Published: May 9, 2012
Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports action involving teams from the Pikes Peak region:
GIRLS’ SOCCER PLAYOFFS
Round of 32
No. 8 Pine Creek 2, No. 25 Boulder 0
At District 20 Stadium: Annie Wooldridge was lethal from the flank, setting up both Pine Creek goals in tying the school’s all-time assist record with 35.
The only problem was that second goal didn’t come until 30 seconds remained on the clock.
“It was nice for me to finally be able to breathe,” Eagles (11-3-2) coach John Frederick said. “Would have been nice to breathe earlier than that, but we’ll take it.
“She’s a special player,” Frederick added about Wooldridge, a senior.
Frederick expected a tight game, as the 5A playoffs rarely produce anything else. Boulder (6-4-5), which plays in the difficult Front Range League, was hurt in the seeding by its large number of ties, setting up a fairly evenly matched first-round showdown.
Wooldridge first set up Kailin Brinton in the 64th minute, then assisted Stephanie DuMosch for the late score.
It was the fourth goal in as many games for DuMosch, a junior.
Defensively, Bri Legaspi made five saves.
“She earned her shutout for sure,” said Frederick, whose team will host a round-of-16 game at 3 p.m. Saturday against either No. 9 Rock Canyon or No. 24 Lakewood.
No. 17 Standley Lake 2, No. 16 Rampart 1 (OT)
No. 10 Heritage 3, No. 23 Doherty 0
No. 4 St. Mary’s 3, No. 29 Estes Park 0
At Grace Center: St. Mary’s coach Gregg Braha didn’t feel his team was sharp after an eight-day layoff, but the results didn’t reflect it.
The Pirates (14-2) didn’t allow a shot on goal and played all 20 players on their roster in knocking off Estes Park (6-7-1)
“Tonight we came out, not so much flat, but a bit uneven and a bit out of sync, I thought,” Braha said. “But we’ll take the win and move on.”
The Pirates scored first on an Alex Sjobakken goal in the 14th minute, then took a 2-0 lead when Emily Loof found the net in the 36th minute.
Dawn Reachard’s second-half goal capped the scoring.
The long layoff and the first round behind him, Braha is looking forward to a Saturday matchup against No. 13 Coal Ridge, which will come to Colorado Springs from near Grand Junction.
“I think you look for a win and you look to advance and you don’t worry about a lot of the other things,” Braha said.
No. 6 TCA 5, No. 27 Trinidad 0
At TCA: Defending champion TCA had four goals from Meghan Troupe and scored four times in the second half.
Joanie Jacks added a goal and an assist for the Titans (11-2-3).
Trinidad (7-8-1) put no shots on TCA goalie Claire LaValley.
No. 7 Resurrection Christian 7, No. 26 Evangelical Christian 2
At Resurrection Christian: Hannah Peterson and Allison Weaver each scored a pair of goals for Resurrection Christian (11-2-1), which knocked out ECA (8-7).
No. 10 Kent Denver 1, Fountain Valley 0
At Kent Denver: Aubrie Pike’s second-half goal was the difference as Kent Denver (7-5-4) survived against Fountain Valley (7-5-1).
Sun Devils goalie Morgan McGonagle made two saves.