Friday's prep roundup: St. Mary's opens with overtime victory in girls' soccer

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Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.


St. Mary's 2, Pagosa Springs 1, OT

At Pagosa Springs: St. Mary's (1-0) opened the season with a five-plus hour trip to Pagosa Springs and ended the day with an overtime victory over Pagosa Springs (1-1).

Faith Heery scored the game-tying goal five minutes into the second half and came back for a curtain call with the winner five minutes into overtime.

Not bad for a former defender.

"We're trying to turn her into a striker," Pirates coach Gregg Braha said. "We've been wondering where our scoring would come from."

While the Pirates are expecting Mary Brummel to produce a large part of the scoring, the Pirates are hoping Heery can contribute too. So far, so good, as the Pirates conclude their two-day trip against Bayfield on Saturday.

"The girls tonight had a great compete level," Braha said. "I thought we were the more skilled team, but we looked like we were in our first game."

CSCS 7, Frontier Academy 1

At Frontier Academy: Pikes Peak region 3A and below No. 2 Colorado Springs Christian School (2-0) cruised past Frontier Academy (0-3).

Hannah Wilson scored four goals and Gabby Huthoefer added a pair as the Lions stayed perfect on the young season.

The Lions play again Saturday against Sterling.

Discovery Canyon 1, Bear Creek 1, 2OT

At Discovery Canyon: Class 5A Bear Creek (1-2-1) and 4A Discovery Canyon (2-1-1) played to a draw.

The Bears scored midway through the second half to tie the game.

Annette Gavaliz gave the Thunder the lead early in the second half.

Manitou Springs 10, Bayfield 0

At Bayfield: Pikes Peak region 3A and below No. 3 Manitou Springs (2-0) ended the game early by scoring 10 goals against Bayfield (1-2), invoking the 10-goal rule.

Bridget Bodor and Brooklyn Mack each scored three goals, with Mack adding two assists in the win.

The Mustangs scored six times in the first half. They will play at Pagosa Springs on Saturday.

Pueblo South 2, Coronado 1

At Pueblo South: Freshman Amelia Herman scored in the second half, but 5A Coronado (0-5) couldn’t muster a second and 4A Pueblo South (3-0) held on for the win.


Lewis-Palmer 7, Chaparral 6

At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer (3-1) edged Chaparral (1-2) in a game between 5A teams.

Stats were not reported.

Air Academy 8, Ralston Valley 2

At Air Academy: Pikes Peak region No. 3 Air Academy (1-3) notched its first win of the season, topping Ralston Valley (0-3).

Stats were not reported before this edition went to press.


Air Academy 13, Grandview 6

At Air Academy: Air Academy (2-1), tied at third in the Pikes Peak region rankings, scored seven times in the first half to jump to an insurmountable lead over Grandview (1-3).

The Kadets led 7-1 at the break before adding another six goals in the second half.

Whitney Moran led the way for Air Academy with four goals and two assists. Natalie Sannes, Avery Rodny, Kennedy Jamieson and Reagan Brenenstuhl each scored twice for the Kadets.

Steamboat Springs 12, Palmer 11

At Palmer: Palmer (0-2) tried to rally in the second half but came up just short against Steamboat Springs (4-0).

The Sailors outscored Palmer 9-6 in the second half, which turned out to be the difference, as the Terrors scored five times in the second half to Steamboat's three.

Regan Olson led the Terrors with five goals and an assist. Aspen Reed added two goals.


St. Mary’s 8, The Academy 0

At The Academy: Josh White hurled 6 1/3 scoreless innings, holding down the fort until St. Mary’s (1-0) bats came alive and the Pirates shut out the Academy (1-1).

St. Mary’s broke the scoreless game with a run in the fourth, then added at least two runs in each of the last three innings.

Ryan Combs and Gavin Sturtevant each drove in two runs for the Pirates.

White held the Wildcats to five hits and a walk. Seth Chambless finished the game on the mound for the Pirates.

Ellicott 17, Harrison 5, 5 innings

At Harrison: Class 3A Ellicott blew open a three-run game with 10 runs in the top of the fifth, ending the win over Harrison in five innings due to the 10-run rule.

The Thunderhawks led 7-4 after four innings before hanging a 10 spot.

Thunderhawks freshman Brandon Merriam homered, drove in three RBIs and scored twice.

Isayah Covarrubias went 4 for 5 with four runs scored and two runs driven in, and Gavin Quillen drove in three and scored twice.

The Panthers took a brief 3-1 lead after the first inning, but Ellicott answered with five runs in the top of the second.


Discovery Canyon 4, Air Academy 3

At Discovery Canyon: Discovery Canyon won two singles matches and two doubles matches to edge Air Academy in a dual match.

No. 2 singles Sydney Smith and No. 3 singles Paddison Lowe won in straight sets, Smith winning 6-3, 6-2 and Lowe winning 7-5, 6-4.

Lizzie McCurdy and Hunter Jones won their No. 1 singles match after Air Academy’s Lyla Hollis and Ally Reeder retired early. The teams split the first two sets and were heading to a third before the Kadets were forced to stop.

No. 2 doubles Layne Frost and Sachi Rohilla cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory for the Thunder, the day’s most decisive match.

Cori Campbell won the closest match, taking the No. 1 singles battle for the Kadets 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 over Mattie Kuntzelman.