Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Manzano Is Defensive In Squeaker Vs. Clovis.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports


The Manzano boys soccer team kept its string of flawless defense intact Saturday, shutting out visiting Clovis 1-0 in District 4AAAAA.

The Monarchs (7-6, 3-0) haven't allowed a goal in district play and used stingy defense to make a single first-half goal stand up.

"I guess that's one way to win," Manzano coach Tom Hirschman said. "(Defender) Nate Meisner and (goalkeeper) Mikael Bjork really carried us today. That was a squeaker."

Meisner also ended up contributing to the game's lone goal, sending a long pass up the right sideline midway through the first half. The ball found Chris Chavez, who advanced toward the corner and drilled a low shot past Clovis keeper Josh Kuchta and into the far side of the net. …

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