Toppers Girls Soccer Places Second At State Playoffs

The Los Alamos Topper Girls soccer team places second Thursday at the State Championship playoffs at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex. The Toppers lost the title to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 2-1. These two teams have met at the State Championship game many times in the past and this was the Chargers year to win. The game went into two overtimes and in the last minute of the last overtime, Eliza Mariner found the net for the Chargers win. Both teams played their best game with strong defense by both. The game was an action-packed, clean game. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom

Katie Hopkins and a Charger battle for the ball in the second half near the Charger goal. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom

Alyssa Parker makes a run at the goal in the second half. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom

Alex Hailey tries to get the ball past the Charger goalie, but not this time. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom

Kaitlyn McGrane passes the ball toward the Charger net in the second half. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom

Anna Lemke gathers in a Charger shot. She had 12 saves for the game. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom

Anna Matuszak tries to get the ball before the goalie but not this time. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom

Alex Hailey scored the lone Topper goal with this open net kick in the second half to tie the score. Photo by John McHale/dailypostcom

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