Several club soccer teams from the area returned to Duke City Soccer League action two weeks ago.
In week two action this past weekend, the girls U14 Kixx 99 picked up a season-opening win, taking a 3-0 decision over Albuquerque United.
Other local girls club teams didn’t fare quite as well in week two, however. The U13 Kixx team picked up a tie, while the U12 Hotshots fell to Farmington’s Prostar Red 3-1 and the U11 Hotshots fell 3-1 to the Rio Monsters.
The U13 club scored its goal on a chip shot over the goalkeeper by Hanna Little. A strong defensive front led by Valerie Li, Elsa Gram, Jordan Bailey, Sarah Russell and goalkeeper Robyn Hollis, along with improving midfield play by Hanna Littleton, Jenny Paige, Emalie Harris, Ashley Attencio and Jessica Cooke helped secure the tie.
In week two boys games, the U13 Lasers 2000 picked up a big 5-1 victory over the Rio Raptors.
Arthur Steinkamp scored 3 goals for the Lasers, while Andres Runde and Dean Chandler also picked up goals. Kauru Shimada had a big game in the midfield and the defense was anchored by Devin Cantua with strong play by Cameron Art, Ben Rees and Cid Rice.