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Several club soccer teams from the area returned to Duke City Soccer League action two weeks ago.
In week two action this past weekend, the girls U14 Kixx 99 picked up a season-opening win, taking a 3-0 decision over Albuquerque United.
Other local girls club teams didn’t fare quite as well in week two, however. The U13 Kixx team picked up a tie, while the U12 Hotshots fell to Farmington’s Prostar Red 3-1 and the U11 Hotshots fell 3-1 to the Rio Monsters.
The U13 club scored its goal on a chip shot over the goalkeeper by Hanna Little. A strong defensive front led by Valerie Li, Elsa Gram, Jordan Bailey, Sarah Russell and goalkeeper Robyn Hollis, along with improving midfield play by Hanna Littleton, Jenny Paige, Emalie Harris, Ashley Attencio and Jessica Cooke helped secure the tie.
In week two boys games, the U13 Lasers 2000 picked up a big 5-1 victory over the Rio Raptors.
Arthur Steinkamp scored 3 goals for the Lasers, while Andres Runde and Dean Chandler also picked up goals. Kauru Shimada had a big game in the midfield and the defense was anchored by Devin Cantua with strong play by Cameron Art, Ben Rees and Cid Rice.
Also last weekend, the U12 Atomic City FC fell 5-1 to a team from Phoenix. Jesse Prime scored the lone goal for Atomic City. Adam Listwan, Cade Cummins and Derek Kober played well for Atomic City, along with Wyatt Watson in midfield and Jon-Thomas Stewart in goal.
The U12 Celtics blasted the Titans NM Black 7-0. Thomas Chadwick and Gabriel Holesinger both had two goals for the Celtics, while Jacob Castille, Joseph Cook and Sam Crooks scored one each.
Outstanding defensive and mid-field play by Jared Carnes, Jacob Castille, Jaryn Newmann and Sam Menefee preserved the shutout victory.
The U11 Celtics earned their second win of the season, taking a 2-1 decision over the Rio Gunners.
Everette Lash scored a first half goal for the U11 Celtics, while Logan Bishop had a goal in the second half. A good showing in the team’s midfield helped set up the scoring opportunities.
The U11 Celtic defensive effort was led by goalkeeper Jakob Majors.
In non-DCSL action, the U10 Los Alamos Football Club team rallied to tie the Northern team 4-4 after falling behind 4-2 at halftime. Filippo Delzano had a hat trick and Max Berndt earned the other LAFC goal.
Week 1 results
In DCSL opening weekend, the girls U11 Hotshots were nipped by the AYSO Challenge, 2-1, while the U12 Hotshots dropped a tight 2-1 game to the Corrales Chaos and the U12 Kixx team fell to Northern Inferno.
In boys action, the U13 Lasers lost to the U14 Guadalajara Nitro and the U12 Celtics were topped by a late goal in a 3-2 loss against the NM Rush Bears.
U12 Atomic City won its first game, blasting the NM Rush Azuri 8-2. Scoring for Atomic City were Christopher Koh, Wyatt Watson, Dima Tretiak, Adam Listwan and Devin Simpson.
The U11 Celtics picked up a 4-1 win over the Corrales Cyclones. Everette Lash headed in a crossing pass from Aidan Semelsberger to break the scoreless tie. The defensive effort was led by Tanner Peterson.