ALBUQUERQUE — The Cleveland boys soccer team opened the Albuquerque Academy Invitational with a 3-1 victory over St. Pius X on Thursday, thanks to three goals scored by CHS forward Brayan Ramirez.

The tournament will continue Friday and Saturday.

Descriptions for each photo are listed below, starting with the first one on the screen:

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Cleveland’s Brayan Ramirez controls the ball against St. Pius X during the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Cleveland’s Sam Mauermann takes a shot against St. Pius X during the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Cleveland’s Jack Marshall looks to get the ball past against St. Pius X goalkeeper Frank Barela (13) during the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

St. Pius X’s Julian Lovato looks to move the ball against Cleveland’s Christian Dapolito during the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Cleveland’s Evan McNamara fires a shot against St. Pius X during the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Cleveland’s Christian Dapolito keeps the ball in play by kicking it back toward the goalkeeper box against St. Pius X during the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Cleveland’s Brayan Ramirez scores the first of his three goals on a penalty against St. Pius X during the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

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Photos by Rio Rancho Observer staff writer Matt Hollinshead.

Matt Hollinshead | Staff writer