Lady Warriors advance to quarterfinals

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The Lady Warriors fought hard for their 1 – 0 win against the Portales Rams on Saturday, in first round of the finals. Both goalies worked hard, shutting each other out for the full first half. Dominque Molina scored the Lady Warriors’ only goal early in the second half, off an assist from Sabine Fuierer.

Susann Mikkelson/El Defensor Chieftain: Dominque Molina, No. 7, scored the Lady Warriors’ only point against the Portales Rams in Saturday’s game for round one of the playoffs. Here, Molina dribbles around two opponents, as No. 1 Emily Chavez backs her up.

The Ladies were short on subs, and were showing their fatigue by the middle of the second half. Still, they stayed tough and shut out the Rams, and moved on to the quarterfinals, playing the Hope Christian Huskies at 8:30 this morning in Albuquerque. If they win their game against Hope Christian School, they will move on to the semi-finals, playing at 11:30 Friday morning at Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex, located at 8111 Rainbow Blvd. N.W.