Tuesday's prep roundup: Palmer volleyball beats Pine Creek for first time since 2004

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VOLLEYBALL

Palmer 3, Pine Creek 2

At Palmer: For senior night, Palmer did something the program had not done since its coach, Adrianne Dettler, was a senior at the downtown school.

Beat Pine Creek.

Before Tuesday, the Terrors (11-7, 2-3 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) had dropped the past 12 matches to the Eagles (8-9, 2-2), going all the way back to 2005.

That's because the year before, Dettler was on the court the last time the Terrors emerged victorious against Pine Creek.

"My athletic director (Chris Miner) told me she was pretty sure this was the first Palmer win over Pine Creek in over a decade," Dettler said. "I was on that team in '04. That was a great team. This is an exciting time for us. We showed a lot of toughness and grit, especially in the fifth set."

Pine Creek took the opening set, then Palmer won the next two before the Eagles forced a winner-take-all fifth set. The Terrors took a 15-13 decision to close it out.

Rampart 3, Liberty 0

At Liberty: Rampart (11-5, 4-0 5A CS Metro) kept pace with Coronado atop the conference standings, sweeping Liberty (10-7, 3-1) and dealing the Lancers their first league loss. The Rams took the match by scores of 25-21, 25-23, 25-12.

Palmer Ridge 3, Discovery Canyon 1

At Palmer Ridge: After dropping the first set, Palmer Ridge (16-2, 5-1 4A/5A Pikes Peak) took command by winning the next three sets as the Bears won their fifth straight match, 19-25, 25-13, 25-18, 27-25.

Riley Simpson, Mac Russ and Summer Reflogal led a balanced hitting attack with 17, 12 and 10 kills, respectively.

Discovery Canyon, which also took a rare set from Lewis-Palmer in a four-set loss Oct. 12, fell to 9-8, 4-3.

St. Mary's 3, James Irwin 0

At James Irwin: Emily Wilcox had eight kills and Alexa LaMack added six digs to help St. Mary's (7-10, 6-5 3A Tri-Peaks) to a 25-22, 25-14, 25-15 sweep of James Irwin (6-13, 2-9). LaMack also registered 26 assists.

 

BOYS' SOCCER

Sand Creek 3, Lewis-Palmer 2

At Sand Creek: Twins Gossaye and Tadessa Burdick each scored, Jayden Austin added another goal, and Sand Creek (13-1-1, 5-1-1 4A/5A Pikes Peak) held off Lewis-Palmer (5-9, 4-2) to break a four-game losing streak in the series.

Sand Creek led 2-1 at halftime and added to it with a goal 13 minutes into the second half before a Lewis-Palmer penalty kick reduced the deficit to one with 13 minutes left.

Pine Creek 3, Doherty 2

At D20 Stadium: Pine Creek (6-6-2, 4-1 5A CS Metro) scored the game-winner in the second half, keeping pace with Liberty in a share of second place heading into the regular-season finale Friday against the Lancers.

Jon Schroeder scored twice for Pine Creek, while Jimmy Laucirica added another and Sam Bishop chipped in with two assists.

Doherty fell to 4-9-1, 2-3.

Air Academy 7, Vista Ridge 0

At Vista Ridge: Air Academy (15-0, 7-0 4A/5A Pikes Peak) finished the regular season with a perfect record, thanks to a six-goal eruption in the second half to blow out Vista Ridge (4-11, 2-5).

TCA 4, Mesa Ridge 0

At Mesa Ridge: Jake Slater scored twice, and Elias Ponce and Kennan Roewer added goals as TCA (13-1, 7-0 4A CS Metro) stayed perfect in 32 league games since moving up from 3A in 2014. The Titans can finish their fourth straight undefeated league season on Thursday against Mitchell.

TCA scored twice in each half. Slater opened the scoring in the seventh minute, then Ponce doubled the lead 15 minutes later. Slater added his second just one minute into the second half and Roewer finished the scoring later in the half.

Kyle Costra made six saves for Mesa Ridge (10-4, 5-2).

Liberty 7, Palmer 0

At Garry Berry Stadium: One night after having its six-game winning streak snapped against first-place Rampart, Liberty (9-4-1, 4-1 5A CS Metro) resumed its winning ways, using a five-goal second half to beat Palmer (2-12, 0-5), sending the Terrors to their seventh straight loss.

Dawson Calloway had two goals and two assists, and Caleb Norwood scored twice to pace the Lancers' attack. Brandon Shaughnessy, Jesse Boyd and Kylan Crafts-Thimmig also scored for Liberty.

Widefield 4, Harrison 2

At Widefield: Kody Scholl scored three goals and Victor Luquin made nine saves to highlight a Widefield (7-6-1, 4-2-1 4A CS Metro) win over Harrison (4-9-1, 2-6).

Alex Ortiz-Ocho also scored for the Gladiators, while Justin Clemens, Michael Westburg, Diego Gaytan each had assists.

Fountain-Fort Carson 2, Coronado 0

At Garry Berry Stadium: Cameron Martinez and Caden Aragon each scored as Fountain-Fort Carson (5-9-1, 2-4) ended its season with a shutout win over Coronado (5-9, 1-4).

Atlas Prep 4, Vanguard 2

At Atlas Prep: Lamario Nisbeth scored all four of his goals in the second half to lead Atlas Prep (10-2-1, 4-1-1 3A Tri-Peaks 1) past The Vanguard School.

Carlos Sandoval and Angelito Caballero added assists for the second-year Gryphons, who are in line for no worse than a share for the league crown.

Manitou Springs 5, William Smith 4

At Aurora: Jezreal Sommers had the hat trick for Manitou Springs (12-2-1) in a high-scoring nonleague contest as the Mustangs finished the regular season on a high note. Ryan Bergsten and Alliah Halcomb also scored for the Mustangs, who also got 13 saves from goalie Zach Talbot.

CSCS 7, Sheridan 0

At UCCS Mountain Lion Stadium: Lookens Smith, Seth Capps and Kinsley Smith each scored two goals as CSCS (12-2) won its ninth straight game. Noah Banderas also scored for the Tri-Peaks 2 league-champion Lions, who entered the game ranked fifth in the 3A Ratings Percentage Index, which determines postseason qualifiers.

 

FIELD HOCKEY

Palmer Ridge 11, Arapahoe 0

At Palmer Ridge: Katie Doiron and Abby Herman scored three goals each as Palmer Ridge (12-1-1) made quick work of Arapahoe en route to the Bears' 12th straight win.

The Bears, who also got two goals from Jordyn Isner and a goal and two assists from Sydney Chytka, led 6-0 at halftime.

Liberty 2, Golden 2 (OT)

At Rooney Road Sports Complex: Julia Anarumo had a goal and an assist, and Molly Matheson added a goal as Liberty (2-10-3) ended its season with a tie at Golden (3-11-1). Lancers' goalkeeper Christina Jensen preserved the tie with nine saves.