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In the second week of Duke City Soccer League action, the U12 girls Hotshots had a huge win, posting a 5-0 victory over the Hot Tamales.
Teamwork was the name of the game for the Hotshots, with four different girls scoring the five goals — Anna Lemke, Amy Littleton, Alix Haley and Leah Wolfsberg.
Alissia Hagenstadt was the big playmaker, using her speed and agility to create opportunities and assist on 3 of the 5 goals.
Gloria Torres and Wolfsberg, as goalkeepers, led the Hotshots to their first shutout this season.
Also last week, the U14 girls Kixx 99 battled the NM Sting to a 0-0 tie.
In boys competition, the U12 LAFC Celtics posted a solid 2-1 win over the Alameda SC Villa Real Lobos.
The Celtics played an outstanding game on defense with Jared Carnes, Donovan Atencio and Jack Vandenkieboom shutting down a strong Alameda offense.
Offensively, Jacob Castille and Gabriel Holesinger each scored a goal for the Celtics in the win.
The U12 LAFC Atomic City 2001 dropped the NM Rush Azuri 5-2 to notch its first win of the season.
The U13 Lasers 2000 played two games, beating the Rio Aztecs 4-0 in the first game and blanking the U14 Rio Reapers 1-0 in the second game.
Against the Aztecs, Cid Rice, Arthur Steinkamp, Andres Runde each scored for the Lasers, who were also the beneficiaries of an own goal off a cross by Christopher Blue.
Against the Rio Reapers, Runde had the lone goal.
Defensively, team play was excellent in posting the two shutouts. Goalkeepers Alex Bullock and Devin Cantua had big showings along with defenders Ben Rees and Cameron Art.
In third week action, the U17 Lasers 96/97 battled with undefeated Guadalajara, but Guadalajara proved to be too tough, although the Lasers hung with it for most of the game.
Guadalajara won the contest 6-2.
The Lasers went up 1-0 midway through the first half, after a 30-yard free kick by Matt Ticknor in the upper right corner.
In the second half, after Guadalajara scored two goals to go up 2-1, Jonmichael Weaver used a nifty move to beat the defender along the line and his cross was finished by William Steinkamp to even the score.
Logan Caspersen played outstanding defense throughout the match, but three penalty kicks and Guadalajara’s 30 yard blasts were too much to overcome.