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The Duke City Soccer League is back in full swing for Los Alamos Football Club boys and girls teams.
Among the teams competing in the DCSL are the Juventus Kings, an U11 boys club team.
After getting off to a slow start this fall season, leaving them winless after two games, the Juventus Kings earned a pair of victories.
The Kings blanked the Albuquerque United Football Club 8-0 for one win and doubled-up FC Northern 4-2 for the other.
Against Albuquerque United, Filippo Delzanno had a huge outing with four goals and an assist. Additional goals were delivered by
Shaun Newman, Sam Bond and Devin Atencio.
Against FC Northern, Atencio and Sammy Castille scored the first two goals for the Juventus Kings, but Northern came back to tie the game at 2-2 late in the 2nd half.
Castille then fired in two goals in rapid succession, the second coming on a breakaway down the right side of the field, with his kick arcing across the field and bouncing into the goal off the far post.
The defense was led by Max Berndt and Sam Cirigliano, with strong goalkeeping from Jaxson Martines and Noah Lyons.
Also for the LAFC, the U13 boys Atomic City Football Club went 1-2. It opened its season with a 2-0 win over longtime rival, the Rio SC Bears.
Adam Listwan opened the scoring in the first half off an assist from Jared Carnes. Gabe Holesinger scored in the second half assisted by Listwan.
The shutout effort on the back side was led by Jack Vandenkieboom in goal and strong defense from Jacob Castille, Donovan Atencio and Jaryn Newman.
In its next game, however, Atomic City FC fell 4-1 to the AYSO Thunder.
Wyatt Watson scored a late first half goal, assisted by Sam Menefee, to bring ACFC to within one.
Strong defense from Valerie Li, Shawn Stokes, and Derek Kober kept the game close until the Thunder pulled away in the second half.
In its third game, the ACFC lost a heartbreaker 1-0 to the Rio Aztecs, despite dominating possession throughout.
Strong defense from Jared Carnes, Devin Simpson, as well as Atencio, Watson and Newman kept the Aztecs scoreless until very late in the game.
Christopher Koh led the offensive effort with good scoring chances earned by Dima Tretiak and Jesse Prime.
In a local contest, the boys U10 LA United Hotshots tied the U11 LAFC boys tournament team 6-6 in a wild, back-and-forth game. Down 4-2 at halftime, the Hotshots rallied, getting excellent production and support from Westley Parker and Jon Art in midfield and striker Wesley Stanfield.
Their combined efforts helped the Hotshots take a 6-5 lead with just a few minutes left in regulation.
The U11 team was able to score late to tie the game.
The Hotshots’ best goal of the contest came when Parker drew most of the defenders to the right corner, crossed the ball over all of them, including the goalkeeper, to a wide open Art who placed the ball into the open goal.
Other goals were two Parker boomers from long-range into the top of the goal, and two by Stanfield working against multiple defenders.