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It took the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team just three minutes longer than the minimum amount of time to close out the Moriarty Pintos Thursday.
Los Alamos scored three goals in about 45 seconds and added a fourth goal another 45 seconds after that en route to a 10-0 victory against the Pintos at Sullivan Field.
It was the first win of the season for the Hilltoppers (1-2), whose offense blew through the inexperienced and undermanned Moriarty defense at will in the latter part of the first half and into the second half.
Both Los Alamos forward Catie McDonald and midfielder Meghan McDonald earned hat tricks Thursday, their first goals of the season. Catie McDonald, who actually finished with four goals and two assists, scored the first two Los Alamos goals of the contest, the first coming 19 seconds into the game and the second in the 12th minute, while Meghan McDonald scored in the 36th, 37th and 42nd to go along with a pair of assists herself.
Moriarty (0-3) is off to a rough start this season and that was compounded Thursday by the fact it had just 11 players available for its game with Los Alamos. Despite solid efforts by sophomore Elizabeth Robinson and goalkeeper Sierra Stacy, who made a whopping 11 saves in the first half alone, the Pintos just didn’t have the horses to hang with the Hilltoppers.
Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said the effort by his team at the beginning of the game certainly didn’t impress him.
“The thing is, we had so many 1-on-1 chances,” he said. “We need to do better than putting 20 percent of those in. We need to make more like 50 percent of those in.”
Nevertheless, Los Alamos was able to find the goal, something it had done only once in its previous two outings to start 2013.
Also scoring for the Hilltoppers were Charlotte Leonard in the 13th minute, her second goal of the year, along with Julia Haagenstad (35th minute) and Kristin Funsten (35th minute). Sarah Criscuolo had a big tally of four assists, while Haagestad and Chandler Art picked up one assist each.