´Toppers blank top-ranked Chargers Saturday

-A A +A

Girls soccer: Neal scores twice, has an assist as LA rolls to big win

By Mike Cote

A hot start to the 2011 season had some whispering that this could be the year for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team to knock off the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.
Those whispers could get considerably louder now.
The Hilltoppers, who didn’t have the greatest week coming into Saturday’s contest, losing two straight to a pair of quality opponents, picked up a huge win over their arch-rival Chargers. Forward Amy Neal scored goals in both halves and Katie Hemphill scored near the midpoint of the first half as the Hilltoppers shut out the Chargers, 3-0.
Academy went into Saturday’s contest at Sullivan Field as the No. 1 ranked team in the state. It is also the three-time defending Class 4A champions, victimizing Los Alamos in each of the last three state championship games.
Saturday’s victory was the second of the season for the Hilltoppers over the Chargers — they also faced off a week earlier, with Los Alamos taking a 2-1 overtime victory.
“It feels really good. We know we can beat them,” said Neal, who earned an assist on Hemphill’s 17-minute goal, which put Los Alamos up 2-0. “We’re better than them when we try to be.”

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday