Break out the calculators.
After scoring two quick goals in the first half, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was able to withstand a barrage of shots from the Capital Jaguars Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan Field.
Los Alamos forward Collin Stone knocked in a pair of goals, one in the seventh minute and the other in the 19th minute, to give Los Alamos a quick 2-0 edge in a huge District 2-4A game.
Capital dominated play for the rest of the game, but would only come up with one goal as the Hilltoppers earned a 2-1 victory.
With the Hilltoppers’ win, they are now statistically knotted up with the Jaguars at the top of the district standings. Now, the Hilltoppers must await the outcome of the Capital-Santa Fe season finale Saturday to see if they or the Jaguars pick up this year’s district crown.
Stone said his team knew going into Tuesday’s contest it would be a knock-down, drag-out battle, as it almost invariably is when the Hilltoppers (10-10 overall, 5-1 in 2-4A) and Jaguars square off.
“Mostly, they’re good at possessing the ball up top,” said Stone of the Jaguars. “The best defense is a good offense. That’s what they were going for.”