For the second time this year Cheyenne Mountain battled with Centaurus in a close girls’ lacrosse battle.
And for the second time this year, Cheyenne Mountain came away with a victory - but this one was a little bit sweeter as the 13-10 win punched the Indians’ ticket to the second round of the 2018 girls’ lacrosse state playoffs.
Cheyenne Mountain started on a 7-0 run in the first half, but Centaurus chipped away at the deficit for a 8-5 halftime score.
Cheyenne Mountain coach Marc Luckett said both teams played an aggressive game on offense and defense.
Nicole Beaulier scored four goals, Rylie Maready had three, and Madelyn Lewis scored twice and had three assists for the Indians.
Lexi Carlson and Sydnee Pinell split time in the cage. Pinnell stopped seven shots, and Carlson had three saves.
No. 16 Cheyenne Mountain will travel to Legacy Stadium on Friday for arguably its biggest test of the year to face No. 1 Cherry Creek in the second round.
The Bruins are undefeated and boast a powerful offense, averaging 18 goals. They have five scorers who have scored 30 or more goals this season, and three more with 10 or more. Senior Hali Sibilia is third in the state in points with 39 goals and 57 assists.
Class 5A state tournament
No. 15 Fossil Ridge 4, No. 18 Rampart 0
At Fossil Ridge: Rampart went into the second half of its 5A first-round game with a narrow one-goal deficit, but a Fossil Ridge goal in the first three minutes of the second half opened the floodgates for the Sabercats, who scored twice more to move on to the second round.
Rampart finished its historic season 13-3 and earned its first 5A CSML title in three decades. The Rams are 24-8 in two seasons under coach Carisa Whitson.
No. 1 Grandview 6, No. 32 Pine Creek 1
At Grandview: Pine Creek went into halftime challenging the No. 1-seeded Grandview in a one-goal game, but the Wolves turned it on in the second half, scoring four unanswered goals for a ticket to the second round.
Pine Creek’s season ends at 7-8-1. After three dominant shutout wins in mid-April, the Eagles hit a rough patch, losing three of their last four in the regular season.
Class 2A state tournament
No. 6 Del Norte 3, No. 11 Colorado Springs School 0
At Del Norte: Freshman Chloe McComas netted a hat trick for the Tigers in the first half of a first-round win over Colorado Springs School.
The Kodiaks had seven shots on goal against Del Norte, but could not find the back of the net. CSS finishes the year 4-10-1.