Prep playoffs roundup: Coal Ridge soccer topped by St. Mary’s Academy
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Coal Ridge’s run in the Class 3A girls soccer playoffs came to an end with a 3-1 loss at St. Mary’s Academy in the round of 16 on Saturday.
Kayli Hunter scored the Titans’ lone goal off a corner kick put in my teammate Alicia Cokley in Englewood, where Coal Ridge wrapped a 14-3 season.
The Titans were in the game until late, trailing 2-1 until St. Mary’s buried a goal with roughly 30 seconds left in the game.
“I had a ton of fun with this team,” Coal Ridge coach Brian Blair said. “It’s a great group. We had a lot of younger players and lost a lot of veteran leadership. A lot of people outside the program thought we’d fall back, but I think we ended up having a nice year.”
Maryssa Sena, Nicole Boerema and Madeline Plachy scored goals for St. Mary’s, which took a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Glenwood Springs wrapped a 15-2 season with a 2-0 loss at Palmer Ridge in the second round of the 4A girls soccer playoffs on Saturday.
Haley Olme and Kaylyn Smith scored goals for the host Bears.
Behind the arm of Mitch Franek and plenty of offense, Middle Park shut down Rifle, 10-2, in Saturday’s Class 3A District 3 baseball tournament at Hotchkiss.
The strong-armed Franek struck out 13 and held the Bears to just two hits.
Danny Bartels drove in Rifle’s two runs, doubling home Triston Quigley and Cody Chick in the sixth inning. Chick also had a hit for the Bears, who finished up the season with a 12-8 record.
After outslugging Manitou Springs, 11-10, in its 3A District 4 baseball opener, Roaring Fork ran out of steam against host Holy Family on Saturday.
Scoring five runs in the second inning, four in the fourth and eight in the fifth, host Holy Family defeated the Rams, 17-1, in the district final.
The loss ended a 16-5 campaign for Roaring Fork.
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