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Post by Carlos Montoya
08 September 2014
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Rio Rancho High School’s varsity girls soccer team edged La Cueva 2-1 Friday evening at the APS soccer complex to win the APS Metro Championships title. The last “Year of the Ram” was in 2007, when the Rams won the Class 5A title.

Lexi Nutter scored twice, both on long free kicks in the first half, and the Rams (7-0), off to their best start in school history, held on for the win. Cassie Boren tallied the Bears’ goal, which came with less than 18 minutes to play against sophomore ‘keeper Sara Wilmot, who’d also allowed a late goal to Cleveland in the Rams’ 2-1 semifinal win Wednesday.

La Cueva got to the championship game out of pool play and beat its District 2-5A rival and last year’s 5A champ, Eldorado, 2-1. The Rams also beat one of their district foes (in 1-6A), the Storm, to get to the showdown with the Bears.

La Cueva (4-1), featured in a video on YouTube (“Hell Week”), gets a chance to avenge that rare loss Thursday when it meets the Rams again at the APS complex at 4:30 p.m

Post by Carlos Montoya
04 September 2014
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BY: SUMIKO CORLEY PHOTOS: CARLOS MONTOYA A vicious attack on the field during the La Cueva/Highland varsity soccer game at the APS Soccer Complex August 30th has the Bears' Chris Manning recovering from head and back injuries, reprising the very serious issue of conduct and consequence. Here's what we know: In a game described by La Cueva head varsity coach Kevin Driggs, players and several spectators, the game was fast-paced - not too rough or dirty - both teams playing hard. Then, during the 2nd half, La Cueva's number 6, Chris Manning, and a Highland player both went for the ball. "They both went down to the ground after a tackle had been made," says Driggs. "They got tangled up in a challenge, on the way down Chris Manning grabbed the Highland player. While on the ground the Highland player punched Chris, connected on the side of the head. After hitting Chris, he stood up for 3-4 seconds and then kicked Chris while Chris was on the ground." Read more in the September issue of ABQ Sports Magazine. Click on the issue on the front page.
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24 September 2012
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