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The visiting Volcano Vista Hawks scored a pair of goals in the second half Tuesday to down the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team 3-1 Wednesday.
The No. 5 ranked Hawks got goals from three different scorers to pick up the victory at Sullivan Field. The Hilltoppers had won two straight contests, including one of their best games of the 2012 season Saturday hosting the Santa Fe Demons.
Los Alamos scored in the first half against Volcano Vista, with Ryan Maestas, who had a hat trick Saturday, picking up the goal off an assist from Alexi Ortega.
But Volcano Vista, one of the top offenses in Class 5A, picked up the two unanswered second half goals to take the contest. Alec Cravens, CJ Slough and Teriq Canales all earned goals for Volcano Vista (10-2), which won for the fourth time in five outings.
For Los Alamos (8-6), Tyler Mullen played 60 minutes in goal, finishing with six saves, while Christopher Parker had two saves in 20 minutes in goal.
Tuesday’s game for Los Alamos was one of two this week against a Class 5A opponent. Friday, Los Alamos will travel to Sandia (6-5), which has traditionally among the toughest programs in the state, but is currently ranked 17th in the state.
The following day, however, the Hilltoppers will have one of the most important games of their 2012 season, a date with defending District 2-4A champion Capital.
At 8-2, the Jaguars have had a good season up to this point, but have also played a much softer schedule than have the Hilltoppers.