Mean Moose Boy’s Soccer charge into playoffs


ALAMOSA — The Alamosa High School Mean Moose varsity boy’s soccer team was home for their final game of the regular season against Montezuma-Cortez, the Moose defeated the Panthers 2-1 in a snowstorm on April 17. The win has the boys at a perfect 2-0 last week as they bested Pagosa 1-0 in an away conference game on April 15.

Alamosa racked up an undefeated 6-0 record in the 3A Southwest League and a 9-1 record overall.

On Saturday, Alamosa’s first goal of the day came from the right side of the field, number three Aiden McComas passed hard left to number one Isai Lemus, who slammed the ball hard into the net. The Moose defense held off Montezuma-Cortez for the first half. In the second half, the first scoring play was repeated in reverse, with Lemus passing hard left to McComas, who drove the ball past the keeper. The only score from Montezuma-Cortez came late in the game on a penalty kick. The Moose defense held their ground to gain a 2-1 victory.

Playing a 4-4-2 formation under coach Cheyenne Sinn, the Moose flatback defense composed of Nephi Rodriguez, Trey Crowther, Will Lipke and Pasqual Juan Mateo, allowed only 4 goals all season working with keeper Cody Gonzales. The offense racked up 36 goals. Isai Lemus is the lead scorer with 14 goals, Alex Antonio Estaban contributing seven and Aiden McComas five.

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) released the 2021 State Soccer Brackets. The one loss season that resulted in Alamosa running the 3A Southwest League did little to curry favor as the Moose find themselves seeded No. 13 in the state with their first post-season match a road affair against No. 4 KIPP Denver Collegiate Preparatory School. Kipp Denver is a perfect 10-0 and enters the playoffs as the winner of the competitive Frontier League which will send three teams to make up 20 percent of the total 3A playoff field. Date and time for Alamosa at KIPP Prep to be announced.

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