Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Abbi Barthel, Alannah Gomez hungry for more wins

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Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Abbi Barthel, Alannah Gomez hungry for more wins

Bobcats celebrate historic victory
Ignacio’s Abbi Barthel has been able to get past defenses to score goals, and none bigger than last Saturday when she slipped past Center to score one of two Bobcat goals in a 2-1 road win, the team’s first win since 2012.
Ignacio High School’s Alannah Gomez celebrates her goal against Center High School on Saturday afternoon at Center. The Bobcats won for the first time since 2012.
Not even asthma could keep Abbi Barthel off the field for Ignacio in the team’s first win since 2012. “I almost called for a sub with eight minutes left because I have asthma, so I could hardly breathe,” Barthel said. “I initially called for a sub, but then I thought that this was the time to push it and this is the time where your team needs you the most.”

Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Abbi Barthel, Alannah Gomez hungry for more wins

Ignacio’s Abbi Barthel has been able to get past defenses to score goals, and none bigger than last Saturday when she slipped past Center to score one of two Bobcat goals in a 2-1 road win, the team’s first win since 2012.
Ignacio High School’s Alannah Gomez celebrates her goal against Center High School on Saturday afternoon at Center. The Bobcats won for the first time since 2012.
Not even asthma could keep Abbi Barthel off the field for Ignacio in the team’s first win since 2012. “I almost called for a sub with eight minutes left because I have asthma, so I could hardly breathe,” Barthel said. “I initially called for a sub, but then I thought that this was the time to push it and this is the time where your team needs you the most.”
Behind the scenes with Alannah Gomez

What is your favorite movie?: I’d have to say The “Twilight” series.

What is your favorite song?: “My Demons” by Starset

What is your dream car?: A lime green Lamborghini.

What do you like to eat before a game?: I eat something protein-based like meat and add some almonds.

What is your favorite local restaurant?: Tequilas Family Mexican Restaurant

What was your favorite childhood book?: Dr. Seuss books.

If you could have any superpower, what would you pick and why?: Mind reading. It’d be great to know what others are thinking.

What is your favorite local outdoor activity?: I like to go hunting up by Purgatory.

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?: I’d definitely want to travel Europe.

What teacher has had the biggest impact on you?: Miss (Deb) Otten. She was my third grade teacher at Ignacio Elementary School.

Do you have a role model?: My mom. She always inspires me to do my best and work hard.

Behind the scenes with Abbi Barthel

What is your favorite movie?: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”

What is your favorite genre of music?: I love country music.

What is your dream car?: A Ford diesel truck

What do you like to eat before a game?: I eat anything carb-loaded, like pasta.

If you could pick any superpower, what would it be and why?: The ability to teleport because I don’t have my license yet and I just want to get to places.

What is your favorite local outdoor activity?: I love fishing at Navajo Lake.

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?: Sydney, Australia

What teacher has had the biggest impact on you?: Jennifer Moore. She was my math teacher and basketball coach at Ignacio Middle School.

Do you have a role model?: My parents. They’ve never stopped supporting me, and they’ve both been through a lot and have been together for 20 years now.

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