The Los Alamos boys soccer team took on V. Sue Cleveland in the first round of the Albuquerque Academy tournament on Thursday.
In the first half, Alex Csanadi scored on a penalty kick to put Los Alamos up, 1-0.
The goal proved to be the game-winner. Neither team could find the back of the net again and Los Alamos advanced to the tournament’s semifinals with the 1-nil shutout.
In the semis, Los Alamos took on the host team, Albuquerque Academy as this paper was going to press Friday afternoon.
The Chargers reached the semis by beating Hope Christian, 2-0, in the first round.
On the other side of the bracket, the defending state champs, Capital, stayed undefeated with a 3-1 victory over Centennial in its first-round match.
Farmington, meanwhile, beat Mayfield, 2-0, to set up its semifinal battle with the Jaguars.
Cleveland beat Hope Christian, 3-1, to reach the tournament’s fifth-place game Saturday.
Los Alamos improved to 5-1-1 after beating Cleveland. Cleveland, meanwhile, stayed even, 4-4-1, after coming back and beating Hope Christian’s Huskies.