The stage was set on Sept. 14 for a pair of Tiger road victories, but after the team buses broke down, the players had no way of getting there.
The volleyball team, on a solid two-game win streak, was heading south to Belen to face off against a frisky Belen Eagles team. The THS boys soccer team was heading in the opposite direction, up to Alamosa, looking to improve to a 3-3 record against the neighboring Mean Moose. But when game time came, the court in Belen sat empty (and not from COVID), and the pitch in Alamosa was silent.
In the late afternoon, the buses stopped running, causing cancellations of both THS games, according to Raul Cavaller, head coach of the boys soccer team. "Today's game in Alamosa was canceled since there was an issue with the school buses. The volleyball team also couldn't travel," he told the Taos News by email.
The cause of the breakdowns has not been determined as of press time.
The soccer game is an official cancelation. No word yet on whether the volleyball game will be canceled completely or rescheduled. Look for more details on taosnews.com.
The boys soccer team's next game is tonight (Sept. 16) at 6 p.m. in Santa Fe against St. Michael's. The volleyball team looks to improve to 3-0 against Raton, at home on Tuesday (Sept. 21).