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Area teams advance in girls soccer playoffs


Mountain Vista and Rock Canyon won close second-round matches on May 11 to advance to the quarterfinals of the girls Class 5A soccer playoffs.

Quarterfinal matches were scheduled to be held May 16, with the state semifinals slated for May 19 at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker. The championship match is set for May 23 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

Class 5A second-round highlights

Mountain Vista 0, Arapahoe 0 (OT): The defending state champion Golden Eagles, who won two playoff shootouts last season, survived another by outscoring Arapahoe 4-3 on penalty kicks. This was a rematch of last season's title game that saw Vista down Arapahoe, 3-1. The Warriors' season ended with a 12-4-1 record.

Rock Canyon 1, Castle View 0: Jamie Tatum, off an assist from Catherine Brown, scored the winning goal in the Jaguars' win. Castle View finished with a 10-5-2 record.

Columbine 2, ThunderRidge 1 (OT): Maddie Duren scored for the Grizzlies, but Tessa Barton's second goal gave the Rebels a second-round overtime win. ThunderRidge saw its season end with a 12-5 record.

Cherokee Trail 2, Cherry Creek 1: The Cougars edged Creek for the second time this season and ended the campaign for the Bruins with a 11-6 record.

In the 4A playoffs, Littleton and Valor Christian moved on to the quarterfinals with second-round victories. Quarterfinal matches were slated for May 16, with semifinal games set for May 19 at Legacy Stadium in Aurora.

Class 5A first-round scores

Rock Canyon 4, Fort Collins 1; Mountain Vista 10, Adams City 0; Cherry Creek 4, Prairie View 2; ThunderRidge 5, Lakewood 0; Castle View 5, Brighton 1; Legacy 5, Heritage 0; Broomfield 7, Legend 1

Class 4A second-round highlights

Littleton 3, Mullen 1: Sarah Payson scored twice and Anna Newby once in the Lions' victory.

Valor Christian 2, The Classical Academy 1: Jenna Siebert and Kaleigh Kreimeyer scored second-half goals in the Eagles' triumph.

Silver Creek 2, Ponderosa 1 (OT): Carolyn Ho got the Mustangs' goal but Alexa Karsel's tally in the 87th minute eliminated the Mustangs from the playoffs with an overtime loss. Pondo finished with a 12-5 record.

Class 4A first-round scores

Valor Christian 5, George Washington 0; Ponderosa 2, Skyline 0; Littleton 2, Palmer Ridge 1 (OT)

Class 3A

In the Class 3A state playoffs, Lutheran moved into the quarterfinals, while SkyView Academy sustained a second-round loss. Quarterfinals were scheduled for May 16.

Lutheran 6, Alamosa 0: The Lions, who drew a first-round bye, used two goals and an assist from Carli Haney and Abigail Justus' goal and two assists to beat Alamosa in the second round contest on May 12.

Colorado Academy 4, SkyView Academy 0: The Hawks lost for the second time this season to Colorado Academy and saw their season end with a 9-8 record.

SkyView Academy 4, KIPP Denver Collegiate 0: Olivia Brown's two goals paced the Hawks, which scored all four goals in the first half of the May 9 match.


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