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Girls’ Soccer Teamwork Counts

Kelly Collins | Staff Writer

LCHS varsity girls taking a picture after the final game against Cibola. Looking happy, their friendship and teamwork carried the season. Photo courtesy of Lexie Keller.

LCHS varsity girls taking a picture after the final game against Cibola. Looking happy, their friendship and teamwork carried the season. Photo courtesy of Lexie Keller.

The La Cueva girls’ soccer team won 5-0 against Eldorado on October 18th.  This win sealed their place in the State tournament.  A former player on the team Brooke Crowley said, “I’m glad that La Cueva won because I used to be a part of the team, and I want them to do good.”

Junior Lexie Keller said, “I think that if we come together as a team and play to our potential, then we have a good shot at winning state, but it is important to stay humble.”

Receiving a bye in the first round gave the lady bears another day to prepare to meet Sandia in the second round on November 3rd.  They won that game 2-1 which propelled them into the semi-final game against Eldorado.

Lexie recalls the winning shot in their last October matchup. “It was nerve racking to take the free kick, but I remained confident and composed.” This could be the attitude that would help the bears win 1-0 in their semi-final game on November 4th.

This year, La Cueva has won 15 games against other schools.  Maybe it’s because of their experience.  21 of 25 players on the varsity team are juniors and seniors.  However, experience wasn’t enough.  La Cueva stayed humble, but humble doesn’t win State titles. Girls soccer ended their season against Cibola 0-1 on November 5th.

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