In the fourth week of Duke City Soccer League action, the U14 coed LAFC Celtic had another great performance that resulted in a 2-2 tie against the Albuquerque’s Boys U14 AYSO Venom.
Playing with no subs, the Celtic were able to score two goals then survive a ferocious attempt at a comeback from the Venom. The Venom are ranked above the Celtic and had beaten the Celtic twice last Fall. The Celtic had to make some significant adjustments in positions with a completely new defensive line.
Charles Hill directed the defense as the center back, with Marie Lee and Jenna Harris matching speed and skill to stagnate the opponent’s three forwards. Then Carlos Chacon provided the muscle and counter-attacks. Kaitlyn McGrane proved the adage that the best defense is a good offense as she helped maintain possession and change the point of attack with her ability to dribble and distribute the ball.
Once again, the opponent’s coach complimented the Celtic on their team work and skill, and exceptional goalie play of Jacob Majors.
Playing short-handed over Spring Break, the Boys U-16 LAFC Atomic City United lost a close 2-1 match to the Rio Rapids Revolution. The lone Los Alamos goal came when Jesse Prime was taken down in the penalty box and Danny Castano converted the penalty kick. Malcolm Carr played a strong game in goal in spite of playing the second half with a broken thumb.