franco’s first-half goal was enough for the visiting Dragons (2-1) against the Braves (0-6), who played solid defense, but couldn’t generate any offense.

WEST LAST VEGAS 2, ACADEMY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND THE CLASSICS 0: The host Dons (2-1) got a goal in each half, while chucking a shutout at the Phoenix (0-3-1).

TAOS 10, BERNALILLO 0: The host Tigers (5-1) ended it early with a mercy-rule victory over the Spartans.

ROBERTSON 2, MORIARTY 2: Amber Doss and Molly Flure had first-half goals for the visiting Cardinals (1-2-2), but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Pintos in a draw.


SANTA FE 3, HOPE CHRISTIAN 2: Despite playing most of the game down a man after a red-card ejection, the host Demons (6-0) rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit behind a hat trick from Alex Waggoner against the Huskies.

RIO RANCHO 7, CAPITAL 1: The visiting Jaguars (1-4-1) got a late goal, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Rams.

SANTA FE PREP 2, SANDIA PREP 1: Jonah Anderson-Joyner had 10 saves, while Jack Tiegler and Santi Hughes each had second-half goals, leading the host Blue Griffins (2-2-1) past the Sundevils.

POJOAQUE VALLEY 3, ROBERTSON 1: The host Elks (3-2) got two first-half goals from Cristian Holguin and Mateo Nagle to hold off the Cardinals (1-4-1), who got a second-half goal from Aaron Doss.


CYCLING: After a year’s absence, the Gran Fondo/NY Santa Fe is back Friday through Sept. 19 with a full slate of events. To register or for information, see

GOLF: To raise money for sports and activities programs at St. Michael’s, Santa Fe and Capital high schools, the second North of 40 alumni golf tournament is scheduled Oct. 11 at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe. Information: email or call 505-917-5507.

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