East Mountain’s girls soccer picked up its seventh victory in eight games Tuesday with a 2-0 shut-out over the visiting Bernalillo Lady Spartans.
After a 0-0 first-half draw, freshman Sam Burch scored East Mountain’s first goal in the 41st minute. Yvette Vallejos followed that with a 3-yard goal in the 66th minute.
“They came out hot and hungry. Our D was tough and it finally clicked,” interim coach Kim Linder said about the Timberwolves’ second-half surge.
The win follows Mia Santistevan’s three-goal performance Sept. 29 when the Lady Timberwolves blanked the visiting Hatch Valley Lady Bears, 5-0.
East Mountain’s only goal in the first half came in the 25th minute when Rose King’s high-arcing 30-yard kick put the T’Wolves up 1-0 at the break.
“We made some adjustments at halftime and then they got fired up,” Linder said.
In the 49th minute, Ashley CdeBaca’s goal off Adriana Duran’s assist gave the T’Wolves a 2-0 advantage.
Santistevan’s hat trick—her second in a week after earning one against Ruidoso—came in the span of six minutes.
“I remember [coach] Kim saying, ‘Go to the keeper!’ so I took her advice,” Santistevan said.
Linder and Andrea Vincent inherited the team Sept. 14 after Brian Pecorella resigned.