Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Gold Outshines the Flash.(Final)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal

U12 Team Hopes Loss Is Instructive



SANTA ANA PUEBLO -- At 8 a.m. Sunday at the Lovelace N.M. Soccer Tournament Complex, the birds were chirping, there was a nice, cool breeze, and the under-12 girls of the Futbol Club West Flash were winning.

But by 4:45 p.m., the Flash, the recipients of the last two State Cup age-division titles, were enduring a stiff wind and a tough loss in the Sandia Cup quarterfinals.

"Actually, I didn't tell (the players) anything after the last game because all of our stuff (canopy included) was blowing away," Flash coach Robert Tarin said. …

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