Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rangers Take Home State Cup.(Mountain View)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

There would be no upset this year.

The Admiral Elite Rangers, denied a berth in the regional playoffs last season when they were upset by Rio Vista Octane, earned sweet revenge.

In a rematch of last year's New Mexico Open State Cup finals, the Rangers -- including recent Moriarty High graduate J.J. Eschenburg -- scored three goals in the first 20 minutes en route to a dominating 5-1 victory in the U18 division over the Octane on May 17 at the New Mexico Soccer Complex in Bernalillo.

Eschenburg, a three-time all-state player at Moriarty, and the Rangers advance to the Region 4 championships in Oahu, Hawaii, on June 22-28. …

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