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Thursday's roundup: Pine Creek freshman comes up clutch in overtime
Highlights from Thursday’s high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Pine Creek 1, Monarch 0, OT
At Littleton Public Schools Stadium: Pine Creek is being forced to test the depth of its program this week in the Warrior Invitational with many of its players participating in a club soccer tournament in Las Vegas.
For some schools, losing their top players may be a serious blow, but on Thursday freshman Nicole Schoen proved the Pikes Peak 5A No. 1 Eagles' (1-1) talent runs deep.
Schoen, who was called up this week from the junior varsity squad, banged home a goal 5 minutes into overtime following a scramble in front of the net off a corner kick to deliver Pine Creek a victory over Monarch (0-2) in the second round of the Warrior Invitational.
“That is just one of the true joys of coaching at a school like Pine Creek,” said coach John Frederick. “This is evidence that our JV program is strong. The fact that we can dress players and have them have confidence.”
Schoen was set up for the game-winner after fellow freshman Jayne Lydiatt grabbed the ball following a Pine Creek corner kick and swatted it to Alex Kentera who fed the ball to Schoen.
The Eagles advance to Saturday’s consolation championship at 2:30 p.m. after losing to Fairview 2-1 Wednesday night.
Palmer Ridge 5, Palmer 0
At Don Breese Stadium: Mackenzie Gouner scored at the 41st and 50th minutes as 4A No. 3 Palmer Ridge used four goals in the second half to pull away from Palmer.
The sophomore has six goals in three games.
Holly Weyand had three assists for Palmer Ridge (3-0).
Palmer fell to 0-3.
Vanguard 0, Colorado Springs Christian School 0, OT
At Colorado Springs Christian School: Jessica Knedler made two saves but neither team could find the back of the net Thursday resulting in a tie.
Colorado Springs Christian’s record stands at 0-0-1.
No stats were reported for The Vanguard School (1-0-1).
Woodland Park 3, Buena Vista 0
At Woodland Park: Jenny Sells scored two goals and assisted on another to lead Woodland Park to a nonconference victory.
Caitlan Thorne picked up the other tally for the Panthers (1-1-1) and Grace Wyka made seven saves for the shutout.
No stats were reported for Buena Vista (0-1).
Sand Creek 5, Coronado 0
At Sand Creek: Amanda Gagnon picked up her second hat trick in three games and Sand Creek broke open a 1-0 game with four second-half goals.
Christina Tafoya and Tarah Patterson had a goal and an assist each for the Scorpions (3-0).
Coronado (0-1) goalie Emily Lambert allowed five goals and made 10 saves.
Pueblo County 1, Vista Ridge 0
At Pueblo County: Jessie Mourning made 14 saves but Vista Ridge could not generate any offense on the road in a nonconference game.
The Wolves fell to 2-2 while the Hornets improve to 1-0.
Frontier Academy 10, Wasson 0
At Wasson: Frontier Academy scored eight goals in the first half to rout Wasson.
Alexa Rose and Kylie Lyman scored two goals apiece for the Wolverines (1-1).
No stats were reported for Wasson (0-2).
St. Mary’s 7, Bishop Machebeuf 2
At Bishop Machebeuf: Ty Smith controlled the strike zone and fanned six in four innings to lead 3A and below No. 2 St. Mary’s past Bishop Machebeuf.
Smith earned the win by limiting the Buffaloes to one earned run on four hits and three walks.
“Ty was steady tonight,” coach Bill Percy said. “He just spots it pretty well. He was able to keep the ball down and stay out of trouble.”
The Pirates (1-0) opened the game with five runs in the first inning.
Kasey Nusbaum had a team-high two hits and two RBIs.
No stats were reported for Bishop Machebeuf (0-1).
Rampart 13, Littleton 5
At Rampart: Pikes Peak 5A No. 2 Rampart scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open a 2-2 ballgame.
The Rams (2-1) roughed up Littleton (1-1) starter Chris Jansky for seven runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings.
No stats were reported for Rampart.
Fountain-Fort Carson 12, Coronado 4
At Fountain-Fort Carson: The Trojans scored seven runs in the second inning to down 4A No. 3 Coronado.
Coronado (0-2) starting pitcher Luke Brown was tagged for seven runs and struggled with his command issuing six walks and allowing two hits.
Joey Busemeyer, Zach Robertson and Emilio Martinez all had RBI singles.
No stats were reported for Fountain-Fort Carson (1-1).
Mesa Ridge 5, Vista Ridge 4
At Mesa Ridge: The Grizzlies scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn a walk-off victory.
Nic Gaddy was tagged with the loss after surrendering two runs on two hits and a walk in 1/3 innings pitched.
The loss spoiled a strong outing from Vista Ridge (0-4) starter Andrew Quigley. The junior had five strikeouts in six innings, while holding Mesa Ridge (1-1) to three runs on five hits and two walks. Quigley went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
No stats were reported for Mesa Ridge.
Gasden (N.M.) 4, Doherty 3
At the New Mexico Invite: The Spartans outhit Gasden 10-5 but could not score enough runs in their season opener at the New Mexico Invite.
Matt Cavin was charged with the loss after giving up three runs on four hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings.
Evan Weidner went 2-for 3 with an RBI and a stolen base for the Spartans (0-1). He also struck out three in four innings and surrendered one unearned run.
No stats were reported for Gasden (1-0).
Pueblo South 7, Widefield 2
At Pueblo South: Mario Sanabria gave up seven runs (five earned) on six hits and a walk at Pueblo South.
Sanabria and Isaiah Volcic had Widefield’s two hits.
Widefield fell to 1-1.
No stats were reported for Pueblo South (2-2).
Falcon 4, Colorado Springs Christian School 3
At Falcon: Sometimes two is better than one, and that was the case for Falcon on Thursday.
The Falcons swept all four doubles matches to defeat Colorado Springs Christian, which won all three singles matches.
The duos of Kailey Boyd/Tara Anderson, Kari Knox/Elaine Bahena, Maddie Riggs/Kyra George and Meaghan Kincaid/Maddie Brewerton earned wins for Falcon.
Colorado Springs Christian faired better in the singles portion of the match as Tori VanDeVeer, Alex Russell and Danielle Mori picked up victories.
Mesa Ridge 6, Sand Creek 1
At Sand Creek: Katie Wood won her No. 3 singles match 6-4, 6-4 against Jennifer Coan, while Grace Neal and Sara Haworth won their No. 1 doubles match 6-0, 6-1 over Victoria Even and Jenna Herzog.
Emily Newsome won the No. 2 singles match 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 against Paige Riner.
Doherty 5, Coronado 2
At Doherty: Coronado’s Chanelle Bole and Shauni Bernier earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory in the No. 1 doubles match, and Amanda Nickless notched a win 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3 singles, but Doherty was still too much for Coronado.
Cañon City 7, Widefield 0
At Widefield: Paje Shipwash and Caroline Salas hung tough in No. 2 doubles but fell just short against Breanna Lancaster and K.J. Johnson.
The Cañon City pair defeated Salas and Shipwash 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Rampart 5, Lewis-Palmer 2
At Rampart: Hannah Young, Leya Hartman and Julia Popescu helped Rampart sweep the singles’ matches against Lewis-Palmer and earn a team victory.
Air Academy 192, Cheyenne Mountain 113
At Cheyenne Mountain: Hunter Doerr and Devon Davis helped Air Academy pick up a victory on the road as the Kadets placed first in every event.
Doerr was victorious in the 50-yard freestyle (22.53) and teamed with Davis, Carson Shollenbarger and Tommy Davis to win the 200-yard medley relay (1:42.24).
Davis also placed first in the 200-yard IM (28.30) and in the 100-yard backstroke (50.85).