Scenes From Topper Varsity Boys And Girls Albuquerque Academy Invitational Soccer Tournament Sept. 9-11

Jaime Tarrazas takes a direct kick during their game against Piedra Vista. Photo by Nate Limback/

Tara McDonald in a footrace against a Piedra Vista defender. Photo by Nate Limback/

Westley Parker makes a big save in the game against Hobbs. Photo by Nate Limback/


The varsity boys and girls soccer teams traveled to the annual Albuquerque Academy Invitational soccer tournament Sept. 9-11.

Despite the extremely hot weather, both teams played very well, each winning two of their three matches.

The girls opened the tournament with a win against Roswell Thursday and fell to Hope Christian Friday. They went on to play Piedra Vista Saturday morning, which ended in a thrilling PK shootout won by the Toppers.

The boys lost their first game on Thursday to Hobbs, but followed it up with two commanding victories against St. Pius and Piedra Vista.

Anika Lovato heads the ball upfield. Photo by Nate Limback/

Meredith Brown makes a defensive play. Photo by Nate Limback/

Alex Livescu moves the ball downfield. Photo by Nate Limback/

Aaron Philip takes a shot on goal early in the match against Piedra Vista. Photo by Nate Limback/

Dalia Drew makes the final save in the PK shootout to seal the victory against Piedra Vista. Photo by Nate Limback/

The Varsity girls celebrate their victory over Piedra Vista. Photo by Nate Limback/