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  • Girls' soccer 4A capsule: Colorado Springs-area rivals battle for state championship Wednesday

    Colorado 4A state soccer championship details No. 8 Lewis-Palmer (17-1-1) vs. No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain (13-5-1) When: Wednesday, 5 p.m. Where: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City What to know: Yet again the Class 4A girls' soccer championship will return to Colorado Springs. The last three titles and four of the last eight belong...

  • Ramsey: Brianna Alger blast was all cushion Lewis-Palmer needed to face Cheyenne Mountain in girls' soccer 4A state final

    PARKER - Brianna Alger was standing 25 yards from the goal. Her coach, Ryan Parsons, had a strong idea of what was going to happen next: A goal. Alger launched a rocket of a shot into the back of the net, giving her Lewis-Palmer Rangers all the cushion they would need in the 4A girls' soccer state semis at Sports Authority Stadium. The...

  • Cheyenne Mountain returning to 4A state title soccer game

    PARKER - Cheyenne Mountain's journey on the return road to the state championship soccer game was looking perilous. But the Indians recovered from an early blow to take a 2-1 win over Ponderosa in the Class 4A state girls' semis. The victory lifted Cheyenne Mountain to its third straight trip to the state title game. Cheyenne Mountain will...

  • Cheyenne Mountain storms into semis with win over Discovery Canyon

    Cheyenne Mountain had to deal with a lightning problem Thursday night, but it didn't have much trouble with the Thunder. The third-seeded Indians rolled to a 4-1 home victory over No. 22 Discovery Canyon to advance to the 4A state semifinals for the third straight season. "Once you get to the semis, you're playing with house money and...

  • Colorado Academy proves again to be St. Mary's kryptonite

    DENVER - If St. Mary's never sees Colorado Academy in the girls' soccer playoffs again it'll be too soon. That proved true yet again Thursday, as No. 1 Colorado Academy sent St. Mary's home from the Class 3A playoffs for the fourth consecutive season, handling the Pirates 8-2 on the Mustangs' field. It didn't start off poorly for the...

  • No. 8 Lewis-Palmer stuns No. 1 Evergreen in girls' soccer quarterfinals

    Brianna Alger scored inside of 20 minutes and Lewis-Palmer's defense made it stand up to help the eighth-seeded Rangers upset No. 1 Evergreen 1-0 on the road. The defense limited Evergreen (16-2) to six shots on goal.</p><p>The Rangers (16-1-1) will play No. 5 Windsor on Saturday in the semifinals for the first time since 2010....

  • Girls' soccer quarterfinal capsules

    The girls' soccer quarterfinals begin Wednesday and conclude Thursday, weather permitting of course. Five teams from the Pikes Peak region are alive and well and vying for a shot at glory. Included is a reigning two-time state champ, a pair of league rivals facing off and several upset-minded teams looking to shake up the brackets. Here's a...

  • The Gazette's Peak Performer of the Week: Hannah Burgo, The Classical Academy, girls' soccer

    The Classical Academy girls' soccer coach, Blake Galvin, made a simple lineup switch early in the season, and it has paid off with big results. Hannah Burgo began the season playing midfield, but when Galvin put her at forward and pointed her in the direction of the opposing goal, the Titans really took off. "We started her at midfield, but...

  • Lewis-Palmer shuts down Mullen defensively to advance to 4A soccer quarterfinals

    Monument - Maybe it was the elevation in Monument. Maybe it was the weather. Then again, maybe it was neither of those and it was just the fact that Lewis-Palmer worked so hard offensively and defensively that the Rangers wore down Mullen. No. 8 Lewis-Palmer advanced to the Class 4A girls' soccer quarterfinals for the second consecutive...

  • Jayne Lydiatt has right touch to put Pine Creek in quarterfinals

    Jayne Lydiatt showed off a strong leg on a number of chances that barely missed for Pine Creek. It was her least-daunting hit that finally put the Eagles into the Class 5A state quarterfinals. The junior got just enough of a touch to net the game-winning goal in the 105th minute as No. 5 Pine Creek beat No. 12 Rocky Mountain 1-0 in double...

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