The Los Alamos girl’s soccer team was glad to be back home where it could play its style of game.
The advantage of playing in Sullivan Field’s turf was evident for the Hilltoppers in their 3-0 victory against Bosque School on Tuesday.
“It gave the girls a big boost (playing at home),” Los Alamos coach Gary Ahlers said. “They put the weekend and the Aztec game behind them and concentrated on this game.”
It took a last-minute effort for Los Alamos to dispatch Bosque last weekend in Aztec. But, playing at home allowed the Hilltoppers to up the tempo and come away with a larger margin of victory on Tuesday.
“The girls played well. I was proud of what they did,” Ahlers said.
Los Alamos senior forward Sienna Ahlers provided the majority of attacking opportunities, while tallying two goals and a game-high seven shots on goal. Ahlers has scored a team-high four goals on the season.
Valerie Li added a goal, while Abby Schmalz, Kenidee Hatier and Katie Hopkins tallied an assist on Tuesday.
“I was able to use my entire bench and the outcome ended being great,” Ahlers said.
The Hilltoppers will travel to St. Pius next Tuesday for a rematch of last year’s Class 5A state championship, where the Sartans defeated Los Alamos 1-0.