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Tuesday's roundup: Smith's four goals aid Sand Creek blowout
Sand Creek 10, Wasson 0
At Sand Creek: Josh Smith scored four goals as Sand Creek (6-1) ambushed Wasson (3-2).
Donald Tafoya and Roberto Aquirre each added two goals for the Scorpions, while Justin Glivar and Nestor Hernandez each had one. Hernandez and Tafoya were busy, adding four assists each.
“I feel the defense as a whole played extremely well and kept the ball pushed up to the offense and shut down the few chances our opponent had,” said Sand creek coach Jeremy Tafoya, who named defender L’Trel Sterling his player of the game.
Wasson had allowed just one goal total in its four previous matches.
Mitchell 2, Widefield 2
At Widefield: Mitchell (2-2-2, 0-0-1 4A Metro League) scored in the second half to salvage a tie with Widefield (4-1-1, 0-1-1).
Brandon Toves and Daniel Creamer scored first-half goals for Widefield, which went into halftime leading 2-1. It was the sixth goal in as many matches for Toves and the first of the season for Creamer.
Coronado 6, Sierra 4
At Sierra: Schyler Vandersluis had a hat trick as Coronado (2-2) bested Sierra (1-5) in a high-scoring match.
It was the 4A Metro league opener for both teams.
Thayer Sheperd, Brandon Hellem and Tyler Kamnikar also scored for Coronado. C.J. Krampulz had three assists, while Brucelee Rodriguez, William Quick and Stanton Rubio each had one.
The Classical Academy 1, Denver West 0
At TCA: Evan Young scored in the first half and the TCA defense made it stand in a shutout victory over Denver West (4-1).
TCA goalkeeper Micah Mesward has recorded six shutouts this season. The Titans are now 6-1.
Mesa Ridge 3, Harrison 2
At Mesa Ridge: Mesa Ridge (2-4) stormed back to overcome a two-goal halftime deficit and beat Harrison (1-5) in the 4A Metro League opener for both teams.
Leon Sanchez scored twice in the second half for Mesa Ridge, each time assisted by Chad Cross. Cross added a goal of his own with Nate Hoskins getting the assist.
Hunter Mullican made eight saves to earn the win in goal.
Vista Ridge 4, Fountain-Fort Carson 3 (2OT)
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Troy Rodrigues had a hat trick as Vista Ridge (3-5) scored in the second overtime to beat Fountain-Fort Carson (2-4-1).
Josh Cushman scored the other goal for Vista Ridge, which had won two straight.
while Steven Shepherd had two assists.
Tyler Hadley scored twice for Fountain-Fort Carson.
Rampart 4, Colorado Springs Christian 1
At CSCS: Mario Mandel had a goal and an assist to lead Rampart (5-0-1) to a win over CSCS (2-3).
Tim Hahn, Brendan Reich and Connor Ott also scored for the Rams. Evan Burtschi and Norburo Mercado added assists.
Rampart midfielder Kyle Creapo controlled the midfield and was named his team’s player of the game.
Vanguard 4, Dolores Huerta 1
At Vanguard: Caleb Simons scored twice and added an assist to lead Vanguard (3-1, 2-0 3A Region 1) past Dolores Huerta (1-3, 0-2).
Simons’ performance came despite an injury that forced him to the bench on a couple of occasions.
Austin Board and Tyler Williams added goals for Vanguard, which has won three straight. Robert Stephens and Matt Duarte had assists.
Larry Gill made seven saves to record the win in goal.
Liberty 1, Grandview 0
At Liberty: Ryan Kenyon’s second-half goal lifted Liberty (3-3-1) past Grandview (2-2).
Kyle Krumm made four saves to record Liberty’s first shutout of the season.
James Irwin 2, Manitou Springs 0
At James Irwin: James Irwin (4-1) scored twice in the first half and made it stand up in a shutout of Manitou Springs (4-4).
Dyllan Tellez Benitez and Jordan Abbott scored for James Irwin. Andrew Kesler made eight saves to record his third shutout of the season.
The loss ended a four-game winning streak for Manitou Springs.
Evangelical Christian Academy 2, Denver Academy 1
At ECA: Israel Reese scored both goals as ECA beat Denver Academy (1-5) for its first win of the season.
ECA started the season 0-5 while facing a challenging schedule that saw the Eagles outscored 29-1.
HeeDo Yu and Andrew Bostrum had assists for ECA, while Caleb Wolfe had eight saves.
Valor Christian 3, Palmer Ridge 1
At Valor Christian: Palmer Ridge (5-1-1) suffered its first defeat of the season with a loss to Valor Christian (3-2-1).
Colten Corey scored twice to lead Valor Christian.
Lewis-Palmer 4, Canon City 1
At Canon City: Lewis-Palmer (2-4) snapped a four-game losing streak with a road win over Canon City (2-4-1).
Jack Nordell scored Canon City’s lone goal.
Widefield def. Mitchell 20-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-20
At Widefield: Sabina Reed had 12 kills and Domi Skalla 10 as Widefield (7-3) overcame a first-set loss to defeat Mitchell (1-9) in the 4A Metro league opener for both teams.
Bailey Flaten had six service aces for Widefield, which has won five of its past six matches.
James Irwin def. Trinidad 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17
At James Irwin: Hannah Elmore and Caitlyn Martinez combined for 23 kills to lift James Irwin (5-4, 4-1 3A Tri-Peaks east) to a win over Trinidad (1-5, 1-2).
Elmore had 12 kills and Martinez 11. The duo also accounted for nine and 10 blocks respectively.
Mesa Ridge def. Harrison 25-11, 25-10, 25-9
At Mesa Ridge: Grace Neal had 17 of Mesa Ridge’s 33 kills to power the Grizzlies (8-2, 1-0 4A Metro League) to a victory over Harrison (1-9, 0-2).
Sarabeth Haworth and Aeryn Quintana each added five kills for Mesa Ridge, while Haworth and Jordan Hoffman each had four aces.
Natasha Balcom led Harrison with four kills.
Coronado def. Sierra 25-16, 25-5, 25-17
At Sierra: Serina Nickle had 11 kills and the Coronado service game put down 17 aces to left the Cougars (7-2) to a convincing win over Sierra (0-6) in the 4A Metro League opener for both teams.
Erica Lambert and Madison Darby-McClure added nine and seven kills respectively for Coronado. Brittany Lesar and Lambert each had four aces.
Lakewood def. Rampart 25-14, 25-18, 25-16
At Lakewood: Breanna Bliss recorded six service aces and Amanda Cushen had six kills but they couldn’t prevent Rampart (6-4) from falling to Lakewood (5-5).
Bliss now has 19 aces this season.
Woodland Park def. Wasson 25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-15
At Wasson: Carli Vahsholtz had 10 kills as Woodland Park (3-6) notched a victory over Wasson (0-7) in the 4A Metro League opener for both teams.
Linnea Sauer and Alexa Garrick each added eight kills for Woodland Park, while setter Paloma Juarros had 30 assists and six service aces.
Mercedes Parnell led Wasson with 10 kills.
Liberty 4, Pine Creek 3
At Pine Creek: With the contest knotted at three each, the match at No. 3 doubles went to a third set that would decide the winner.
Liberty’s Tyler Leasure and Will Spivey took that third set 6-4 over Pine Creek’s Ryan Coyle and Josh Haddad to lift Liberty (5-0) to the win.
It was the first loss of the season for Pine Creek, which had previously won all three duals and two tournaments.
Pine Creek took two of the three singles matches, but the Lancers came back to win three of the four doubles matches.
The match had been originally schedule for Sept. 12 but was postponed due to weather.
Air Academy JV 6, Rampart 1
At Rampart: Air Academy (2-1) swept all three singles matches and also took three of the four doubles matches in a victory over Rampart (4-2) in a matchup that was much closer than the score.
Neil Orton, Jonathan Valtin and Daniel St. John each took their singles matches for the Kadets, with St. John being taken to a third-set by Rampart’s David Lennen.
In doubles play, Air Academy’s Riley Wuertz and Sam Chiacchia won in straight sets, but both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches went three.
Rampart’s Tommy Jennings and Karan Reddy got the Rams’ lone team point with a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 4 doubles. Jennings is now 5-0 and Reddy 6-0 at that spot this season.
Pine Creek 17, Doherty 8
At Doherty: Stephanie Warhoe had a double, a triple and four RBIs as Pine Creek (12-2) pulled away late in a win over Doherty (5-7).
Pine Creek led 9-8 going into the seventh inning and scored eight times to account for the final margin.
Madeline MacWhorter and Kayla Boyd each added three RBIs for the Eagles.
Emma Chesire had three RBIs for Doherty.
Although both teams are in the 5A Metro league, Tuesday’s game was non-league. The teams will play again on Thursday in a league game.
Widefield 20, Mitchell 0
At Widefield: Allison McAdoo went 2 for 2 with four RBIs as Widefield improved to 5-0 in the 4A Metro League (8-6 overall) with a blowout win over Mitchell (2-11, 1-4).
Widefield has won four straight overall, outscoring its opponents 71-3 in those games.
Jessica Wilson threw a three-inning shutout, striking out three.
St. Mary’s 21, Wasson 1
At St. Mary’s: Teaja Rivera and Ashley Vetack each drove in three runs as St. Mary’s (7-5) blasted Wasson (0-9).
The win halted a two-game skid for the Pirates, who have scored 141 runs in 12 games this season.
Taylor Boyer threw all three innings for the Pirates, allowing one hit and an unearned run.
Rivera leads St. Mary’s with 25 RBIs and a .633 batting average.
Mesa Ridge 22, Harrison 7
At Mesa Ridge: Sammie Beam and Kelly Moyer each went 4-for-4 as Mesa Ridge (6-8, 3-2 4A Metro League) defeated Harrison (1-8, 1-4).
After scoring 10 runs in the first two innings, Harrison put together a five-run third to halve the lead. Mesa Ridge answered by scoring 11 times in the bottom half of the inning.
It was the third straight win for Mesa Ridge, which has scored 61 runs in those games.