ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The opening round of the 2022 state soccer tournament kicked off on Tuesday. Here is a breakdown of some of the highlights.


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Five seeded Albuquerque high hosted No. 12 Cleveland at Bulldog city Tuesday afternoon. The Storm played upset in the first round, as the electric blue shocked the home team with a 1-0 win. Cleveland now plays Hobbs in the quarterfinals.

In another matchup of five and 12, Saint Pius X hosted Kirtland Central in class 4A. The Sartans repeatedly found the back of the net, as they went on to beat the Broncos 7-0.

In girls class 6A, Cibola hosted the Lady Eagles of Hobbs. Scoring was often early, as the match was tied at 2 going into halftime, however the Cougars pulled off the win late, as they got the win 3-2. Cibola now plays rival Volcano Vista.

Girls No. 7 Albuquerque high welcomed No. 10 Santa Fe to town for a match that needed extra time to determine a winner. The Demonettes however, pulled off the upset in a penalty shootout 5-4. Santa Fe advances to the quarterfinals against Las Cruces.