Tuesday's prep roundup: Liberty's Bervig, Palmer Ridge's team win Elizabeth Invitational golf



Elizabeth Invitational

At Spring Valley Golf Club: Liberty sophomore Brandon Bervig shot a 1-over par 73 to claim the individual title, while Liberty placed fourth with 244 strokes.

Elijah Harp of Palmer Ridge finished just one stroke behind Bervig for second to help his team win the tournament title with 238 strokes. Doherty's Andrew Stroh shot a 76 to place third. The Bears were followed by Valor Christian A (241), Valor Christian B (243), Liberty, Woodland Park (247) and The Classical Academy rounded out the top six with 255.

Woodland Park's performance brought the Panthers within five strokes of 4A CSML leader TCA. Woodland Park's Sam Levy finished sixth at 7-over 79. Three tournaments remain in the race for the league title.

Host Elizabeth finished with a score of 268.


Douglas County 5, Air Academy 3

At Air Academy: The Kadets fell to 6-2 with the loss against Douglas County.

Palmer Ridge 16, Woodland Park 15

At Palmer Ridge: Woodland Park, reigning three-time 4A CSML champs, fell to 0-2 after a high scoring affair against Palmer Ridge as the Bears notched in win in their opening game of the season.

Fountain-Fort Carson 9, Doherty 4

At Doherty: The Trojans had 16 hits to Doherty's eight and FFC senior Nicaria Andrews was responsible for four of them. Aleah Sanders and Danielle Naranjo each had three hits and Emily Howling led the scoring with four RBIs. Teri Forney led the Spartans with two RBIs.

Pine Creek 12, Coronado 1

At Holmes Middle School: The Eagles improved to 1-1 with the win and Coronado fell to 0-4.


St. Mary's 2, Faith Christian 2

At St. Mary's: The Pirates (1-0) were down 2-0 in the first half but came back to make it 2-1 before the end of the first. In the second half Diego Zapata scored the equalizer off of a penalty kick he had to kick twice.

St. Mary's coach Gregg Braha said Zapata was called for encroachment on the first kick, which he made, and then had to take a second shot, which he also made. Zapata put the ball in on the right side the first time and then figured the goalkeeper knew where he was going to go the second time, according to Braha, so he put it to the left and made the second.

"He beat him twice," Braha said.

Braha was proud of the way his team came back from being down 2-0, especially against a team that is ranked fifth in 3A while St. Mary's did not receive a single vote.

"It was a good tie," Braha said.

Palmer Ridge 4, Liberty 1

At Don Breese Stadium: The Bears scored twice in each half to improve to 2-0. Larry Diaz scored three goals and Justin Rower had the other. Eldar Krause had a hand in two of the goals, and Dom Lourerio and Brandon Pappas each had an assist for Palmer Ridge.

Dawson Calloway scored for the Lancers (0-2) and Caleb Norwood had the assist.

Colorado Springs Christian School 5, Coronado 3

At Garry Berry Stadium: The Lions scored three times in the first half and added another two in the second to start their season off with a win. Coronado fell to 0-2.

Harrison 4, Palmer 1

At Harrison: The Panthers (1-0) scored twice in each half and held the Terrors (0-3-1) scoreless after the first.

Lewis-Palmer 3, Skyline 2

At Skyline: Lewis-Palmer (2-1) won in overtime after outscoring Skyline 3-2 in a shootout. The Falcons fell to 1-1.

Pueblo West 5, Canon City 2

At Canon City: The game was tied after the first half but the Cyclones (4-1) got hot in the second and netted four goals to hand the Tigers (0-1) a loss in their opener. Tanner Hunt scored both goals for Canon City and Lane Abercrombie had 12 saves in net for the Tigers. Stats for the Pueblo West were not reported.

Bear Creek 3, Doherty 0

At Garry Berry: Bear Creek (2-0) scored one goal in the first and added two in the second half to blank Doherty in the Spartans' (0-1) opener.

Cheyenne Mountain 1, Broomfield 0

At Broomfield: Cheyenne Mountain's Luke White was the lone scorer and it proved to be just enough for the Indians who improved to 3-0. Matt Depeppe had the assist. Broomfield fell to 1-1.


Evangelical Christian Academy 3, Harrison 0

At Harrison: Maria Gergen led the Eagles (1-0) with eight kills as ECA handed the Panthers (0-2) their second loss. ECA coach Becky Kyle was proud of the way her team performed in its season opener. She mentioned setter Amanda Bost, who finished with 16 assists, as one of the players that stuck out to her Tuesday.

"She definitely led the team well and kept the pace of the game at a good level," Kyle said.

The Eagles finished 6-14 last season and Kyle has high expectations for the team this year.

"They have very excellent fundamentals and they really enjoy playing together," she said. "I think that will take them far."

Stats for Harrison were not reported.

The Classical Academy 3, Falcon 1

At Falcon: TCA lost the first set 26-24 but recovered well to improve to 1-1. In an email, TCA coach Kiyo Greene said junior Annie Zielinski "played a fantastic game as an outside hitter," and called her "very consistent." Greene also complimented the play of Marlo Masters and Cayla Wilburn, who was setting her first varsity game.

James Irwin 3, Mitchell 0

At Mitchell: The Jaguars (3-1) held The Marauders (0-2) to under 20 points in all three sets, including to just eight points in the final set. Aleah Brenner led the Marauders with three kills while Jordan Lopez and Nova Poe-Steppler each had one. Stats for James Irwin were not reported.

Colorado Springs School 3, Peyton 0

At Colorado Springs School: Peyton (0-1) came close to taking the first set from CSS (1-0) but it was all Kodiaks the rest of the way in both teams' opening matches.

Palmer Ridge 3, Widefield 1

At Palmer Ridge: Palmer Ridge lost the second set but the Bears didn't have a problem the rest of the way as they improved to 2-0 and handed Widefield (0-1) a season-opening loss. Senior Jenna McGann led all players with 14 kills and also had 11 digs for the Bears. Jillian McGann finished with 12 digs and Megan Skahill led the team with 15.

Senior Nia Smith led the Gladiators with nine kills and Mallory Hutchison finished with seven.

Rampart 3, Vista Ridge 2

At Vista Ridge: Rampart (1-0) lost the first two sets but rallied in the final three to win the match against the Wolves (1-2).

Woodland Park 3, Buena Vista 2

At Woodland Park: The Panthers (1-0) won their season opener in a tight match against Buena Vista (1-1). The Demons won the first two sets and lost by just two points in each of the final three sets. Kourtney Cox had 21 kills for the Panthers followed by teammate Sarah Garner who had eight and Delaney Battin who finished with seven. Garner also had seven blocks.

Stats for Buena Vista were not reported.

Doherty 3, Pueblo County 1

At Pueblo County: The Spartans fell in the first set but held the Hornets (0-1) to 10 points in the second and third and 15 points in the fourth to improve to 2-0.


Liberty 7, CSCS 0

At Liberty: The Lancers won each match in straight sets and only allowed the Lions to score points in two sets. Liberty's No. 3 singles player Cameron Drew defeated Jason Liu 7-5, 6-0, and Liberty's No. 1 doubles team of Sean Bohuslavsky and Austin Lauritzen defeated Vincent Shi and Elijah Siu 6-0, 6-1.

Pine Creek 7, Palmer 0

At Pine Creek: The only match between the Eagles and the Terrors to go all three sets was in No. 2 doubles, and Pine Creek won 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.