Boys soccer gets 10 seed, girls are 2

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By Mike Cote

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team will be on the road in the first round of the state Class 4A tournament.

The New Mexico Activities Association released its boys and girls soccer playoff brackets today. The Hilltopper girls were seeded No. 2 in the 4A tournament and won't play until the quarterfinal round Nov. 3.

Los Alamos' boys picked up a No. 10 seed and will play at No. 7 Piedra Vista in the first round. That game is tentatively scheduled for Saturday. No time has been announced.

In the boys draw, Capital, the Hilltoppers' District 2-4A rival, which wrenched the district title away from the Hilltoppers this season, surprised some by cracking the top four.

In doing so, fourth-seeded Capital will have a bye to the second round.

Not surprisingly, the top seed went to Belen. St. Pius X earned the No. 2 seed and Farmington is No. 3.

In the girls bracket, Los Alamos will await Saturday's winner between Piedra Vista - also the No. 7 girls seed - and 10th-seeded Del Norte.

St. Pius, which topped Los Alamos 2-0 earlier this month, was awarded the No. 1 seed. Albuquerque Academy, the three-time defending 4A champion, was seeded third and Farmington earned the fourth seed.

A complete look at the Class 4A boys and girls soccer brackets will be in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.