Rio Rancho outlasted Cleveland 1-0 in a grueling, double-overtime defensive battle Wednesday at RRHS to open District 1-5A girls soccer action.

Rio Rancho’s Shelby Moore scored the game-winning goal with just over six minutes left in the second overtime period.

To read more about the match, pick up a copy of Sunday’s Observer.

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

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Cleveland’s Maleah Quiñones looks to regain control of the ball against Rio Rancho’s Mikayla Mora during the District 1-5A girls soccer opener for both teams on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at RRHS.

Rio Rancho’s Samantha Shaver launches the ball toward Cleveland’s goalkeeper box during the District 1-5A girls soccer opener for both teams on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at RRHS.

Cleveland’s Ella Lent-Koop and Rio Rancho’s Maya Romero battle for possession of the ball during the District 1-5A girls soccer opener for both teams on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at RRHS.

Rio Rancho’s Mikayla Mora chases after the ball just in front of Cleveland’s goalkeeper box during the District 1-5A girls soccer opener for both teams on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at RRHS.

Cleveland’s Alexis Prosch looks to control the ball against Rio Rancho’s Ainsley Martin during the District 1-5A girls soccer opener for both teams on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at RRHS.

Cleveland’s Brenna Wolfe receives the ball off an inbound pass while being defended by Rio Rancho’s Rebecca Gatz (16) and Presley Saxon (9) during the District 1-5A girls soccer opener for both teams on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at RRHS.

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Photos by Rio Rancho Observer staff writer Matt Hollinshead.

Matt Hollinshead | Staff writer