Pine Creek 8, Rampart 1
At D-20 Stadium: Pine Creek (12-1-2 overall, 4-0-1 5A Metro) officially clinched the league title and a spot in the 5A playoffs.
On an overcast Monday afternoon Aaron Haefner scored four goals, Michael Steffy added two more and the Eagles closed their regular-season schedule with ease.
Seniors Sean Cleary and Nicholas Farley also scored in the rout.
Meanwhile, Rampart (7-7, 1-4) has lost five of its past six games.
St. Mary's 1, James Irwin 0
At James Irwin: Tommy King crossed the ball in front of the net, Diego Zapata put a right foot on it to score the game's only goal and suddenly St. Mary's (4-10 overall. 4-1 3A Region 1) found itself in the driver's seat to grab the league title.
"I am so happy to hear the position we are in now," Pirates coach Lou Sagastume said after hearing about the scoreless draw between Fountain Valley (8-5-1, 4-1-1) and Vanguard (8-4-1, 4-1-1) later in the day. "We control our own fate."
If the Pirates beat Rye (3-7, 2-3) on Tuesday they win the title and a spot in the 3A playoffs.
St. Mary's season began with eight straight losses.
James Irwin (5-7-1, 3-2-1) was eliminated from title contention with the loss.
Pueblo West 3, Canon City 0
At Canon City: Canon City's struggles continued as the Tigers (7-7) lost their third game in a row in shutout fashion.
Monday, Jordan Jones made eight saves on 11 shots in a skid where the team has given up eight goals on 29 shots in the past three matches.
Peyton def. Vanguard 22-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-15
At Peyton: Senior Lindsey Area paced Peyton (14-4 overall, 6-2 2A Black Forest) with a team-high seven kills and 25 digs, Vaden Holmes and Shelby Patterson added six kills each and the Panthers won their fourth match in a row.
Emily Green also had five aces in the win.
Vanguard (8-5, 3-5) lost to Peyton for the second time this season.
The Panthers face Colorado Springs School (16-1, 7-1) Thursday. The Kodiaks won the first matchup this season 25-20, 25-21, 25-20.