Topper Boys Soccer Team Wins Season Opener

Topper Westley Parker fights his way through two Oak Grove players in the first half of Thursday’s season opener at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

Troy Makela kicks the ball past the Oak Grove goalie for the third goal of the game. Photo by John McHale/


The Topper Boys soccer team coached by Ron Blue opened its season with a win over the Oak Grove/Menual team from Albuquerque Thursday afternoon at Sullivan Field.

The Toppers had little trouble winning the contest, 8-1 as the match was all Topper’s. In spite of the score, the game was exciting to watch with lots of contact and fast action.

The Toppers next game is 11:30 a.m. Saturday against Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.

Aaron Philip and an Oak Grove player both battle for control of the loose ball in the first half. Photo by John McHale/

Jaxson Martinez makes a leaping attempt to keep the ball out of the net, but the ball was just out of his reach for the Oak Grove’s only score. Photo by John McHale/