Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

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

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal

AUFC '86 Defeated 1-0 in the Semifinal

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.

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 at 2 p.m. (MDT).

The winners move on to the nationals July 22-27 in Germantown, Md.

"We were not doing well in the beginning," Striker coach Linda Lara said by telephone. "It was 1-1 at the half. …

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