The Taos High School girls soccer team kicked off its season Aug. 10-11 at the Sangre de Cristo Classic Tournament, an annual tournament that brings Northern New Mexico schools and smaller Albuquerque schools together for non-district competition.

The Tigers started out by facing Santa Fe Indian School, a District-A school, defeating them 10-0. SFIS couldn't get its footing after a quick start that saw THS scoring eight of their 10 goals in the first half. The game was called off and the Tigers awarded victory shortly into the second half.

Senior Selina Bayles led the way with five goals, followed by freshman standout Rowan Heflin with three goals. Sophomores Anabelle Caldwell and Ava Gerken each added a goal of their own. Jade Mares, a sophomore, served as goalkeeper for the Tigers, though she didn't get too much of a chance to show her skills, as SFIS recorded zero shots-on-goal.

The next day (Aug. 11), THS took on Bosque School, in what proved to be a tougher matchup. But the Tigers managed to take down the Bobcats thanks to the sophomore goal-scorers, Caldwell and Gerken. Mares stood in goal once again and this time was given the opportunity to show her stuff. Though one goal did sneak by her, she logged five saves on the day, leading to the 2-1 Tigers victory.

Game Preview: Taos (2-0) at Santa Fe Prep (0-0)

Aug. 24 | 4 p.m.

The Taos Tigers take on the Santa Fe Prep Blue Griffins on Aug. 24. The game did not have a result as of print time.

Game Preview: Taos (2-0) at Santa Fe Indian School (0-2)

Aug. 26 | 4 p.m.

The Tigers return to Santa Fe two days after their match against Santa Fe Prep for a rematch against the Santa Fe Indian School Lady Braves. THS defeated SFIS 10-0 in their first game of the season at the Sangre de Cristo Classic Tournament.

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