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Goddard girls win a laugher on Senior Day

Steve Notz Photo Goddard girls soccer celebrated senior day with a 10-0. Goddard seniors from L-R Destiny Lawrence, Melannie Soto, Bianca Gonzales, Madison Miranda, and Val Hernandez.

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There must be something in the air over at Goddard because, on Senior Day, everyone was laughing and having a good time. Every one except Ruidoso. Goddard girls came ready to play on Senior Day as they put a clown suit on the Lady Warriors.

“I have five seniors,” Martinez said. “They rotate in and they are doing pretty good. They are a good group of seniors and a good group of kids. Last year we had a young team and now we are a year older, but they are a great group of kids. I have really enjoyed this season.”

The game was such a laugher — the officials tried to shorten the first half by 4:22 seconds. Normally most senior days are events with crying and hugging — not with this team. Everyone in the stands and the players on the field were happy as Goddard won going away 10-0 Tuesday at Goddard’s home field.

“The difference between last year and this season is experience,” Martinez said. “They were young last season and they just took thumping, but they learned, and over the season they have worked on some different things and gotten better. Their whole mental outlook has changed and they have done everything that I asked them to do this season.”

Goddard had momentum coming into the game after a win against rival Roswell, 9-3 on Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. They have finally found their offense as they have scored 19 goals in the last two games.

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Coach Jamie Martinez put together a tough stretch of seven games to find out what kind of team he had this season, after coming off a disappointing year last season, which saw them lose the district for the first time in four years. Martinez felt like his kids felt the pressure of winning four championships in a row.

“We went through it,” Martinez said, “and did really well.”

Martinez said when talking about his teams through seven games, he set up at the beginning of the year. Goddard played some teams that were undefeated and some teams that were ranked No.1.

“I’m very happy with my team right now,” Martinez said. “I’m looking forward to good things with this team.”

Goddard plays 4 p.m. Thursday at home against Clovis.



Roswell girls took out their anger after losing to rival Goddard on Saturday, in Lovington. The Lady Coyotes were leading 4-0 at halftime and ended up winning in a rout 7-0. Kayleigh Holloway scored two goals in the first half and Madeline Francis scored one along with freshman Maiana Maldonado.

The Lady Coyotes move to 8-4-1 on the season.

Roswell will host Socorro 12 p.m. Saturday at Cielo Grande Soccer Complex.


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