Moriarty’s and East Mountain’s boys soccer teams both picked up victories last Saturday as the Timberwolves beat Santa Fe Prep 3-2 at home in overtime, while the Pintos remained unbeaten by edging Robertson 1-0 on the road.
Luke Lionbarger scored Moriarty’s lone goal in the 26th minute. J.J. Porter scored East Mountain’s game-winning goal in OT after Dante Zanetic and Jose Perea scored in regulation.
The teams’ Saturday victories came two days after the Pintos blanked the T’Wolves 3-0 in Moriarty in the first-ever regular-season matchup between the two schools.
“It was a good result for us,” Moriarty head coach Jordan Allcorn said. “I knew coming in it was going to be a tough match.”
Moriarty’s Lucas Shirley took the opening kickoff and scored the game’s first goal in less than 20 seconds. “It was a great way to start off the game,” Shirley said.
After that initial goal, the score remained 1-0 until the second half when Franklin Rea knocked in Moriarty’s second goal.
The game got a bit physical in the second half with both teams getting penalized with yellow cards for being overly aggressive. It’s a rivalry game,” Allcorn said. “It definitely got a little heated.”
Rea scored the Pintos’ third goal on a penalty kick in the 68th minute.
“I’m not going to make any excuses, they outplayed us,” East Mountain head coach Matt Painter said.
Moriarty played Tuesday at Pojoaque Valley after The Independent went to print.
East Mountain travels to Taos for a three-game tournament beginning Friday.