Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Girls Soccer Club Competes in Hawaii.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal

Team Goes 1-1-1 in West Regionals

The Futbol Club West Flash under-12 girls team advanced to the quarterfinals of the 13-state Snickers U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regionals in Honolulu last week.

"Now, they know they can compete with anybody," Flash coach Robert Tarin said from Oahu. "We played teams in the top five in the country. The Hawaii team is ranked fifth. The winner, San Diego Surf, is No. 1."

All but one member of the Flash live on the West Side or in the North Valley.

The two-time state champion went 1-1-1 in the regional preliminaries. The girls lost to Arizona's Gilbert Soccer Club Arsenal 3-1. …

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