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Top-seeded Hope tops NMMI 4-0


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BERNALILLO — Hope Christian showed why they were picked as the top seed in the NMAA’s Class A-4A bracket, downing eighth-seeded New Mexico Military Institute in the quarterfinals, 4-0.

The Colts played an excellent defensive game for most of the first half, staving off a seemely constant Husky offensive onslaught, but finally one of those shots got through, with about seven minutes remaining.

Down by one at halftime, NMMI knew they needed to press their own attack in the second half. The Colts mounted a few more attacks, but Hope’s offense continued to roll, scoring 10 minutes into the second period, again five minutes later, and adding a final goal at about the 20 minute mark.

“We made a lot of mistakes today, that we’d like to have back,” said head Colt coach John Barbour. “We were not making good passes – our passing was abysmal today. But our guys have really come a long way from the first of the season. I’m really proud of that progress, even though it wasn’t our best game today.”

NMMI finishes the season with an 8-11 overall record, including 1-1 in the postseason – they defeated Portales, 1-0, to advance to the quarterfinals.

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