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The undefeated Santa Fe Prep’s girls put an end to St. Michael’s six-year, 57-match district win streak in 5-3 triumph at its Sun Mountain Field Saturday afternoon

Freshman Anna Swanson scores four times in the first half

Commentary by Arnie Leshin

By ARNIE LESHIN, Santa Fe Today

It began with a loss to Santa Fe Prep and ended with a loss to Santa Fe Prep.

Having said that, the 57-match district winning streak of the St. Michael’s girl’s soccer team is no more.

After a defeat to the Griffins in 2011, the Lady Horsemen dominated the district these rivals played in by not losing until Saturday morning at Sun Mountain Field. There, the Prep came away with a 5-3 victory to improve to 7-0-1 overall and 3-0 in 2-A/4A.

It dropped St. Michael’s to 8-5-1 overall and an unfamiliar 2-1in district.

The Griffins opened up a 4-0 halftime lead on four goals by freshman Anna Swanson, the Lady Horsemen responded with a strong second half, but it was too little and too late.

Both programs have been successful in the state tournament, St. Michael’s winning three times in six finals under Ed Velie, and Prep winning both finals it played in under Rennae Ross.

In first half action, Santa Fe Prep sophomore Hayden Colfax (in white) makes her way past St. Michael’s sophomore Daisy Smith (17) and senior Tiana Baca.
Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Griffins’ goalkeeper gives a boot.
Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Horsemen’s Tiana Baca on the ball against Prep defender.
Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX
Prep freshman Anna Swanson races to the ball with St. Michael’s senior Christina Morrison in pursuit.
Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX
With the scoreboard behind them showing the 5-3 final score, it’s time for Santa Fe Prep’s girls to line up and celebrate.
Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX
Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX
Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX
Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX
Photo Taken By: REED COLFAX

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