Tuesday's prep roundup: Fountain Valley beats Lamar to win boys' soccer league title



Fountain Valley 4, Lamar 0

At Fountain Valley: Pikes Peak 3A No. 2 Fountain Valley (8-3-1, 5-0 3A Tri-Peaks 1) wrapped up its second consecutive league title, beating Lamar (9-4, 1-3) to solidify a playoff spot.

Coach Byron Dacy said his team moved the ball well against Lamar.

"We had some good combination play and we played with patience and that came to fruition for us," he said.

Senior LaeOne Jung recorded two goals on six shots for Fountain Valley, as junior Galen Kelly and sophomore Nathaniel Stuger each added a goal for the Danes.

After facing Rye in the conclusion of the conference season Thursday, Fountain Valley travels to state 3A No. 1 Kent Denver (11-0-1, 7-0 3A Metro) and 4A No. 7 Durango (10-1, 4-1 5A/4A Southwestern) to finish the regular season.

Palmer Ridge 2, Discovery Canyon 0

At Don Breese Stadium: Palmer Ridge (8-3-1, 2-2-1 5A/4A Pikes Peak) finally got its first shutout of the year against Discovery Canyon (6-6, 1-4).

"Our defense and keeper played really well tonight," coach Nick Odil said. "It was something we've tried to work on and we've always seemed to give up a goal."

Seniors Larry Diaz and Justin Roewer had the two goals for Palmer Ridge in the win.

The Classical Academy 10, Widefield 0

At Widefield: It took 52 minutes for Pikes Peak 4A No. 2 TCA (10-2, 5-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro) to end the game, taking down Widefield (3-10, 2-4) with seven goals in the first half and three in the early stages of the second half. Senior Jaden Borja led TCA with a hat trick.

Doherty 2, Coronado 1

At Garry Berry Stadium: Two second-half goals were the difference as Pikes Peak 5A No. 2 Doherty (8-4, 3-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro) beat Coronado (4-8, 0-4). Sophomore Josh Torchinsky and freshman Cameron Wheeler had the goals for Doherty while senior Jesus Gonzalez recorded six saves.

Salida 3, Manitou Springs 0

At Manitou Springs: Pikes Peak 3A No. 3 Manitou Springs (8-6, 3-2 3A Tri-Peaks 2) couldn't get its offense going against Salida (9-3, 5-1). Freshman Zach Talbot made 11 saves in the loss for Manitou.

St. Mary's 6, James Irwin 0

At Grace Center: St. Mary's (7-4-1, 4-1 3A Tri-Peaks 1) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 11 minutes and then cruised to victory over James Irwin (8-5, 2-3). Senior Jacob Gonzalez scored two goals in the first six minutes for St. Mary's, and senior Diego Zapata added two more.


St. Mary's 3, Lamar 0

At St. Mary's: A slow start didn't lead to any troubles for Pikes Peak 3A/2A No. 2 St. Mary's (12-3, 6-2 3A Tri-Peaks) in its 25-21, 25-20 and 25-19 win over Lamar (10-8, 5-3). St. Mary's coach Chris Sweeney said there wasn't a lot of energy on the court to start the match.

"We have to push through that," he said. Custer County 3, Cripple Creek-Victor 0

At Custer County: Custer County (10-5, 9-1 2A District 1) completed the season sweep of Cripple Creek-Victor (0-8, 0-6) in straight sets, 25-15, 25-10 and 25-10.

The Classical Academy 3, Mitchell 0

At TCA: Pikes Peak 4A No. 3 TCA (8-7, 3-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro) continued its unbeaten start to conference play with a win over Mitchell (4-11, 0-5) 25-9, 25-8, and 25-7. Freshman Olivia Jacobsen had 10 kills to lead TCA.

Liberty 3, Palmer 0

At Liberty: Liberty (8-8, 2-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro) took down Palmer (6-10, 0-3) 25-16, 25-16 and 25-17 to get back to .500 on the season. Sophomore Kita Elsner recorded 11 kills. Lewis-Palmer 3, Falcon 0

At Falcon: Pikes Peak 4A No. 1 Lewis-Palmer (16-0, 4-0 5A/4A Pikes Peak) kept rolling, beating Falcon (1-15, 0-4) in straight sets, 25-13, 25-8 and 25-14.

Sierra 3, Woodland Park 2

At Sierra: Sierra (6-8, 1-2 4A Colorado Springs Metro) outlasted Woodland Park (9-10, 2-2) in five sets 25-21, 15-25, 17-25, 25-23 and 15-12 for the comeback win. Sophomore Gya'ni Sami had 16 kills for Sierra in the win and junior Mackenzie Stultz had 12 kills in the loss for Woodland Park.

Palmer Ridge 3, Air Academy 0

At Air Academy: Led by senior Jenna McGann who recorded 14 kills, Palmer Ridge (12-4, 2-2 5A/4A Pikes Peak) beat Air Academy (8-7, 2-2) 25-20, 25-19 and 25-23. Junior Jillian McGann dished out 22 assists for Palmer Ridge.