Published: October 24, 2013
5A state tournament first round
No. 22 Liberty 1, No. 11 Arvada West 0 (4-3 penalty kicks)
At Arvada West: After 110 minutes of scoreless play, Liberty pulled off the upset by winning the penalty-kick battle 4-3.
Klinton Spencer, Ryan Kenyon, Andrew Beers and Tyler Mellinger all found the back of the net in the shootout for the Lancers (9-6-1).
Kyle Robinson played all 110 minutes, saving all eight shots on goal, and then made two saves in the shootout to lead Liberty.
"If you like zeros, it was a great game," Liberty coach Gregg Braha said. "The last few days in practice we worked on shootouts, so we had rehearsed it, which helped. We're incredibly pleased; this is the first time in four years that we've gotten out of the first round."
As a result of No. 27 Poudre shocking No. 6 Cherry Creek 2-1 Thursday night, Liberty will host a second-round game.
"We're pleasantly surprised; having seen Cherry Creek play this season we didn't think they'd be losing," Braha said. "But there is a lot of parity in 5A, and you can't take anyone lightly. The guys are going to be thrilled that they get to play another home game."
No. 2 Rock Canyon 1, No. 31 Doherty 0
At Rock Canyon: Rock Canyon scored a first-half goal and then held on the rest of the way to avoid the huge upset.
Doherty finishes the season at 8-6-1.
Heritage 21, Fountain-Fort Carson 14
At Heritage: Heritage rallied from a 14-6 fourth-quarter deficit, outscoring the Trojans 18-0 in the second half.
With less than one minute left in the game, running back Rob Sublette scored from the 2-yard line to clinch it for the Eagles (5-4, 4-2 5A Pioneer).
Pikes Peak 5A No. 2 Fountain Fort-Carson (4-5, 4-2) got both of its touchdowns on passes from quarterback DJ Leatimua, who found Ben Deis for a 55-yard strike and Jake Harmon for a 6-yard score.
The Trojans sit in fourth in the 5A Pioneer League and have lost two straight.
Pueblo East 40, Harrison 6
At Dutch Clark Stadium: Pueblo East (5-4, 3-1 3A Southern) jumped out to a 34-0 lead at the half over Harrison (2-7, 1-3).
No stats were provided.
2A district quarterfinals
Peyton def. Calhan 20-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 17-15
At Peyton: In the first round of district play, Peyton rallied from a two-set deficit to avoid Calhan's strong upset bid.
The Panthers (15-5) open 2A District 2 play at Calhan on Saturday. Four teams will be in the round-robin tournament, with the top three advancing to regionals.
Colorado Springs School def. Pikes Peak Christian 25-16, 25-10, 25-16
At CSS: Maddee Morley had 27 assists and 14 digs for the Kodiaks, while Maddy Mason and Kendra Baucom each added seven kills for CSS.
The Kodiaks (19-1) have won nine straight matches, while Pike Peak Christian (5-12) saw its two-match winning streak snapped.
"We played well, and did what we needed to do to move past the quarterfinals and move into pool play," CSS coach Kyong Lee said.
CSS will join Peyton in Calhan for the district tournament.
Kiowa def. ECA 25-17, 25-17, 25-12
At Kiowa: Kiowa (17-3) swept ECA (7-14) to join CSS and Peyton at Saturday's district tournament.
Evangelical Christian Academy got a team-high 13 digs from Leah Bost in the loss.
Pueblo West def. Palmer Ridge 25-13, 25-16, 25-16
At Pueblo West: The loss caps a tough, nine-day stretch for Palmer Ridge, which has lost three of its last four matches in straight sets.
Pueblo West (14-5), the champions of the 4A South Central, finishes the regular season on a 13-match winning streak.