Topper Boys Soccer Wins At Taos – Heads To Semifinals

The Topper Boys Soccer Team crosses the field to share their 2-1 victory over the Tigers with the fans on the very windy and dusty day Tuesday in Taos. Photo by John McHale/

Jaime Terrazas was the hero of the day by scoring both goals. Photo by John McHale/

Jaxson Martines makes a save. He showed outstanding goaltending and many critical saves to hold the Tigers to one goal. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos High School Topper Boys Soccer Team traveled to Taos Tuesday afternoon to play the Taos Tigers in a post season game on the journey to the State Championship.

The Tigers were the favorite as they won the prior two regular season games against the Toppers.

The Tigers played most of the game in front of the Toppers’ net, but the Toppers defense was able to keep them out of good shooting position with the help of an outstanding performance by Topper goaltender Jaxson Martines. Martines made many critical saves and held the Tigers to only one goal.

The Toppers scored two goals to win the contest 2-1 and progress to the State semifinals.

The next game is 5 p.m. today at Albuquerque Academy.

Abera Hettinga and Alex Waggoner battle for control of the ball near the Tigers’ goal. Photo by John McHale/

Alex Livescu makes a run at the Tigers’ goal and gets tangled up with Tiger goalie Milo Collignon. Photo by John McHale/