The first week of games started in the top league in the state – the Duke City Soccer League – this past weekend for the Los Alamos Football Club boys and girls teams.
In the Under-16 boys Premiere bracket, the 3rd-ranked LAFC Atomic City United defeated the 4th-ranked NM Rush Nero from Albuquerque 2-1 in a tight match.
In the U14 boys Challenge 2 bracket, the co-ed LAFC Celtics tied the Santa Fe NM Rush Blue 3-3 in a hard-fought game.
In U13 boys action, the LAFC Juventus Kings lost a close one 2-1 to the NM Rush Cinza.
The U12 boys LAFC Galaxy played a challenge match and won 2-0 against the Rio Rapids Bandits to move up into the Challenge 1 bracket.
The LAFC boys U11 team, the Green Pumas, had a rough go and lost 5-1 to the Rio Rapids Fuerte.
The girls U12 Lightning played tough defense, but were not able to score, losing 2-0 to the NM Sting Wildcats.