Topper Varsity Girls Soccer Smokes Rockets 3-0

Alyssa Parker slides into the goal for a scoring attempt. Photo by Nate Limback

Kaya Krantz takes a shot on goal. Photo by Nate Limback


The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Varsity Girls Soccer Team kicked off the 4A State tournament against Roswell’s Goddard High School Rockets Saturday afternoon at Sullivan Field.

The Toppers were determined to make a statement before heading to Bernalillo next week, beating the Rockets 3-0.

Tara McDonald found the back of the net first to break the tie midway through the first half. Alyssa Parker and Kaitlyn McGrane also scored goals in the Toppers victory.

The Toppers face Aztec in the quarter-finals Wednesday afternoon at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.  

Tara McDonald chases down a Rockets defender for an offensive play. Photo by Nate Limback

Olivia Bell fights for the ball. Photo by Nate Limback

The Toppers celebrate after Tara McDonald scores the first goal of the game. Photo by Nate Limback