Local Roundup: Coconino girls soccer blasts Shadow Mountain, 6-0

Local Roundup: Coconino girls soccer blasts Shadow Mountain, 6-0

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Wheaten Smith and Evelyn Marella each scored two goals, and the Coconino Panthers blanked the Shadow Mountain Matadors in a match between 4A Conference clubs on Tuesday at Coconino High School, 6-0.

Marella also had an assist for the Panthers, who entered the day at No. 27 in the first set of listings of the power-point rankings while the Matadors were placed at 45th. Alondra Carbajal and Eija Jensen combined in goal for the shutout for Coconino (3-1-1).

Shay Mangisi and Cate Donaldson each netted a goal for the Panthers, with Toni Gonzales, Jaylie Chastain and Sam Vasquez providing an assist apiece in the team victory.

Coconino remains at home for its next match as it takes on the Bradshaw Mountain Bears on Thursday to open the Grand Canyon Region schedule. Thursday's match is set for a 3 p.m. start.

Meanwhile, the Flagstaff girls soccer team was ranked No. 3 in the 4A, with Prescott coming in at No. 1. The Mingus Marauders landed at No. 5 with Bradshaw at No. 7, making the Grand Canyon Region stacked in the top 10 with five teams as Lee Williams came in at No. 10.

On the boys' side of things, Flagstaff was ranked No. 6 in the initial roll call, with Coconino at 16th.



Josh Lenners had 13 points, Nick Sneezy returned to the court after missing time due to injury and No. 19-ranked 4A Flagstaff handed a struggling Mingus Union team a loss Tuesday in Flagstaff, increasing its win streak to a season high of three consecutive victories.

Tyler Centner and Walter Downs each added six points for the Eagles, who closed out a perfect three-game homestand with the Grand Canyon Region win over a Marauders squad that was coming off its lone win of the regular season.

No. 19 Flagstaff (5-4, 2-3 Grand Canyon led 33-17 at the half against No. 43 Mingus (1-9, 1-4 Grand Canyon).

Flagstaff will ride its recent surge of momentum into Friday's crosstown rivalry contest at Coconino, with tip-off set for 7 p.m.


The No. 25 Northland Prep Spartans controlled the glass in a win over the No. 28 Scottsdale Prep Spartans at home in a match-up of 2A Central Region squads.

Silas Marquez had a double-double with 13 points and as many rebounds -- both team highs. Hayden Andersen added 13 points along with Kenzy Rolley scoring 10 for Northland Prep.

Northland Prep improved to 5-4 overall and 3-1 in Central Region play. Northland Prep hosts No. 7 Camp Verde (8-1, 3-0 Central) on Friday.


The 4A Panthers, ranked No. 14 as of Tuesday, suffered another close loss on Monday.

Coconino lost on the road to No. 8 Buckeye Union in a match-up of 4A squads. The Panthers dropped to 6-3 overall on the season.

All three of Coconino's losses have come by seven or less points and at the hands of teams ranked in the top 22 of the 4A rankings.

Coconino went 11 of 16 from the free-throw line while the Hawks went 20 of 23.

Preston Olney and William Mcmenamin scored 19 points each, but the Hawks held Avram Tijerin and Jacob Begay in check. The two guards shot a combined 2 of 9 from 3-point range and scored just nine and eight points respectively.

The Panthers trailed the Hawks 39-29 after the first half, and nearly cut the lead back down after winning the third and fourth quarters.

Coconino takes on crosstown rival Flagstaff on Friday at Coconino High School.


The Northland Prep Spartans secured an elusive win, beating Scottsdale Prep 33-31.

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for 2A Northland Prep, which improved to 2-6 overall and 2-2 in the Central Region. Ana Nicol led the scoring charge with a team-high 12 points to go along with six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Northland Prep hosts No. 2 Camp Verde (9-0, 3-0 Central) on Friday.


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