Pine Creek def. Doherty 25-19 32-30, 25-19
At Pine Creek: The Eagles were dominant on Senior Night, led by Alyssa Brinton's 10 kills, six blocks and five digs, and Megan Hamstead's 16 assists and four kills.
The victory allowed Pine Creek (14-5, 4-1 5A Metro) to finish the regular season in a three-way tie with Doherty and Rampart for the 5A Metro title.
Haleigh Washington led the Spartans with 27 kills and Gabby Simpson tallied 17 kills and 13 digs for Doherty (15-4, 4-1), which saw its five-match winning streak come to an end. The Spartans would've been the lone league champions with a victory.
"It was huge; Senior Night is always a little iffy because of the emotion, but the girls used their emotion to attack Doherty," Pine Creek coach Paul Waring said. "You have to take advantage of every opportunity you get against a player like Haleigh and a team like Doherty. We're on the upward slope, which is good."
Rampart def. Legend 25-16, 25-19, 25-16
At Legend: The Rams ended the regular season with their ninth-straight victory, led by August Raskie's 27 assists and seven kills and 10 kills from Ashlyn Hare. More important than the win was the fact that the Rams (17-5, 4-1 5A Metro) end the season in a three-way tie with Doherty and Pine Creek in the 5A Metro.
"We finished tonight with a strong win against Legend, but we have not peaked yet," Rampart coach Nancy Pellow said. "We still have some room to grow and I'm excited to see what we can do in the next few weeks. Our goals for this season included putting ourselves back on the map, and the first step was to dominate D-20. We feel pretty good about things."
Cheyenne Mountain def. Coronado 16-25, 25-13, 25-18, 25-17
At Cheyenne Mountain: The Indians shook off a slow start to take down the Cougars in this nonleague match and improve to 16-3 and 12-1 against 4A competition.
Madison Brown had 12 kills and Julie Ward had 24 kills to lead the Cougars (14-5).
Falcon def. Pueblo South 26-24, 25-22, 25-22
At Falcon: Hanna Felice led Falcon with 15 kills and 12 digs, and Megan Orth tallied 11 kills and 18 digs.
Jessica Janzer had 16 assists and seven kills and Kailey Bullock added 15 assists and four digs to help the Falcons (7-10) end the regular season on a high note.
4A state first round
No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain 3, No. 30 Pueblo South 0
At Cheyenne Mountain: The Indians started their quest for a state title with a great defensive effort and a solid offensive output.
David McDermed netted two first-half goals for Cheyenne Mountain, and Spencer Wegner added the third goal in the second half. Christian Nehme and Sean Derby each had an assist for the Indians.
"We came out a little bit flat, but we got back to our game plan and I'm happy with what the guys did," Cheyenne Mountain coach Tomas Martinez said. "We didn't give up any scoring chances, and my thought was we're saving our goals for the next game. Pueblo South kept 11 guys back the whole time, so I was happy we were able to break through it."
The Indians will host No. 14 Montrose in the second round on Tuesday.
No. 1 Air Academy 9, No. 32 Harrison 1
At Air Academy: Austin Dewing tallied a hat trick and added an assist and Conner Claus scored twice to lead Air Academy.
The Kadets (15-1) only led 2-0 at the half before pouring it on in the final 40 minutes. Air Academy got goals from six players.
The Kadets will host No. 16 Silver Creek in the second roundTuesday.