In the toughest stretch of its 2012 regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team went an impressive 5-1, including five straight wins in a span of six days.
The team will be getting some well-deserved time off for the balance of this week following the capper of the stretch, a victory over the Rio Rancho Rams Wednesday night.
Los Alamos bounced back from a disastrous sequence at the start of the game, letting a goal in at the 12-minute mark, to score twice in the first half and hang on for a 2-1 victory at Sullivan Field.
The Rams would have very little success penetrating the Hilltopper back line Wednesday, but the Hilltoppers did that for them in the 12th minute, when an innocent looking through ball came between Los Alamos’ best defensive player, Stephanie Blair, and goalkeeper Bryce Theesfeld.
Blair tried to tap the ball back to Theesfeld to clear it, but the Rams’ leading scorer, Brittany Shrader, beat Theesfeld to the ball and tipped it past the goalkeeper and in.
“It was my fault,” said Blair of the error. “I just didn’t kick it hard enough...but we had to keep picking it up and do what we had to do.”
Blair would make up for it later in the half, however.