September 25, 2012 Updated: July 3, 2013 at 9:32 am
Highlights from Tuesday's high school action in the Pikes Peak region:
Mesa Ridge 6, Widefield 5 (2OT)
At Mesa Ridge: Each team scored three times in the first half and twice in the second in what was a wild shootout.
Leon Sanchez and Chad Cross each had two goals for Mesa Ridge, which blew two separate two-goal leads before regrouping in overtime. Anthony Cross and Robert Schwanz scored the other two Mesa Ridge goals.
For the Grizzlies (3-5, 2-1 4A Metro), the win was revenge for a 6-3 loss at the hands of their rivals in the first game of the season.
Brandon Toves and Jared Foulk each had two goals for Widefield (5-2-1, 2-0) and Tyler White added the fifth score for the Gladiators.
“It was back-and-forth like a tennis match; the closer the game, the more fun it is,” Widefield coach Karl Anderson said. “It’s a bad taste in our mouth, but this rivalry is great. We were down two goals in the first half and in the second half and Brandon tied it with eight minutes left in the game.”
Cheyenne Mountain 2, Lewis-Palmer 1
At Cheyenne Mountain: The Indians (4-2, 1-1 4A Pikes Peak) beat Lewis-Palmer keeper Fabio Eickmeier twice to win their first conference game of the season.
Daniel Munn scored the lone goal for the Rangers (3-5, 1-1), who saw their late rally attempt fall short.
St. Mary’s 2, Fountain Valley 2
At Fountain Valley: Jae Jin Lee scored both goals for Fountain Valley in the first half, giving the Danes (3-4-1, 0-0-1 3A Region 1) a 2-1 lead at the break. However, St. Mary’s would score its second goal off Fountain Valley keeper Griffin Shelor in the second half to force the tie after neither team converted in either overtime.
No stats were provided for the Pirates (2-4-2, 1-0-1).
The Classical Academy 9, Manitou Springs 0
At TCA: The Titans, ranked No. 1 in the state in 3A, trampled the Mustangs (4-6) behind hat tricks from both Evan Young and Robby Jacobs. Markus Koloszy added a goal and two assists and Peter Tonsits and James Larivee had the other two tallies for TCA (8-1).
Liberty def. Falcon 26-28, 19-25, 25-18, 25-23, 15-12
At Liberty: Tori Gaherty had 21 kills and 17 digs and Kylie Camacho and Kennedy Castaneda each added 26 digs for the Lancers (7-6). Codi Inloes-Williams had 21 assists and 16 digs for Liberty.
Andrea Orth had 16 digs and Megan Orth added 13 digs for Falcon (7-2). Melissa Hover led the Falcons with 12 assists and Kailey Boyd tallied eight kills.
Palmer def. Vista Ridge 25-18, 25-18, 25-18
At Palmer: Palmer followed a big win over Pomona a week ago with a solid non-conference victory.
Lauren Ash had 19 assists and 10 digs and Maren Plutt added seven kills, four digs and two aces for the Terrors (5-7). Lisa Tuggle led Palmer with 17 digs and Layne Hoke had five aces.
“We came off the Pomona win and the momentum carried over,” Palmer coach Sergio Rangel said. “We took the lead from the get-go and never relinquished it. One of the focus points was not to let down and we came out and played very well.”
No stats were provided for Vista Ridge (3-9).
Mesa Ridge def. Widefield 25-13, 25-17, 25-10
At Widefield: Grace Neal had 11 digs and 10 kills and Aeryn Quintana led the Grizzlies with 24 assists. Sarabeth Haworth had eight kills, eight digs and five aces for Mesa Ridge (10-2, 3-0 4A Metro).
Meghan Mahoney tallied eight assists and three kills and Domi Skalla added six digs and three kills for Widefield (7-5, 1-2).
St. Mary’s def. Ellicott 25-11, 25-12, 25-9
At Ellicott: Hannah Stockelman had six kills and five digs and Bria Sweeney added 10 aces, six digs and five kills for the Pirates. Nicole Niles led St. Mary’s (11-1, 5-0 3A Tri-Peaks East) with 11 assists.
No stats were provided for Ellicott (5-6, 2-4).
Air Academy def. Discovery Canyon 25-10, 25-19, 25-14
At Discovery Canyon: Jordan Pingel had 14 kills and 13 digs to lead Air Academy. Bryce Schwartz had 29 assists and 13 digs and Chelsea Payne had 17 digs and 13 kills for the Kadets (9-3, 1-0 4A Pikes Peak).
No stats were provided for Discovery Canyon (6-5, 0-1).
Woodland Park def. Sierra 25-12, 25-17, 25-19
At Sierra: Paloma Juarros had 34 assists and nine digs to lead Woodland Park and Carli Vahsholtz and Linnea Sauer each had 10 kills for the Panthers (5-6, 3-0 4A Metro). Hannah Sauer had 10 digs and three aces for Woodland Park.
No stats were provided for Sierra (0-10, 0-3).
Coronado def. Wasson 25-14, 25-8, 25-18
At Wasson: Coronado (9-2, 3-0 4A Metro) has won nine of 10 matches since an opening-season loss to Cheyenne Mountain.
Nicole Douglas had six digs and Hannah Dailey had six assists to lead Wasson (0-11, 0-3).
Pikes Peak Christian def. Colorado Deaf & Blind 25-6, 25-10, 25-8
At CSD&B: Krystan Woodcock had 13 assists and five aces and Megan Kalina added 12 assists and six aces for the Eagles. Kaitlyn DeGuilio led PPC (4-2) with nine kills and Julie Denning added seven kills and six aces.
No stats were provided for the Bulldogs (0-7).
Lamar def. James Irwin 25-8, 25-14, 25-12
At James Irwin: James Irwin saw its four-match winning streak come to a halt as it suffered its second conference loss of the season.
Kalyn Brenner had five digs and two assists in a losing effort for the Jaguars (6-5, 4-2 3A Tri-Peaks East).