Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rio Vista Striker IV Win, Move to Far West Championship.(Final)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal

AUFC '86 Defeated 1-0 in the Semifinals

Rio Vista New Mexico Striker IV, the under-16 boys State Cup champion, dismantled Colorado Storm Royal 7-2 in the semifinals of the Snickers U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regionals on Friday.

"We were not doing well in the beginning," Striker coach Linda Lara said via telephone from Hawaii. "It was 1-1 at the half. But the coaches, including me, got on them a little bit during the half, and the boys responded."

At the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park in Honolulu, the Las Cruces team will play for the 13-state regional title in today's championship game against Southern California United Soccer Club. …

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