Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Octane Seek Strong Finish.(Final)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

* Rio Vista U18 squad has no pressure but lofty goals at Sandia Cup

SANTA ANA PUEBLO -- Although the meaningful season essentially is over for the Rio Vista Octane U18 boys team, coach Henrique Valdovinos bounced along the sidelines Saturday, exhorting his players in their opening-round match of the 11th Sandia Cup Soccer Tournament.

The Octane are among nearly 300 teams playing in the Sandia Cup, which is New Mexico's largest annual tournament. The three-day tournament is being played at three different sites in and around Albuquerque.

"That's what we've been looking for all season," Valdovinos hollered as a midfielder lofted a perfect long ball into the corner, allowing a forward to break and chase it down to create a scoring chance. …

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