Topper goaltender Jaxson Martines receives a point-blank shot and makes the save. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Filippo Delzanno and Danny Ross battle for control of the ball. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Westley Parker heads the ball downfield over Case Manifold. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos High School Topper Boys Soccer Team ended their season with a loss to Albuquerque Academy 1-2 in the Semifinal State Playoff Game Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.
The Academy Chargers have a very strong program and have always been a challenge for the Toppers in State competitions.
The two teams have played each other for the championship on several occasions, with the Chargers winning most of the contests.
The teams played to a scoreless first half, then the Chargers scored early in the second half.
The Toppers scored a goal to tie the game midway in the second half, followed by another Chargers goal to win the game.
Jaxson Martines deflects the ball and saves another goal attempt. Jaxson played very well and only allowed two Charger goals. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Alex Livescu kicks the ball over the Charger goalkeeper’s head for the Toppers only goal. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com