The Girls JV Soccer team traveled to Albuquerque Academy and put the hammer down, solidly defeating them 4-1. The game started a little shaky for the Toppers who let in an early goal putting Academy in the lead 1-0. The girls rallied quickly with a great drive down the left side by Charlie Ulrich ending in a goal placed right over the keeper’s head by Olivia Bell. The score at half-time was 1-1. The Toppers were just getting started.
The second half saw the Toppers in complete control over the Chargers with 3 unanswered goals. Ona Gartz scored off a beautifully placed through ball from Jenna Harris. Tara McDonald picked a loose ball off the Charger defense and slotted it in the upper corner. Jenna Harris picked the ball up at half line, broke through the defenders, and carried it 50 yards before putting it unassisted in the back of the net.
The Topper defense has never been stronger. Katie Osburn, Aaliyah Walker, Maddie Tapia, Robin Chartrand, Andi Soto and Lily Shevitz all worked hard defensively to keep the Chargers at bay. They were anchored by Aliya Richins. Solid and consistent goal keeping was seen by Annika Fox and Tanna Hollander.
This season’s record now stands at 8-1 with the Toppers on a 7 game winning streak.