- Special Sections
- Public Notices
The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team played even with the Sandia Matadors for virtually the entire way Thursday afternoon.
But with time winding down in regulation, Sandia’s Jassara Baca scored on a corner kick to give the Matadors a 1-0 victory in Albuquerque.
The corner kick came in low and got lost in front of the goal before Baca got it into the net.
“One little mistake on defense and we lost the game,” Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek said. “That was the difference. We played well for 80 minutes except for those last few seconds.”
Sandia (7-3), a respected Class 5A program, kept Hilltopper goalkeeper Kaitlin Lemke busy much of the afternoon, taking 12 shots-on-goal. Lemke was up to the challenge, making 11 saves before the Matadors broke through with the final goal.
Thursday’s contest was a nondistrict tilt for the Hilltoppers (3-8), who opened 2-4A play the day before with a 10-0 win over Bernalillo, picking up that win in about 60 minutes of play.
Against Sandia, however, Los Alamos managed just thee shots-on-goal, all of which were picked up by Sara Gold, who earned the shutout.
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.
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.