ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos' girls and boys soccer teams both scored wins in the Class 5A state quarterfinals Thursday.
The No. 5 seeded girls got the ball rolling in the morning, beating No. 4 Aztec 2-1 in overtime.
The No. 3 Hilltopper boys then shut out No. 6 St. Pius X, 3-0, in the afternoon.
The Hilltopper girls will now take on No. 1 Farmington at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the semis.
Los Alamos' boys will square off with No. 2 Roswell at 2 p.m. Friday.
The girls got off to a slow start Thursday against Aztec. Aztec took its first shot less than 20 seconds into the game, made Anna Lemke dive to make a save in the fifth minute and took a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute.
"i think because it was our first game at state, it made us panic," Jordan Henson said.
"In the first half, our nerves overwhelmed us," Charlotte Leonard said.
The 'Toppers, however, were able to weather the storm and they only went into halftime down one.
In the second half, Los Alamos tied it up right away. In the the 43rd minute, Sienna Ahlers took a pass from Abby Schmalz and, with multiple defenders around her, kicked a hard shot into the net.