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Avery senior Leonel Castaneda controls a ball during the Vikings' regular-season home finale
against Mountain Heritage last week. Photo by Skip Sickler

Originally published: 2013-10-30 22:19:48
Last modified: 2013-10-30 22:20:33

Avery soccer splits games with rivals to close regular season

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Avery soccer hosted Mountain Heritage on Monday, Oct. 21, for its Senior Night festivities. Vikings seniors Ryan Buchanan, Leonel Castaneda, Liamm Lafone, Alex Magner, David Velazquez, Carson Williams and Daniel Zartman were recognized with family members prior to the match against the Cougars. As for the match itself, Avery battled to the final whistle, but fell by a 2-0 final score.

The Vikings bounced back two nights later when it traveled to Ledger to take on Mitchell. Avery struggled to find scores, but managed to tally a second-half goal that proved to be the difference in a 1-0 AHS win.

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