Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Turnabout Is Excellent Play for Academy in Championship Win.(Sports)

Byline: David Lepre Jr. For the Journal

SANTA ANA PUEBLO After coming so close over the past 20 years, Albuquerque Academy's girls soccer program finally can lay claim to a state championship.

The Chargers avenged a 1-0 loss to St. Pius in last season's Class A-AAA title game by beating the Sartans by an identical 1-0 margin Saturday afternoon for the newly aligned Class AAAA title at the soggy New Mexico Soccer Tournament Complex.

In doing so, Academy completed the most successful season in its history.

The Chargers' Angela Macias scored the game's only goal 12 minutes into the match on a ball crossed on a corner kick from star midfielder Michaela Esquivel. …

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