Published: May 7, 2013
Discovery Canyon 2, Durango 0
At Durango: The long trek to Durango may have slowed No. 21 Discovery Canyon's offense early, but neither the trek nor the No. 12 Durango defense could contain it throughout.
Beth Plentl and Sherry Langseth scored about 5 minutes apart in the second half to give the Thunder (9-5-2) an upset victory on the road over the Demons (10-4-1).
'We're really happy to make it worthwhile, ' first-year coach Maren Hendershot-McCrary said.
While the offense was trying to find its legs, the defense and goalie Taylor Barbato held off the Demons. Barbato finished with 13 saves, several of them key in the first half.
'Our defense has really been our strength most of the season, ' Hendershot-McCrary said. 'Our back line just held them off, held them really strong. . Our defense was really a stronghold for us. '
The Thunder travel to Air Academy on Friday.
Cheyenne Mountain 4, Pueblo West 0
At Cheyenne Mountain: Pikes Peak Athletic Conference champion and No. 1 overall seed Cheyenne Mountain (13-2-1) focused on possession and defense.
With those two factors clicking, the offense took care of itself.
Hannah Gerdin notched a hat trick in the first half and the Indians cruised into the second round with a shutout against No. 32 Pueblo West (10-6).
'The plan we had was to not let them shoot or not let them have the ball, ' Indians coach Tomas Martinez said. 'We were never in jeopardy. '
The Indians gave up two shots from 25 yards out that never threatened.
Cheyenne Mountain will host its second-round game at 4:30 p.m. against the winner between No. 17 Weld Central and No. 16 D'Evelyn, which was delayed by weather until Wednesday.
Thompson Valley 7, St. Mary's 1
At Thompson Valley: St. Mary's first sojourn into the state lacrosse playoffs was a brief one.
No. 8 Thompson Valley (11-5) took a 5-0 lead after the first half and held off No. 9 St. Mary's (9-7) in the second half to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Alex Greenley scored the Pirates' only goal, while goalie Tyler Anderson made 14 saves.
ECA 13, Miami-Yoder 3, 5 innings
At ECA: Evangelical Christian Academy (10-10) made it a short day in its 2A District 3 opener, with a 10-run rule victory over Miami-Yoder (1-13, 1-12).
JD Kohl came on in relief and threw 4 2/3 solid innings, striking out seven and allowing just one unearned run, for the Eagles.
At the plate, David Schipper, who was pulled off the mound after 1/3 innings, drove in four runs from the cleanup position and Kohl tripled and scored four times. Freshman Jacob Kohl doubled, went 3-for-4, scored three runs and drove in another.
Garrett Grasmick drove in a run for the Buffaloes.
Cheyenne Mountain 7, Valor Christian 5
At Valor Christian: A four-run fifth gave Cheyenne Mountain () its first lead of the game and the only one the Indians would need.
Evan Castle hit his fourth home run of the season, doubled and drove in two, and three others had RBIs for the Indians.
After trailing 2-0, the Indians tied it with a two-run third, only to fall behind in the bottom of the inning. But Cheyenne Mountain put up the four spot in the fifth and tacked on one more in the seventh to secure the win.