Fall Sports Roundup

Boys Soccer Earns a spot in the Semi-Finals and More


Heather Tran '24

Jude Logan looks to launch a free kick.

On Saturday October 30th the boys soccer team faced off against archrivals St. Pius, in a thriller of a game that ended in Academy’s favor 4-2. Academy entered this game as the second seed in these playoffs and St. Pius came in as the 10th seed after pulling off an upset against the 7th seed, Artesia.
This game began in an exciting way, as in only the eighth minute of play, Pius was able to score, putting them up 1-0. The first half ended with this scoreline, Pius 1 to Academy’s 0. Academy got off to a great start in the second half, with Chris Aubin scoring, to bring the score to a 1-1 stalemate. After a tense twenty minutes, Academy got themselves on top with a 72nd minute goal by Neven Zapatka. Pius was not beaten yet, as only one minute later they scored and tied up the game at 2-2. Then, as many were getting ready to watch a nerve racking overtime game, with only five minutes left in the game Neven Zapatka was scored a penalty. This was soon followed by another goal by Neven Zapatka, which finished off the game for Academy, defeating archrivals Pius 4-2.
Academy, hopeful to bring home another State championship trophy, will compete in the semifinals against sixth seed Highland on Wednesday November 3rd.

In other AA sports news from the weekend, the Chargers football team lost a heartbreak to Pius. Still they will play Bernalillo on Thursday, November 4 at Harper Field for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals against Moriarty.

The girls soccer team smashed a much weaker Goddard team 7-1 to earn a semifinal contest against Hope this afternoon, November 3rd. The girls beat Hope in their lst meeting after dropping two earlier in the season.
Boys and Girls cross country both earned the top spot in district competition last weekend. The State Championships will be held here on our cross country course this Saturday.

The volleyball team scrapping for a spot in the state tournament. They have their final district match tomorrow November 4. (You can go right after the football game!) In all likelihood, the team will finish second in district and will await news on whether they get a state tournament bid.

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Good luck to all Charger fall sports teams!