Tuesday's prep roundup: Vista Ridge spikers snaps six-year slide against Air Academy



Vista Ridge 3, Air Academy 0

At Vista Ridge: Behind 10 kills, 11 digs and four blocks from Bayli Monck, Vista Ridge (15-7, 4-2 PPAC) swept Air Academy (8-9, 2-4) and snapped a six-game losing streak to the Kadets.

Vista Ridge took a narrow 25-23 win in the first set before cruising to 25-13 and 25-14 victories to earn its first win against Air Academy since Oct. 7, 2010.

Lewis-Palmer 3, Sand Creek 0

At Lewis-Palmer: Michaela Putnicki registered 10 kills, and Aleyna Kennel served up 11 aces as Pikes Peak 4A No. 1 Lewis-Palmer (18-0, 6-0 5A/4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) allowed only 20 points in a three-game sweep of Sand Creek (7-15, 0-6).

Rampart 3, Liberty 0

At Rampart: Jordan Valentine's 10 kills and 20 digs from Maddy Harms weren't nearly enough as Liberty (8-9, 2-2 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) fell to District 20 foe and Pikes Peak 5A No. 1 Rampart (11-6, 4-0).

Pine Creek 3, Palmer 0

At Pine Creek: Lindsey Jin led a balanced hitting attack with nine kills to help Pikes Peak 5A No. 2 Pine Creek (11-6, 3-1 5A CSML) bounce back from its lone league loss to Rampart by sweeping Palmer (7-11, 1-4).

Canon City 3, Mesa Ridge 0

At Canon City: Canon City (11-6, 6-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) ran its winning streak to seven matches and remained tied for the top spot in the league standings with a sweep of Mesa Ridge (6-10, 3-2).

CSCS 3, Manitou Springs 0

At CSCS: Christine Ajayi had 15 kills and 14 digs to help Pikes Peak 3A/2A No. 1 CSCS (17-4, 11-0 3A Tri-Peaks) to a sweep of Manitou Springs (8-9, 6-4) for its first league title since 2010.

The Lions also broke a four-game losing streak in the series.

Simla 3, Peyton 0

At Simla: Emily Starkie had 12 digs and three kills as Peyton (5-13, 3-4 2A Black Forest) played Simla (14-4, 6-1) tough, dropping a 25-20, 25-11, 25-23 decision.

St. Mary’s 3, James Irwin 0

At St. Mary’s: Emily Broerman had 19 digs and two aces, and Jackie Delfeld added a team-high 11 kills as St. Mary’s (15-3, 9-2 3A Tri-Peaks) won its fifth straight match and stopped a two-game winning streak by James Irwin (9-10, 3-8).


Vista Ridge 3, Air Academy 2

At Air Academy: Joel Walker scored twice as Vista Ridge (9-6, 4-3 5A/4A Pikes Peak) rallied in the second half for the program's first victory over Air Academy (11-4, 4-3).

Vista Ridge had lost the first six games in the series, dating back to the 2010 season.

Air Academy dropped its second straight.

Lewis-Palmer 3, Sand Creek 1

At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer (12-3, 5-2 5A/4A Pikes Peak) wrapped up second place in the final league standings by pulling away from Sand Creek (10-5, 3-4) with two second-half goals.

Palmer Ridge 8, Falcon 0

At Falcon: Nick Boldvich, Larry Diaz and Eldar Krause all scored twice for Pikes Peak 4A No. 3 Palmer Ridge (10-3-1, 4-2-1 5A/4A Pikes Peak), which dealt Falcon (1-14, 0-7) its ninth straight setback.

Gavin Hornung and Pheneas Ndahayo also added goals for the Bears.

Mitchell 3, Elizabeth 2

At Elizabeth: Mitchell (9-5, 7-0 4A CSML) won its eighth straight game and set up Thursday’s league championship game against TCA by rallying to beat Elizabeth.

Cheyenne Mountain 3, Discovery Canyon 1

At Cheyenne Mountain: Luke White scored twice and added an assist as Pikes Peak 4A No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain (13-1-1, 6-0-1 4A/5A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) downed Discovery Canyon (7-8, 1-6) to finish the regular season on a nine-game unbeaten streak.

Canon City 2, Woodland Park 0

At Canon City: Gozalo Garcia-Camacho scored twice to record his third two-goal game of the season, helping Canon City (5-9, 2-5 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) snap a five-game losing streak by beating Woodland Park (4-10, 1-6).

Luke Abercrombie had three saves to record the shutout for the Tigers.

TCA 9, Mesa Ridge 0

At TCA: Jaden Borja scored three goals, and Jake Slater and Titus Grant added two apiece to pace Pikes Peak 4A No. 2 TCA (12-2, 7-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) past Mesa Ridge (5-9, 4-3) for its 11th straight victory.

Liberty 4, Palmer 2

At Liberty: Dawson Calloway scored three goals for Liberty (3-11, 2-3 5A Colorado Springs Metro League), which rallied from a one-goal halftime deficit to knock off Palmer (2-11-1, 2-3).

Ryan Klimek added a goal for the Lancers, who also got two assists from Caleb Norwood and Ryan Benitez.