But Ruidoso boys soccer coach Aaron Romero said his team actually did pretty well, considering they were playing the defending Class 1A/3A runner-up from last year.
“I was displeased at losing, but in the end, we did some things well,” Romero said of the 3-0 loss to the Rams. “Our biggest problem was getting the ball in the back of the net.”
Ram forwards Ramon Tarango and Tyler Kangas each scored for Portales, while Portales goal keeper made eight saves in the contest.
Ruidoso (0-1) will be at home for its next two matches – against Goddard on Tuesday at White Mountain Athletic Complex, and versus Artesia at Horton Stadium.
Both are tough Class 4A opponents, and the Warriors can compete. But Romero said that’s not enough.
“I want to see improvement throughout the year, and especially in these next two games, I want a chance to win,” Romero said. “Being competitive isn’t good enough, I want to win some games.”