Thursday's prep roundup: Pine Creek girls' soccer drops league game for first time this decade against Rampart

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GIRLS’ SOCCER

Rampart 2, Pine Creek 0

At District 20 Stadium: The Eagles went into the game ranked No. 1 in RPI in Class 5A and had not lost a league game since before 2008. Rampart stood at No. 25.

It didn’t matter.

The Pikes Peak region 5A No. 2 Rams (7-2, 2-0 5A CSML) scored two goals in the second half and handed the No. 1 Eagles (6-1, 1-1) their first league loss in more than eight years.

“That was all the girls,” Rampart coach Carisa Whitson said. “The girls were the ones that believed in themselves and their teammates and never quit. They wanted it, and I think they proved that tonight.”

Freshman Harmony Meier, who leads Rampart in goals this season with eight, notched the game’s first goal with 25 minutes left to play. Seven minutes later, Kaitlyn Wilcox added another to make it 2-0.

Rampart’s young squad has outscored its past four opponents 27-0 and the Rams have blanked every team that they have beat.

“We’re feeling really good,” Whitson said. “The girls continue to improve every day, and their confidence is building. I told them there’s nothing we can’t do. I think they’re making a name for themselves again.”

Whitson said the Rams’ unselfish play has been a big factor.

“We’ve got some really young players and it’s just a different dynamic, and they’ve really gelled,” Whitson said. “(They’ve) sacrificed for the team and that’s the biggest difference this year.”

Rampart last went to the playoffs in 2012. On Thursday, the Rams looked like the team to beat in the Colorado Springs Metro League.

“(The girls) are on cloud nine right now,” Whitson said. “We told them to definitely take tonight and enjoy the win, but we start again tomorrow.”

Cheyenne Mountain 1, Palmer Ridge 0

At Cheyenne Mountain: Two days after scoring 10 goals in a win over Vista Ridge, the Indians (5-3, 2-0 4A PPAC) needed just one goal to defeat the Bears (4-5, 1-1) on Thursday.

Hannah Kates scored the game’s only goal in the second half on a header from a corner kick.

“It was very back and forth and a pretty physical game,” Indians coach Tomas Martinez said. “I felt like we had lots of opportunities on corner kicks, and I was glad to see one go in.”

Cheyenne Mountain goal keeper Bella Zanotelli had six saves in the net.

St. Mary’s 5, Fountain Valley 0

At Fountain Valley: The Pirates (6-2) scored once in the first half and then added four more in the second to blank the Danes (3-2) for the Pirates’ fourth consecutive win. St. Mary’s has outscored teams 27-1 in the past four games.

Katie Fowler, Mary Brummel, Faith Heery and Brooklyn Valdez each scored for St. Mary’s with Heery notching two goals, one of which came off a penalty kick. The Pirates had 12 shots on goal and the Danes had two.

Widefield 4, Mitchell 0

At Widefield: The Gladiators (3-8, 2-2 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) scored three times in the first half and added one more in the second for good measure to blank the Marauders (1-8, 1-2).

Junior Malina Malindez score two goals for Widefield and assisted on another. Kayli Clore and Andrea Fincher scored the other two. Jayda Harris and Kayla Jaramillo split time in the net for the Gladiators and each had a save.

The Classical Academy 10, Woodland Park 0

At TCA: The Titans, who entered the game ranked No. 1 in RPI in Class 4A, stayed perfect after blanking the Panthers (3-6, 2-1 4A CSML) on Thursday.

Hanna Burgo led the Titans (7-0, 3-0) with five goals and Trinity Harvey had a hit trick for the second consecutive game. Abbie Flannery and Alison Smith also scored for Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 TCA.

Manitou Springs 2, Evangelical Christian 0

At Manitou: Maddie Grant and Brooklyn Mack each scored in the second half as the Pikes Peak region 3A and below No. 1 Mustangs improved to 8-1 with the win over the Eagles (4-3).

Falcon 6, Vista Ridge 1

At Falcon: The Wolves (2-5-1, 0-2 5A PPAC) led 1-0 at the half, but the Falcons (4-5, 1-1) scored six times in the second to win.

No stats were reported.

Discovery Canyon 2, Sand Creek 1

At Sand Creek: The Thunder (5-3-1, 1-1 5A/4A PPAC) led 2-0 after the first half, which proved to be enough to beat the Pikes Peak region 4A No. 3 Scorpions (5-4, 0-2).

Maddie Angel scored in the fifth minute and Alexandra Palmer added one in the 33rd to lead the Thunder. Goalie Mackenzie Seitz made eight saves.

Zoey Shank scored for Sand Creek.

Canon City 10, Sierra 0

At Canon City: Seven players scored for Canon City (5-3, 2-1 4A CSML) as the Tigers made it three wins in a row after beating the Stallions (1-8, 0-4) on Thursday. The Tigers have outscored opponents 22-0 in the last three games.

Jerkia Moore, Taylor Roberts and Mackenzie Roberts each scored twice.

Coronado 8, Palmer 0

At Garry Berry South: Isabella Janney had a hat trick, and seven players scored for Coronado as the Cougars (2-7, 1-1 5A CSML) earned the conference win over the Terrors (2-6-1, 0-2).

Colorado Springs Christian School 8, Florence 0

At CSCS: The Pikes Peak region 3A and below No. 2 Lions (7-1, 3-1 3A Region 2) scored four times in each half and got back into the winning column three days after suffering their first loss against rival Manitou. Florence fell to 5-3 and 1-2 in conference play.

Gabby Huthoefer scored four goals for the Lions and Hannah Wilson had two. Grace Rummel and Sarah McGuckin also found the back of the net.

Doherty 1, Liberty 0

At District 20 Stadium: Jaelyn Brown scored the only goal to lift Doherty (1-5, 1-0 5A CSML) over Liberty (3-5, 1-1) as the Spartans earned their first win. Jil Lahey had the assist.

 

BASEBALL

Air Academy 15, Vista Ridge 2, 4 1/2 innings

At Air Academy: The Kadets (8-3, 4-2 5A/4A PPAC) had 16 hits and scored in each inning to end this one early and earn the conference win over the Wolves (1-9, 0-6).

Sam Cregan, Josh Dudden and Justin Richardson each drove in two runs for the Kadets. James Verlinde earned the win on the mound after striking out seven batters and giving up four hits and one earned run.

Cheyenne Mountain 7, Falcon 3

At Falcon: The game was tied 2-2 at the end of the third inning, but the Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 Indians (10-0, 6-0 5A/4A PPAC) scored three times in the fourth and twice in the fifth to remain perfect. The Falcons (5-4, 3-3) had one more hit than the Indians but also had three errors to Cheyenne Mountain’s two.

Aaron Berkhoff led the Indians with two RBIs and scored twice. Cameron Buckler struck out two and earned the win on the mound. Phillip Loving led the Falcons with two RBIs.

Pine Creek 21, Rampart 4, 5 innings

At Rampart: The Pikes Peak region 5A No. 1 Eagles (7-4, 6-0) scored 10 runs in the second inning and led 19-0 after three and the Rams (1-11, 0-5) couldn’t answer. The Eagles racked up 21 hits to Rampart’s two.

Justin Olson led Pine Creek with five RBIs and Toby Scoles batted in four. Jay Onken and Kyle Moran each had two. Brio Rookey led Rampart with two RBIs. Onken pitched three innings for the Eagles and struck out five in the process. Parker Gregory and Gavin Gravitt each pitched an inning and Gregory struck out three for Pine Creek.

Doherty 7, Palmer 5

At Doherty: The Spartans (5-7, 3-3 5A CSML) grabbed the early lead after scoring five run in the first inning and led 6-2 after three, and Palmer (3-7, 1-2) couldn’t complete the rally after scoring once in the seventh.   

Lucas Colvin and Randy Good each had two RBIs for Doherty and Josh Lowery, Zach Bosler and Dylan Sater each had one. Jordan McDonald earned the win on the mound.

Coronado 17, Liberty 6, 5 innings

At Coronado: Two days after beating Liberty 16-11, the Cougars (7-4, 2-3), tied at No. 2 in the Pikes Peak region rankings, wrapped up the season series with another win over the Lancers (2-6, 2-2) on Thursday.

 

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Lewis-Palmer 7, Legend 5

At Echo-Park Stadium: The Rangers (7-1) led 5-2 at the half and scored two more in the fourth to beat the Titans (5-4).

No stats were reported.

 

BOYS’ SWIMMING

Discovery Canyon 112, Doherty 73

At Doherty: The Thunder (3-2) won nine of the 12 events and qualified for state in eight events along the way.

Brian Hobbs led the field for Discovery Canyon after qualifying in the 200-yard medley, the 200 and 500 freestyles. Braden Whitmarsh and Seth Morton each qualified in two events and three divers also qualified for state for the Thunder.

Colin Elision won the 50 freestyle and Gavin Frisch won the 100 breaststroke for Doherty. The Rams’ 200 freestyle relay team also won.

 

GIRLS’ TENNIS

Rampart 6, Liberty 1

At Rampart: Each match was won in straight sets as Rampart (5-2) dominated Liberty (0-5) on Thursday for the Rams’ fifth consecutive win.

Liberty’s No. 4 doubles team of Zoey Hanson and Katlin Bragg defeated Rampart’s Mariah Pacheco-Knapp and Brittany Head in the Lancers only win of the day.

Cheyenne Mountain 6, Kent Denver 1

At Kent Denver: Morgan Hall took Kent Denver’s Josie Schaffer to three sets in the No. 1 singles match after winning the second and handing Schaffer her first loss in set this year, but Hall fell short of the match win in the Indians (5-1) lone loss to the Sun Devils (0-5) on Thursday.

The Indians’ No. 2 doubles team of Ally Arenson and Taylor Heinicke defeated Kent Denver’s Grace Hawkey and Isabel Haifleigh in the only other match that went to three sets.

Widefield 6, Mesa Ridge 1

At Widefield: The No. 3 singles match between Widefield’s Victoria Bowen and Mesa Ridge’s Chenoa Colon was the only match to go to three sets, and Bowen came away with the victory to help power the Gladiators (3-2, 2-0 4A Region 6) over the Grizzlies (3-4, 1-1). Mia Green and Sarah Machin won the No. 4 doubles match in the Grizzlies lone win on Thursday.