ALAMOSA— Alamosa soccer took a 2-0 victory over the visiting Salida Spartans on Thursday afternoon to improve to 7-7-1 overall.
The first half was mixed with scoring opportunities for both teams but it was Alamosa’s Claudino Pedro Francisco that found the difference maker to put the Moose up 1-0 for the remainder of the first half. That goal loomed heavy over the Spartans as they were visually pressing. Alamosa sophomore Daniel Bautista
hammered in a coffin nail with less than three minutes on the clock giving Alamosa a comfortable lead to the games conclusion 2-0.
Being that it wasn’t a league game this did little to help or hurt either team’s league standing, but the playoff bracket is based off a Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) a system used to determine strength of wins and decide post-season teams and seeding. Prior to the game the Mean Moose were sitting at 44th place with a .457 RPI not good news with the top 32 making post season.
The win is bittersweet being that Alamosa did their part and after taking down number 24 Salida their RPI grew to .473 and they rose to 41st, unfortunately gate-keeper Manual is sporting a .509 RPI with a finished schedule meaning Alamosa will not be extending their season.
But the Moose did a little spoiling to Salida’s seeding knocking them down .014 points and 2 spots to 26. Catch the Moose when they hit the pitch next autumn, and look for girl’s soccer in the Spring.