By Arnie Leshin
Santa Fe High ran its overall volleyball record to 12-2 and remained on-top District 5-5A with Thursday’s 3-0 sweep over visiting district rival Capital.
The scores were 25-19, 25-16, 25-18 as senior captain Salome Romp led the way with 18 kills and junior Laila Bernardino added 10 in dropping the Jaguars to 8-4 overall and 2-2 in district. Next stop for the Demonettes is home versus Albuquerque Rio Grande, which is 1-12 overall and 0-6 in district.
At West Las Vegas, Santa Fe Prep took all three sets in downing the Dons in District 2-3A, and is home Tuesday to Santa Fe Indian School. The Griffins picked up 13 kills and eight aces from senior Raelyn Gonzales, and her freshman sister, Nicole, added a trio of aces as WLV fell to 3-11 overall and winless in four district matches.
In girl’s soccer, visiting St. Michael’s advanced to 14-3 overall and 6-1 in District 1A/3A by shutting down Santa Fe Indian School, 8-0, Thursday.
Juniors Francis Schneider and Rachel Morgan turned in two goals each, junior Olivia Farrar scored a goal and added an assist, and senior Daisy Smith, sophomore Milena Keene, also the goalkeeper, and freshman Grace Sandoval contributed a goal each, Keene scoring via a penalty kick.
The Lady Horsemen head for Albuquerque Bosque Charter School Tuesday for a district match. The Bobcats are 7-4 overall and 4-2 in district, and were defeated previously at St. Michael’s.
Santa Fe Prep lost 10-0 to Bosque at home and dropped to 4-8-1 at home and 1-6 in district, and play at three-time defending state champion Sandia Prep in Albuquerque Tuesday.
In boy’s soccer at Santa Fe High, the Demons yielded an early goal to Los Lunas’ Jordan Arbalo and then picked up a tying goal in overtime by the combined efforts of sophomore Michael Wismam and junior Kiran Smelzter to finish in a non district 1-1 deadlock.
Santa Fe High is now 7-5-1 overall and plays a District 5-5A match against visiting Albuquerque High Saturday.