Chargers outlast Toppers in second half Thursday

-A A +A
By Mike Cote

SANTA ANA PUEBLO — In Thursday’s Class AAAA state boys soccer semifinal, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys made almost every shot count.Unfortunately for the Hilltoppers there wasn’t enough of them.Los Alamos got off only three shots in Thursday’s semifinal against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, but two of them found their way into the onion bag in the first half, as the ’Toppers held a 2-1 edge going into the halftime break.But it would be the Chargers supplying all the offense in the second half Thursday, scoring a pair of goals in the latter part of the bottom half to win 3-2 and advance to today’s Class AAAA final.The semifinal was played at the Farmers Insurance Soccer Complex, just east of Bernalillo.Academy will see a familiar face in the final, St. Pius X, which plays in the same 5AAAA district as the Chargers. St. Pius, the odds-on favorite to win its sixth straight state title, beat up on Farmington 3-0 to advance to the championship. The title game is set for 7:30 p.m.“Obviously, they got the upper hand,” Hilltopper striker Ryota Shimada said following the loss, which ended Los Alamos’ 2007 season.

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