Wednesday's prep roundup: Pine Creek girls' soccer earns top 5A CSML seed

Photo -


Pine Creek 3, Liberty 0

At District 20 Stadium: Madeline Alhamra had two goals and an assist, leading Pine Creek (10-4, 5-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) past Liberty (6-8, 3-3) and to a three-way share of the league title with Doherty and Rampart.

The Eagles, the top 5A team in the Pikes Peak region rankings, will be the top seed out of the CSML after finishing ahead in the league tiebreaker standings. The No. 2 Spartans (7-6, 5-1) earned the second automatic bid out of the league, while the third-ranked Rams (11-3, 5-1) have to hope for an at-large bid.

Pine Creek won its past four league games after a 2-0 loss to Rampart on April 13. Coach John Frederick said the team appears to be meshing after a stretch of "turmoil" last month.

"They know what's important, they know what really matters, that they're there for each other," Frederick said. "I think in that sense we've really come around."

Rampart is ranked 28th in the 5A RPI standings, still teetering on the edge of cracking into the 32-team 5A postseason field. It should, however, receive a boost, win or lose, when it concludes its season Thursday against Valor Christian, which is ranked No. 1 in 4A RPI.

"It's hard with this new RPI system to be 11-3 and still be at that point where we're unsure," Rams coach Carisa Whitson said. "That's a little frustrating, but I think the girls and coaching staff are focused on the game tomorrow."

Fountain-Fort Carson 3, Palmer 2

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Fountain-Fort Carson (2-11, 1-5 5A CSML) beat Palmer (2-12-1, 0-6) for its first league win in years.

The Trojans do not have a league win since at least 2011, according to MaxPreps.

Maddy Nein and Celina Jones scored for the Terrors.

Fountain Valley 7, Colorado Springs School 3

At CSS: McKenna Monk scored three times to give her 108 career goals, breaking the school record as Fountain Valley (9-4, 3-0 2A Region 1) beat CSS (4-7, 1-3).

Monk passed former Danes player, Wrendy Rayhill, who owned the record with 107 goals.

The Danes senior also had two assists to give her 281 points on her career. She can add to it Thursday against Evangelical Christian Academy.

Fountain Valley is ranked second in the Pikes Peak region 3A and below rankings, and seventh in RPI.

Cheyenne Mountain 10, Falcon 0

At Cheyenne Mountain: Eight players scored as Cheyenne Mountain (7-6, 4-2 4A/5A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) beat Falcon (4-11, 1-6) by the 10-goal rule.

Piper Negaard and Claire Ross each scored two goals for a second straight day for the Indians. Negaard also had an assist.

Bella Zanotelli recorded her fourth shutout of the season.

Cheyenne Mountain will face Discovery Canyon in the final game of the regular season Friday. The Indians are 16th in RPI and the Thunder are 20th.

"I don't think it's really going to help or hurt either one of us with how RPI works," Cheyenne Mountain coach Tomas Martinez said.

The Falcons finished seventh in league.

Manitou Springs 10, Ellicott 0

At Manitou Springs: Jen Cole scored twice as Manitou Springs (14-1) beat Ellicott (0-14) by 10 goals.

Monique Heiniger and Ailsa Connors each had a goal and two assists for the Mustangs, who have won 11 straight.

Manitou Springs is the top team in the Pikes Peak region 3A and below rankings and No. 3 in RPI.



Air Academy 5, Discovery Canyon 0

At Discovery Canyon: Air Academy (13-4, 9-3 4A/5A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) beat Discovery Canyon (7-10, 5-7) for its fourth straight win.

The Kadets are ranked No. 1 in the 4A Pikes Peak region rankings and eighth in RPI. They outhit the Thunder 6-3.

Palmer Ridge 6, Pueblo South 3, 8 innings

At Runyon Field: The Bears (11-6) scored three runs in the eighth to beat Pueblo South (10-8) in a game that continued from earlier in the season.

Picking up the game in the seventh inning, Charlie Deeds threw two scoreless innings to earn the win. Bridger Havens, Jake Wade and Reese Pepple each had an RBI in the eighth. Palmer Ridge is 18th in RPI.

Canon City 12, Woodland Park 0

At Woodland Park: Brandon Farnsworth drove in three runs and tossed six scoreless innings as Canon City (13-4, 6-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) beat Woodland Park (8-9, 3-3). Farnsworth allowed five hits and struck nine for the Tigers, and Lincoln Andrews homered.

Widefield 19, Sierra 3, 4 innings

At Sierra: Widefield (7-10, 4-2 4A CSML) scored 12 runs in the second inning to fuel a four-inning win over Sierra (2-13, 1-6). Brock Girling tripled for one of his two hits and drove in a run for the Stallions.



Palmer Ridge 10, Cheyenne Mountain 9

At Don Breese: Liz Phillips had four goals and one assist as Palmer Ridge (10-4, 5-1 Southern) beat Cheyenne Mountain (9-4, 3-2).

Eve Phillips added two goals and Sam Rippley had a goal and an assist for the Pikes Peak region No. 2 Bears. Goalie Olivia Ward made four saves.

Palmer Ridge has won six straight since a 14-10 loss to No. 1 Air Academy on April 10.

Rylie Maready and Mallory Hybl each had three goals for the Indians.

Coming into Wednesday, the Bears were ranked eighth in RPI, while Cheyenne Mountain was 15th.

Air Academy 21, Pueblo West 2

At Air Academy: Avery Rodny had four goals and two assists as Air Academy (9-3, 6-0 Southern) beat Pueblo West (3-10, 0-7).

Whitney Moran added two goals and two assists for the Kadets, who are ranked No. 1 in the Pikes Peak region and 16th in RPI.

Pine Creek 15, Palmer 2

At Pine Creek: Brittney White scored four times and Madeleine Bourgois added three goals as Pine Creek (11-4, 5-2 Southern) beat Palmer (2-11, 1-6). The Eagles are ranked third in the Pikes Peak region rankings and 10th in RPI.



Cheyenne Mountain 19, Lutheran 2

At Cheyenne Mountain: Cullen Nordeman had four goals and six assists, Jack Egan had four goals and three assists, and Cheyenne Mountain (10-3, 5-0 4A Southern) beat Lutheran (7-8, 2-3), handily. The Indians, who led 15-1 at half, are ranked second in the Pikes Peak region rankings and sixth in RPI.

Chatfield 15, Palmer 1

At Chatfield: Palmer (2-12, 1-8 Jeffco) lost to Chatfield (6-9, 5-2) for its third straight loss.

Lewis-Palmer 12, Cherokee Trail 5

At Cherokee Trail: The Rangers (13-1) beat Cherokee Trail (6-8) for their 13th straight win.

L-P, which led 7-2 at half, is No. 1 in the Pikes Peak region rankings and sixth in RPI.