FARMINGTON — The Piedra Vista volleyball team had its ups and downs at Rio Rancho's tournament.
The Lady Panthers split a pair of matches on Saturday to finish in third place in the silver bracket.
"I feel like it's a good wake up call," said PV head coach Ron Becker of the team's play. "There are some good teams across the state. We need to work harder in practice. It will turn into a good thing. It exposes some things we need to work on."
PV (8-1) lost a match for the first time this season against Artesia in straight sets 25-18, 25-17, 25-18.
Samantha Sofka led the Lady Panthers with 10 kills, and Vanessa Harris had 20 assists.
PV answered the loss with a straight set victory over Española Valley 25-20, 25-23, 25-23.
Sofka again led in kills with 15, while Nianna Alcon added seven more.
Becker hopes the team learns from its play over the weekend and will come out calmer for matches in the future.
"A lot of what we need to work on is playing more relaxed with confidence," Becker said. "This weekend, that No. 1 ranking sunk in a little, and they were worried about that instead of just going out there and playing."
PV will continue its season next week with road matches against Bloomfield and Shiprock.
Bloomfield 3, Robertson 0
The Bobcats controlled a match with Robertson from the opening kick off to earn a road victory.
Raul Fonseca scored in the fourth minute of play, and then his brother, Edgar Fonseca, tacked on two more goals in the first half to give Bloomfield a 3-0 win.
It was the Bobcats' (5-5) second win in as many days after knocking off Pojoaque Valley 3-1 on Friday.
Bloomfield's season continues on Monday with a district match against Taos.
"We're beginning to gel. We're going to have a tough game on Monday and Tuesday with four games in five days," said Bloomfield head coach Jarly Lopez. "Hopefully, we'll be able to comeback. We haven't played as many games as most and we're finally coming together."
Sandia Prep 1, Piedra Vista 1 (Prep 5-4 SO)
The Lady Panthers dropped the title match of the Sandia Prep tournament in a shootout to the host Sundevils.
After allowing the opening goal, PV (7-5) tied the game in the second half when Taylor McPheeters scored on a rebound.
The game remained tied after a pair of overtime periods before Prep eventually won the shootout 5-4.
"They played well. We had great passing overall," PV coach Ryan Mussett said of the team. "We had a couple people trying new positions, and they did well."
PV defeated Moriarty on Friday 10-0 to advance to the title game against the Sundevils.
The Lady Panthers will be off until Oct. 8 when they open the district schedule against Kirtland Central.
"We're feeling good as we head into district," Mussett said.
Hope Christian 2, Farmington 1
Farmington dropped a road matchup with 3A No. 1 Hope Christian on Saturday in Albuquerque.
Hannah Kelley scored the Lady Scorps' (6-4) only goal in the loss.
FHS will play next on Tuesday when it hosts Albuquerque Academy.
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