SANTA FE — The Hilltopper girls scored a 5-0 shutout against Capital in both team’s District 2-5A openers on Tuesday.
“That was a much better outcome (than our last couple of games),” Los Alamos girls head coach Gary Ahlers said. “Playing healthy really makes a difference.”
With the win, Los Alamos took control of its destiny in the district. Del Norte is also 1-0 in the district after beating Bernalillo, 1-0. The Knights, however, are just 2-8-1 overall while Bernalillo (0-7-2) is still looking for its first win.
Los Alamos is now 4-5-1 overall and 1-0 in District 2-5A.
Capital beat Desert Academy the day after losing to Los Alamos, 4-0, to move to 5-5-1, 0-1.
On Tuesday, Los Alamos scored in the first minute of the game to set the tone right away.
Jordan Henson played a long through ball and Sienna Ahlers chased it down, shot and scored to put Los Alamos up, 1-0, just 16 seconds into the contest.
“We were really clicking on the field,” Henson said.
Katie Hopkins scored Los Alamos’ next goal. Abby Schmalz centered the ball and Hopkins knocked it in on a one-timer.
Four minutes later, in the 36th minute, Henson put Los Alamos up, 3-0, with a long goal from the left flank.