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Boys And Girls Soccer Compete In Albuquerque Tournament

on September 16, 2019 - 3:24pm

Nick Mozyrsky fends off a striker to maintain possesion. Photo by Nate Limback

Kaitlyn McGrane fights for posession mid-field. Photo by Nate Limback

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The Boys’ and Girls’ varsity soccer teams were on the road this past weekend for the Albuquerque Academy tournament, where each team played three games.

Eight girl and eight boy teams from around the state participated in the event.
The boys lost their first game Thursday to Cleveland 0-3, but came back strong Friday to dominate Farmington 4-0.

Saturday’s final game against Santa Fe Prep was an evenly matched battle, ending in a shootout. The Topper goalkeeper, Jaxson Martines, made three amazing saves in the shootout, to secure the Toppers’ win. The boys took 5th place in the tournament.

The girls started out Thursday with a loss to Piedra Vista 2-3 giving up two unanswered goals in the second half. Friday’s game was a dominating display by the Toppers, shutting out Goddard 3-0. Saturday, the girls played hard, despite a rain delay early in the first half.

However, they ultimately fell to Sandia Prep 1-3 to finish sixth in the tournament.

Aiden Semelsberger stops Santa Fe Prep’s attack at Saturday game. Photo by Nate Limback

Olivia Bell takes a shot in the first half of Saturday’s game. Photo by Nate Limback

The team celebrates after Syler Sylvester scores the final goal of the shootout to win the game for the Toppers. Photo by Nate Limback

Captain Alyssa Parker, takes a shot on goal. Parker played strong offence throughout the tournament, scoring four goals. Photo by Nate Limback

Keeper Jaxson Martines make a clutch save in the shootout to end Saturday's action packed game.Photo by Nate Limback

Kaya Krantz moves the ball past a Sandia Prep defender. Photo by Nate Limback

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