Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Wins Reveal Valley Soccer Secret.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Word Is Getting Out About 'Sleeper' Team

Valley girls soccer coach James Duran did everything but lift his finger to his lips and whisper, "Shhhhhhhh."

But increasingly, it is getting harder to keep his Vikings a secret.

"I just want to say that we're probably the best team in the state that nobody knows about," Duran said after Valley's thrilling 3-2 penalty-kick shootout victory at Rio Rancho on Tuesday afternoon. "I hope word doesn't get out. I want to be the sleeper."

This win won't help Duran with his Garboesque wishes, but it certainly will be of assistance in the team's pursuit of a first-ever district title. …

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