Roswell 3, Portales 2
Records: Portales 2-2, Roswell 3-0
Difference: Roswell took an early 2-0 lead and held on for the win.
Difference-makers: Sophomore Jenna Sievers and freshman Brynn Roberts scored for Portales. Sievers scored on a free kick from 20 feet out, Roberts on a corner kick by Veronica Ayala.
In goal: Portales sophomore goalie Tayler Hammack had five saves.
By the numbers: Portales held a 20-12 edge in shots on goal.
Coach’s comment: “Overall we outshot them, but they capitalized on some easy shots,” — Portales soccer coach Traci Sievers.
Up next: Noon Saturday vs. Las Vegas Robertson.
Goddard 5, Portales 1
Records: Portales 0-1-1. Goddard
Difference: Goddard pulled away with three second-half goals
Difference-makers: Seth Christensen scored for Portales. The senior scored on a breakway in the first half to cut Goddard’s lead in half 2-1.
By the numbers: The Rockets held a 14-4 edge in shots on goal and 9-0 edge in corner kicks.
Coach’s comment: “We could have played better. We were within striking distance, they seem to have wanted it more and they won a lot of one-on-one battles for the ball in the game. This was the first time we have played their varsity team.” — Rams coach Brian Kirchner.
Up next: 2 p.m. Saturday vs. Las Vegas Robertson.