Topper Boys Soccer Enters State Championships

The Topper Boys Soccer team prepares to play the quarter final game Wednesday at the State Soccer Championships at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex in Bernalillo. Their first game was played against the Chaparral Lobos, the #4 ranked team in the tournament. The Toppers entered the tournament ranked #5. The two teams met at the State Tournament two years ago and the Lobos beat the Toppers eliminating them from the tournament. This game was very competitive from start to finish with the Toppers emerging the winner 1-0. The Toppers progressed  to Thursday’s semifinals. Photo by John McHale/

Dakota Duran scored the lone goal in the first half taking the Toppers to the 1-0 win. Photo by John McHale/

The Topper girls soccer team prepares to play their first game at the State Soccer Tournament. They will meet the Aztec Tigers, a team they played earlier this year and beat quite easily and this matchup went the same way with the Toppers winning 4-0. The Toppers progressed to Thursday’s quarterfield game. Photo by John McHale/

Alex Hailey scored two goals for the match. Photo by John McHale/