Boys' lacrosse and girls' lacrosse state playoff capsules

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Photo - Cheyenne Mountain junior August Johnson (9) celebrates with senior Jack Bell (22) after a goal in the third quarter. The Cheyenne Mountain Indians hosted the Windsor Wizards in boys' lacrosse on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Cheyenne Mountain High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Cheyenne Mountain junior August Johnson (9) celebrates with senior Jack Bell (22) after a goal in the third quarter. The Cheyenne Mountain Indians hosted the Windsor Wizards in boys' lacrosse on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Cheyenne Mountain High School. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing

Six Pikes Peak region teams remain in the lacrosse postseason - two in the 4A boys' bracket and four in the girls' field.

Cheyenne Mountain and Air Academy are both in the boys' quarterfinals and will be looking to advance to the semifinals for a second straight year. The Indians will host, while the Kadets will travel to Lafayette to face the bracket's top seed.

On the girls' side, Palmer Ridge, Pine Creek, Air Academy and Cheyenne Mountain are all on the road in the second round. The Bears and Eagles had first-round byes, while the Kadets and Indians are coming off round-one victories.

BOYS' LACROSSE

No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain vs. No. 6 Thompson Valley

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: At Cheyenne Mountain High School

What to know: It wasn't close when the teams met earlier in the year as the Indians (12-4) beat the Eagles (12-4) 15-2 on April 8. They'll do it again in this 4A quarterfinal match. That win was also the start of a nice streak for Cheyenne Mountain, which has won eight of its last nine games since. August Johnson leads the Indians with 43 goals and 33 assists, and Jack Egan isn't far behind with 37 and 29. Greg Bilek has 31 goals and 30 assists for the Eagles.

 

No. 1 Dawson School vs. No. 9 Air Academy

When: Friday, 4:30 p.m.

Where: At Dawson School

What to know: Air Academy (10-6) will look to slow down Dawson School (15-1), the state's highest scoring team, in this 4A quarterfinal. The Mustangs have 249 goals on the year and have scored at least 15 in 10 of their 16 games. They crossed the 20-goal threshold for a second straight game in a 21-2 win over No. 16 Summit in the first round on Tuesday. The Kadets, meanwhile, are coming off a defensive 7-4 win over No. 8 Golden, where goalie Tanner Taskerud stopped a season-best 16 shots.

 

GIRLS' LACROSSE

No. 8 Dakota Ridge vs. No. 9 Palmer Ridge

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Where: At Trailblazer Stadium

What to know: The Bears (11-4) and Eagles (14-1) will meet for the first time since 2012 in this second-round game. The Bears have four players with more than 30 goals on the year, led by Sam Rippley's 44. Dakota Ridge, the state's highest scoring team with 253 goals, has two players in the top five in scoring. Kailee Lammers is tied for second with 72 goals and Hannah Krats is fifth with 61. The victor will face the winner between No. 1 Colorado Academy and No. 16 Cheyenne Mountain in the quarterfinals.

 

No. 6 Cherry Creek vs. No. 11 Pine Creek

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: At Stutler Bowl

What to know: The Eagles (11-4) and Bruins (12-3) both ended the year on five-game winning streaks and received byes in the first round. Pine Creek will look to slow down Cherry Creek's offense, which is second in the state in scoring (236 goals). The Eagles are 10-1 when they allow fewer than 10 goals in a game. Cherry Creek, however, has scored fewer than 10 in a game only twice this season. The winner will face No. 3 Kent Denver or No. 14 Air Academy.

 

No. 3 Kent Denver vs. No. 14 Air Academy

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: At Kent Denver

What to know: The Kadets (11-4) went a perfect 7-0 to win the Southern League, but did not receive a first-round bye like league mates Palmer Ridge and Pine Creek. Air Academy advanced anyway, as Whitney Moran scored eight times in an 18-6 victory over No. 19 Valor Christian on Tuesday. Moran now has 51 goals. Kent Denver (11-4) beat Air Academy 12-7 on April 8.

 

No. 1 Colorado Academy vs. No. 16 Cheyenne Mountain

When: Friday, 5 p.m.

Where: At Colorado Academy

What to know: The Indians (11-5) advanced to the second round for the second straight year. They'll face the Mustangs (13-2), who are aiming for a third consecutive state title. Colorado Academy, which was undefeated against teams in the state, has outscored its opposition 209-93 this season. For Cheyenne Mountain, the magic number this year has been 10. The Indians are 8-0 when they've scored 10 or more goals, and just 3-5 when they score fewer than 10.