Girls lacrosse state brackets set; Roaring Fork seeded No. 9, Aspen earns bye as 2 seed |

Girls lacrosse state brackets set; Roaring Fork seeded No. 9, Aspen earns bye as 2 seed

The brackets are set for the 12-team 4A girls lacrosse state championships, and the Roaring Fork Rams are dancing as the No. 9 seed.

Roaring Fork, which improved to 8-2 with a final regular season win over Battle Mountain on Tuesday, will be on the road in the opening round Thursday against No. 8 Green Mountain. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.

The winner will advance to Saturday’s quarterfinal round against No. 1 seed Evergreen.

Two other 4A Mountain East League teams are also in the playoffs. League champion Aspen, at 10-0, is the No. 2 seed and earned a bye to the quarterfinals against the winner of the No. 7 Golden/No. 10 Castle View match.

Eagle Valley also enters the state tournament as the No. 12 seed, playing No. 5 Thompson Valley in the opening round Thursday.

The Rams, playing in just their second season as a program after the 2020 season was canceled, draw players from three Roaring Fork School District communities — Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt.

Originally, the state lacrosse tournament was to include only eight teams. The field was expanded to 12 teams at the start of the Colorado High School Activities Association’s revamped Season D in April.

Senior Reporter/Managing Editor John Stroud can be reached at 970-384-9160 or

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