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LOCAL 10-1-21 Cavegirl soccer vs RoswellDistrict 4A soccer race takes a sharp turnCavegirls hope to rebound vs CoyotesNo matter how smooth the highway may be, sooner or later, you're going to hit a bump in the road. On Tuesday, in Clovis, the previously unbeaten Cavegirls hit a bump. After reeling off 14 straight soccer wins this season the Class 5A second ranked Cavegirls finallycame up a little bit short, falling 2-1 in double over-time to the 9th ranked Clovis Wildcats (11-1-1).Tuesday's loss was especially tough for the Cavegirls to absorb, it was their District 4A opener. Game stats were unavailable by Tuesday night's Local deadline.On Saturday (Oct. 2), at Ralph Bowyer Cavemen Stadium, the Cavegirls hope to rebound from their conference loss to Clovis with a victory over the Roswell Coyotes. Game time for the event is set for 1 p.m.The Coyotes, ranked 16th this week by MaxPreps, will enter the contest flying high following their 3-2 victory over the 4th ranked Hobbs Eagles (11-1-1), also previously unbeaten, on Tuesday.Following their game with the Coyotes the Cavegirls, hoping to thee-peat this year as District 4A champions, won't get much of a break.On Tuesday, Oct. 5, they'll hit the road once again to take on the Hobbs Eagles. Play is set to get underway at 6 p.m.It's been a while since the race for the District 4A crown has been so intense. Who would have thought, that after this season's first round of conference games, the Clovis Wildcats and Roswell Coyotes would both be sitting on top.Bounce back Cavegirls! The second season has just begun.Cavemen drop a close one to ClovisAfter sputtering through a 3-11 non-conference start, as they tried to put the pieces of a young and inexperienced team together, the Cavemen opened up District 4A play with a close 2-1 loss to the Clovis Wildcats on Tuesday night, in Carlsbad.

Although disappointing the Cavemen did have their opportunities, a scenario that has haunted them for the past several weeks. "Dropping our district opener was difficult for our kids," said Cavemen head coach Aaron Guevara. "They put up a lot of very good shots and were ahead 1-0 atthe half. With a little luck they could have easily been up 4-0.""But Clovis' goal keeper made some amazing saves," he said. "So it was kind of a tough pill for our kids to swallow. They played well enough to get the win. But again, we just couldn't get the ball in the net enough."Scoring for the Cavemen was Manny Florez.The Cavemen will get another opportunity to break into the district win column on Saturday, Oct. 2, against the 8-5-1 Roswell Coyotes. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in Roswell."We've already played them once this year, with a similar ending," said Guevara. "Up 1-0 at the half we couldn't hold on to the lead during the second period. Roswell won that one 3-1. Hopefully this time we can play with them for both halves. If our kids can do that I think they'll have a good shot at getting their first district win of the season."The 13thranked Coyotes opened up their drive for a District 4A title with a 3-1 victory over the 4thranked Hobbs Eagles (10-4) on Tuesday.So far, for the Cavemen, the 2021 soccer season has been filled with both disappointment and frustration. But through it all Guevara's team keeps showing up ready to play and has shown no signs of giving up."These kids do have a lot of heart and because of it they are getting better. If they just keep working hard eventually good things are going to happen," said the coach. "But, during our 3-12 season, they've become a team. They don't know how to quit and I’m proud of every one of them."On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Cavemen will entertain the Hobbs Eagles. Game time is set for 6 p.m

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