Mitchell 3, Coronado 2 (OT)
At Mitchell: Jorge Contreras scored with 2 minutes remaining in the second overtime to lift Mitchell (10-2-3) past Coronado (7-8) and into the 4A Metro league championship game.
A corner kick was headed on to the far post where Contreras gathered it in with his left foot, took one dribble to his right and drilled a shot into the opposite upper corner.
“We played hard today,” Mitchell coach Brett Humphrey said. “They worked hard all week in practice and I couldn’t be more proud of how they played.”
Mitchell took the lead twice but each time Coronado answered. The Marauders scored first on a first-half penalty kick by Contreras. Coronado tied it as C.J. Krampulz headed in a corner kick.
Piko Burgo, a JV player most of the season, gave Mitchell the lead by scoring on his first shot attempt of the season. That might have been the game-winner except that Coronado’s A.J. Johnson tied it again with 10 minutes remaining.
“Hat’s off to Coronado,” Humphrey said. “They responded every time we went ahead and gave us a run.”
Mitchell will play Widefield in the league championship game Friday.
Widefield 4, Mesa Ridge 2
At Widefield: Tyler White scored twice as Widefield (11-2-1) advanced to the finals of the 4A Metro league tournament with a win over Mesa Ridge (5-7-1).
“I knew it was going to be a grudge match,” said Widefield coach Karl Anderson, who pointed out that the teams had split their two matches this season. “I told the boys it would come down to who wanted the win. Tonight it came out for us.”
Widefield will face Mitchell in the league championship match Friday, pitting the teams with the best regular-season records against each other.
“It’s fun; the top two teams in the tournament final is probably how it should be,” Anderson said. “Mitchell took the league title, so we really want to get the tournament title.”
Brandon Toves added a goal and an assist for Widefield Tuesday, while Sean Creamer also had a goal.
Trevon Taylor had 10 saves to earn the win in goal.
Toves leads the Gladiators with 19 goals this season and White is second with 13.
Palmer Ridge 3, Liberty 0
At Liberty: Alex Tillberry had a goal and assisted on two more as Palmer Ridge (13-1-1) knocked off Liberty (7-6-1).
Tillberry scored the Bears’ first goal 10 minutes into the match with an assist from Owen Braley. Tillberry then assisted on Luke Sinkola’s score that made it 2-0 heading into the intermission.
Gustav Siefert added a score in the 56th minute with Tillberry getting his second assist.
Jimmy Kochanski made six saves in recording his ninth shutout of the season. Kochanski and Palmer Ridge have allowed just nine goals this season.
Doherty 2, Sand Creek 1
At Sand Creek: Joel Moreno scored in the 77th minute to lift Doherty (7-5-1) over Sand Creek (10-4).
Carlos Donelson played a through ball to Moreno, who hit a left-footer toward the goal. Sand Creek goalkeeper Jalen Carter got a hand on it but it slipped through for what proved to be the game-winner.
The teams played 58 scoreless minutes before Doherty’s Anthony Acosta broke the drought with a goal on an Eric Cano assist.
The lead was short-lived as approximately 5 minutes later Nestor Hernandez took a free kick from just outside the corner of the penalty area. His shot was stopped by Doherty goalkeeper Ryan Moldenhauer but the rebound was put in by Tom Beckstael.
Manitou Springs 9, Evangelical Christian 1
At Manitou Springs: Sawyer Lincoln had three goals and three assists as Manitou Springs (6-9, 2-3 3A Region 2) blew out ECA (4-10, 1-4).
Lincoln has 14 goals and 12 assists, both team highs.
Nilson daSilva added two goals while Mitchell Patterson, Austin Ramos, Zach Strickland and Jim Slaughter each had one.
St. Mary’s 9, Rye 0
At Rye: Jacob Calhoun scored six goals as St. Mary’s (7-6-2, 4-1-1 3A Region 1) routed Rye (0-12, 0-6).
Jacob Morales, Josh McCarty and Angelo Salazar each added goals for St. Mary’s. Michael Cannon and Tommy King each recorded three assists.
Pine Creek 3, Air Academy 1
At Air Academy: Ryan Jeffers assisted on all three scores as Pine Creek (10-4) came from behind to defeat Air Academy (7-6-1).
Air Academy took the lead on an Austin Dewing score, but Nick Banister evened the score to send the teams into halftime knotted at 1-1.
Alex Holten and Casey Baker scored second-half goals for the Eagles.
Lewis-Palmer 2, Valor Christian 2
At Lewis-Palmer: David Peterson and Marcus Midzor scored for Lewis-Palmer (6-7-2) in a tie with Valor Christian (8-4-2).
Midzor and Brendan Heer had assists for the Rangers.
Spencer Jamison and Adam Guetig scored for Valor Christian.
Fountain Valley 2, Vanguard 1
At Vanguard: Shale Hunter and Joe Colarelli scored to lead Fountain Valley (7-7-1, 4-1-1 3A Region 1) over Vanguard (7-6, 4-3).
Salida 3, James Irwin 0
At Salida: Thibaud Aerts had two assists to lead Salida (11-2) past James Irwin (8-6).
Juniors Evan Schehrer, Ethan Colt and Kevin Scheidt each scored for the Spartans. Schehrer added an assist.
Doherty def. Fountain-Fort Carson 25-12, 25-8, 25-20
At Doherty: Kiara McKibben and Gabby Simpson each had five aces as Doherty remained unbeaten with a win over Fountain-Fort Carson (6-10, 0-4 5A Metro League).
The jump-serving Spartans had 20 aces in improving to 17-0 overall and 3-0 in league play.
Haleigh Washington and Jamila Biglow each had five kills for Doherty.
Air Academy def. Palmer Ridge 26-28, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18
At Air Academy: Jordan Pingel had 20 kills as Air Academy (13-5, 4-2 4A Pikes Peak League) outlasted Palmer Ridge (8-6, 3-3).
Chelsea Payne and Ashley Pagan added 16 and 11 kills, respectively, for the Kadets.
Pine Creek def. Palmer 25-18, 25-18, 25-13
At Pine Creek: Tiegen Skains had 11 kills and a pair of blocks to lead Pine Creek (13-3, 4-0 5A Metro League) past Palmer (8-12, 0-4).
Alyssa Brinton and Mackenzie Swan each added five kills for Pine Creek, while Brinton had a team-high seven digs.
Mesa Ridge def. Woodland Park 25-15, 25-17, 22-25, 25-16
At Mesa Ridge: Sarabeth Haworth and Grace Neal accounted for 36 of Mesa Ridge’s 45 kills as the Grizzlies improved to 15-3 with a 4A Metro league tournament win over Woodland Park (8-9).
Haworth had 19 kills and Neal 17.
Linnea Sauer led Woodland Park with 13 kills.
Widefield def. Wasson 25-18, 25-23, 25-18
At Widefield: Katie Davis had 11 kills and Domi Skalla added eight to lead Widefield (11-7) past Wasson (0-17) in the 4A Metro League Tournament.
Davis added five service aces and six digs. The ace total was matched by Jessie Luedeke and the dig mark was equaled by Skalla for the team lead.
Coronado def. Mitchell 25-11, 25-20, 25-14
At Coronado: Coronado improved to 15-3 with a straight-sets victory over Mitchell (5-13) in the 4A Metro League Tournament
Bekah Morley led Mitchell with nine kills and 16 digs.
Colorado Springs School def. James Irwin 25-21, 25-16, 25-19
At Colorado Springs School: Liz Beggs provided Colorado Springs School (16-2) with solid passing, 11 digs and three service aces in a win over James Irwin (8-9).
Kendra Baucom led the Kodiaks with nine kills and Maddy Mason had eight.
Rampart def. Liberty 25-11, 25-14, 25-22
At Rampart: Rampart improved to 10-7 overall and 3-1 in the 5A Metro league with a victory over Liberty (9-9, 2-2).
Kylie Camacho had five kills and four assisted blocks for Liberty. Tori Gaherty also had five kills for the Rams along with a team-best 10 digs.
Falcon def. Discovery Canyon 25-22, 25-20, 25-21
At Falcon: Kailey Boyd had nine kills and Kelly Wilson eight to lead Falcon (10-6, 3-3 4A Pikes Peak league) over Discovery Canyon (8-9, 2-4).
Wilson added three aces and Andrea Orth had a team-high 13 digs.
Calhan def. Pikes Peak Christian 26-24, 25-22, 16-25, 19-25, 15-12
At Pikes Peak Christian: Calhan (8-10, 6-3 2A Black Forest League) held off Pikes Peak Christian (6-9, 2-6).
Calhan went up two sets to none, but Pikes Peak Christian rallied to tie it at two sets apiece. Calhan won the deciding set 15-12.
Kaitlin DeGuilio led Pikes Peak Christian with 14 kills.