Titans upset Cougars in first round
Hitting the road to Jefferson Academy on Friday night for a first-round playoff game in the 3A Colorado High School Activities Association’s state playoff tournament, the No. 17 Coal Ridge Titans’ girl’s soccer team rolled to a big 3-0 upset win over the No. 16 Resurrection Christian Cougars to advance to the second round.
Against the Cougars, Coal Ridge — which struggled with consistency all season long at both ends of the field — jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half before adding one second-half goal to pull off the upset win over the Cougars.
Junior midfielder Samantha Dunn came up big for the Titans, scoring two goals in the win, while senior midfielder Nicole Mooney added one goal, extending the Titans’ season for at least one more day.
“We controlled possession almost the entire game,” Coal Ridge Head Coach Damon Martinez said.
Resurrection Christian, which went 9-4-1 in the regular season, recorded just four shots in the loss, with none of them being on goal, which was a credit to the Titans’ strong defensive effort all game long.
“Our defense played a great game, keeping the ball in our offensive half of the field,” Martinez said.
With the win over the Cougars, Coal Ridge (10-5, 8-2) will take on No. 1 Jefferson Academy today in the second round of the playoffs.
The Jaguars flew through the regular season in the 3A Region 6 league, finishing with a 13-1-1 record.
Jefferson Academy’s great season was good enough for a first-round bye in 3A.
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