Sienna Ahlers lines up for the shot in the second half of the team’s final home.game Oct. 8. Photo by Niccolo Snyder
By NICCOLO SNYDER
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos Girl Varsity Soccer team started off their last home game Oct. 8 with a bang.
Even before the game, the team bonded when the seniors were treated with a dedication ceremony as their jersey numbers were embedded into the field’s fence. The seniors had a reputation to unload in their farewell performance against the Santa Fe Capital Jaguars.
The Toppers came out roaring by making a goal in the first 30 seconds. Abby Schmalz scored the first of many, all leading to a topper onslaught of six goals in the first half. Schmalz ended it with her heroic hat-trick. Another notable first half goal was the fifth scored by Sophie Wood when she lined up for a free kick and smacked down an absolute banger of a goal from almost half way. Alix Hailey contributed the other two goals.
Moving onto the second half the Capital girls felt terror strike yet again with two injuries, including their goal keeper. The injuries allowed the toppers to take the game 10-0, a mercy rule. Katie Hopkins, Sienna Ahlers and Kayla Parker were all to thank for scoring the final four goals.
After the game, Schmalz spoke about her three goal performance. “We came out hard and this was good preparation for the next game,” she said.
Hopefully they can carry their momentum into the next district game.
A final salute to this year’s seniors: Abby Schmalz, Sophie Wood, Sienna Ahlers, Kayla Parker, Maria Sandoval, Kenidee Hatler and Claire Ticknor.