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Boys U14 win, U11 split in youth soccer action

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In Duke City Soccer League action at the New Mexico State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Boys U14 LAFC Lasers played Real Azteca with only 13 players and were able to pull out a 2-1 win.
The Lasers played with the wind in the first half and were able to score two goals, both by Aaron Philip, a new player on the team this year.
In the second half, the Lasers played against the wind and found it difficult to move the ball up the field.
With solid defense and excellent goalkeeping by Daniel Chertkov, Real Azteca only scored one goal. The Lasers move to 2-1 on the season.
The boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers lost 5-4 to the NM Rush Blue, and beat the Clovis White 8-3.
Against the Rush, the Lasers went down early 4-1, but battled back, narrowly losing 5-4.
Dhruv Thulasidasan scored two medium range goals, while Brendan French and Taelin Stanfield had one apiece.
In the team’s second match, the Lasers controlled the game against Clovis from the start, going up 3-0 in the first 20 minutes.
James Ito was player of the match with two goals and two assists. Other goal scorers included Hayden Watkins, French, Sammy Brown-Salazar, Stanfield and Liam Cunningham.
Linnhtet Htoon and Michael Witkowski had strong games defensively, interrupting many of the Clovis attacks, while Quinn Zobay made his first start as goalie and made a number of nice saves.