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Thursday's roundup: Doherty knocks off sixth-ranked Heritage in girls' soccer
Highlights from Thursday’s high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Doherty 1, Heritage 0
At Sand Creek: Doherty avenged last season’s 3-0 loss in the first round of the state tournament to Heritage by knocking off the sixth-ranked Eagles in Thursday’s season opener.
Junior Alexis Charles, in her first year at outside back, scored from 25 yards out with a few minutes remaining in the first half and that was all the Spartans (1-0) needed. Heritage entered the game ranked sixth in the state, according to the Denver Post’s preseason coaches poll.
“We are really building a program and this is enormous,” Doherty coach Eryn Gallagher said. “We had a chip on our shoulder and at the same time we were very physically prepared.”
It’s one of the biggest wins in recent history for the Spartans who have gotten continuously better the last three years. After going 4-11 in 2010, Dohery finished 7-8 in 2011 and 8-6-2 last year.
Vista Ridge 8, Widefield 0
At Widefield: Deja Cedeno, Kimmy Striebel and Alexandra Fox each scored two goals to spark Vista Ridge to a season-opening victory.
Ashley Martin had a game-high three assists and senior Megan Baird posted the shutout in net with two saves for the Wolves (1-0).
Wideifled (0-1) goalie Kacey Hutchinson made 14 saves but was charged with the loss.
Vista Ridge outshot Widefield 28-2.
Rampart 10, Mitchell 1
At D20 Stadium: Rampart (1-0) erupted for six goals in the first half and tacked on another four in the second to win its nonconference season-opener.
Senior Bailey Barton led the way for the Rams with four goals and an assist. Freshman Jennifer Mount had a goal and a team-high three assists.
Freshman Rylie Martin surrendered one goal and made two saves.
No stats were reported for Mitchell (0-1).
Cherokee Trail 1, Palmer 0
At Palmer: Emily Burton scored the game’s lone goal to lead Cherokee Trail (1-0) to victory on the road.
No stats were reported for Palmer (0-1).
Lewis-Palmer 3, Pueblo South 0
At Don Breese Stadium: Lindsey Ryals scored two goals and Sabrina Perry (six) and Haley Arsenault (two) combined for eight saves for Lewis-Palmer (1-0).
Miranda Brown added the other goal for the Rangers in their season opener.
Cañon City 10, Wasson 0
At Cañon City: Wasson was shut out on the road in its season opener.
Cañon City (1-0) scored seven goals in the first half.
Danielle Hanenberg, Kaylee Archuleta and Nacole Miller all had two goals for the Tigers.
No stats were reported for Wasson (0-1).
Pueblo Central 1, Harrison 0
At Harrison: Pueblo Central (1-0) spoiled Harrison’s season opener.
No stats were reported for either team.
Sand Creek 11, Fountain-Fort Carson 2
At Sand Creek: Christina Tafoya began the season with authority with four goals and two assists to lead the Scorpions (1-0) past Fountain-Fort Carson.
Right behind Tafoya was teammate Amanda Gagnon with three goals.
No stats were reported for Fountain-Fort Carson (0-1).
Rampart 14, Fruita Monument 10
At Fruita Monument: Rampart scored four runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Fruita Monument in a slugfest.
Logan McLennan went 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs for Fruita Monument (0-1).
No individual stats were reported for Rampart (1-0).
The Rams outhit the Wildcats 14-10 and both teams combined for 12 errors.
Widefield 9, Vista Ridge 6
At Widefield: The Gladiators (1-0) won their season opener at home by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break a 3-3 tie.
Isaac Goscha picked up the win by giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four in 5 1/3 innings. He also helped his own cause at the plate by going 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs.
Woodland Park 8, Colorado Springs Christian School 1
At El Pomar Youth Sports Complex: Woodland Park (1-0) scored eight runs on eight hits to earn its first win of the 2013 season.
No individual stats were reported for either team.
Palmer 10, Denver East 7
At Denver East: Palmer jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the first inning and held off Denver East on the road for a season-opening victory.
Palmer (1-0) sophomore Alexis Ramirez struck out seven in 4 2/3 innings. He allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits and two walks.
Senior Scott Demoli went 2-for-4 with a team-high four RBIs.
No stats were reported for Denver East (0-1).
Douglas County 14, Pine Creek 6
At Pine Creek: Douglas County downed Pine Creek in the Eagles’ season opener by scoring 10 goals in the first half.
Carly Given notched a hat trick for Douglas County (1-0) while Pine Creek’s Chrissey Martinez countered with three of her own.
Anna Roberson made six saves for the Eagles.
Coronado 122, Palmer 62
At Coronado: Five swimmers from Coronado qualified as individuals for states while Palmer’s Chad Ribisi qualified in the 100-yard butterfly in 58.30 seconds.
Coronado’s Bryan Rossmanith qualified in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.01) and 100-yard freestyle (52.75), Kyle Allison in the 50 (23.82) and 500-yard freestyle (5:17.33), Eric Albers in the 50-yard free (22.79), Danny Kay (57.70) in the 100-yard butterfly and Will Chaney in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Both of Coronado’s 400-yard freestyle relay teams also qualified.
Air Academy 160, Rampart 150
At Air Academy: 15-year-old Andrew Weiss finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.83 and in the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.03) to help Air Academy edge Rampart.
Michael A. Johnson had a nice performance for Rampart, placing first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.37) and 100-yard butterfly (57.00). He also paced the 200-yard medley relay team to victory in 1:50.12.
Palmer Ridge 7, Falcon 0
At Falcon: Shannon and Diane Babcock won their singles’ matches, as Palmer Ridge swept Falcon.
Emily Parker won the third singles pairing for Falcon and Kristina Pegues/Julia Kerr, Julia Tremaroli/Shale Perconti, Sandra Luksic/Kat Corkey and Lara McWhorter/Morgan Luce won their doubles matches.