Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

La Cueva Ends Cibola's Run for Trophy.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Coach Gets Players Looking to Next Year

SANTA ANA PUEBLO It didn't take Cibola girls soccer coach Cyndi Goodwin long to start planning for 2001.

About five minutes.

Even in the shattered pieces of the Cougars' 2000 season which ended Thursday afternoon with a tough 1-0 loss to La Cueva in the Class AAAAA quarterfinals Goodwin was telling her players what she thought needed to happen for the program to get better, to play longer into the season.

Get stronger, Goodwin suggested.

Get quicker.

Be smarter.

And then try to get back to state again next November.

"I think we came out just a little too nervous," senior forward Leticia Costa said of Thursday's defensive struggle. …

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