Saturday's prep roundup: St. Mary's girls' soccer edges Manitou Springs in big 3A matchup

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St. Mary's 6, La Junta 5

La Junta 9, St. Mary's 3

At Potter Park in La Junta: The Pirates (4-10, 3-3) captured the first game of the doubleheader by scoring two runs in their final plate appearance to snap a three-game losing streak before surrendering seven runs in the fourth inning of the second game during 3A Tri-Peaks League action.

La Junta (11-3, 4-1) has won three of its last four games.


St. Mary's 1, Manitou Springs 0

At Grace Center of Athletics: In a matchup between two of the state's best Class 3A teams, the Pirates needed only a first-half goal by junior Lexie Friend to knock off Manitou Springs.

Friend scored in the 30th minute for St. Mary's (9-2), thanks to an assist from Isabella Thomas. It was Friend's first goal as a varsity player.

Manitou Springs (9-2) finished with 12 shots on goal, while goalkeeper Alyssa Holladay recorded five saves.

Entering the nonconference matchup, St. Mary's was ranked 10th in 3A by the Colorado High School Athletics Association, while Manitou Springs was at No. 6.

Florence 3, CSS 0

At Florence: The Huskies had two goals in the second half to pull away from a 1-0 halftime lead in nonconference action.

Rysa Lancaster, Jessie Kahnke and Jennifer Inich each scored a goal for Florence (8-2), which has won five of its last six games. Goalkeeper Alexis Dudley finished with six saves.

The Colorado Springs School (3-5) has lost two in a row.

Windsor 5, Air Academy 1

At Windsor: The Kadets (4-5-1) scored their lone goal in the second half as Windsor (11-0-1) jumped to a 2-0 halftime advantage in the nonconference game.

Freshman Jessica Sims scored for Air Academy (4-5-1).

Rampart 7, F-FC 0

At Fountain-Fort Carson: The Rams (10-2, 4-0) exploded for five goals in the first half to remain perfect in 5A Colorado Springs Metro League standings.

The Trojans (4-6-2, 1-3) have dropped five of their last seven games.


Dakota Ridge Invitational

At Jeffco Stadium: Doherty's Brandon Deas won the 100-meter dash in 11.35 seconds -- beating out Rampart's Jared Behm by .12 seconds -- while his teammate, Andrew Martinez, won the 400 in 51.22 and the Spartans captured three relay races to take home the team title.

Doherty won with 144 points -- well ahead of Rampart's 91 points. Brighton (76), host Dakota Ridge (68) and Battle Mountain (59.5) rounded out the top five.

Other Doherty highlights include Brian Mosley (23.20), Dylan Norwood (23.53) and Isaiah Escalante (23.61) taking second, third and fourth in the 200 meters behind Dakota Ridge's Kyle Scofield, who won in 23.02. Also, Doherty's Robert Crawford placed third in the 300 hurdles in 44.66.

Doherty won the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays in 44.03, 1:30.06 and 3:35.32, respectively. The Spartans also took second in the 4x800 relay in 8:39.58.

Rampart's Miles Jones won the long jump at 19 feet, 11 inches, while Doherty's Christian Olmstead took third in the triple jump with a 36-04.

On the girls' side, Rampart and Doherty took third and fourth with 98 and 81.5 points, respectively, behind winner Brighton (115) and runner-up Battle Mountain (99). Dakota Ridge (68) took fifth.

Doherty's Serenity Burnett and  won the 200 in 27.80 as teammate Leilani Washington captured the 100 hurdles in 15.56. The Spartans also won the 800 sprint medley in 1:56.39 and took second in the 4x400 relay in 4:20.55.

Rampart's Lily Acosta took home the 300 hurdles title after finishing in 48.91, while teammates Emily Ellis won the high jump with a 4-9 and Kaylee Rookey placed third in the shot put with a 33-08 3/4.