Palmer Ridge 4, Cheyenne Mountain 0
At Don Breese Stadium: Katie Doiron scored twice as Palmer Ridge (13-1-1) ended the regular season with a shutout of Cheyenne Mountain (8-6-1) in a possible first-round playoff preview.
The top eight teams in the Ratings Percentage Index qualify for the playoffs, which begin this weekend. Prior to the game, the Bears held the No. 1 spot, while the Indians were No. 8 and in position for their first playoff appearance since 2014.
Hannah Tellez and Kyra Rothwell also scored goals for Palmer Ridge, the state runner-up in 2014 and 2016 which will carry a nine-game winning streak into the postseason.
Lucy Peloso stopped four shots for Cheyenne Mountain, which enjoyed a resurgence in 2017 with wins over state powers Kent Denver and Cherry Creek and are guaranteed a winning record for the first time in recent memory.
Thompson Valley 7, Palmer Ridge 2
At Loveland: Jeremy Vitro and Nick Miller scored for Palmer Ridge (3-11-1), which finished the season with a road loss.
Zach Pribyl and Ethan Ward had assists for the Bears, who also got a six-save performance from keeper Nathan Kugler.
Doherty 3, Bear Creek 1
At Doherty: Doherty (6-11) broke a four-match losing skid with a 25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 27-25 win over Bear Creek (5-12) in nonleague action.
Calhan 3, Fountain Valley 1
At Fountain Valley: Calhan (12-6, 6-2 2A Black Forest) rebounded from a loss that evened the match early, winning the final two games as the Bulldogs ran their winning streak to seven matches by knocking off Fountain Valley (9-7, 3-4), 25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 25-19.
At Parker: Palmer Ridge’s Isabel Tellez took ninth in the all-around (33.575 points), helping her squad to a sixth-place team finish at the league meet at Ponderosa High School.
Cherry Creek, Elizabeth and Ponderosa claimed the top three team scores.
The District 20 consolidated team, headquartered at Rampart, finished eighth and had three top-10 finishers.
Gabby Peltier took eighth in the bars (8.65) and 10th in the floor exercise (9.1), while Courtney James (8.95) and Shea Kagarise (8.9) finished ninth and 10th, respectively, in the vault.