Teams line up as champions

Lacrosse, girls soccer, boys volleyball

Jim Benton
jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 6/29/21

Mountain Vista’s boys lacrosse team continued its dramatic march to the Colorado state championship. The Golden Eagles played their third straight playoff overtime game, and this win was the most …

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Teams line up as champions

Lacrosse, girls soccer, boys volleyball

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Mountain Vista’s boys lacrosse team continued its dramatic march to the Colorado state championship.

The Golden Eagles played their third straight playoff overtime game, and this win was the most important.

Dillon Pless scored the goal in overtime on June 22 to give Vista the CHSAA state title with a 10-9 overtime win over Valor Christian at Englewood High School.

Pless got the game winning goal in OT on June 17 in quarterfinal victory over Fairview and it was Cam Brown who scored in the extra session in a 13-12 semifinal win over Cherry Creek on June 19.

The victory over Valor gave Vista a final record of 10-2 while the Eagles ended the season at 11-2. Valor, which had previously won two Class 4A state titles, finished with an 11-2 record.

Pless’ OT winning goal was his third in the championship contest. Gunnar Fellows and Griffin Mallory each had three goals for Valor.

In the 5A girls title game played June 23 at Legacy Stadium, Colorado Academy won its sixth straight state championship with a 14-3 victory over Valor Christian. The Mustangs were top-seeded and wound up with a 13-0 record while second-seeded Valor ended with an 11-2 record.

In a new Class 4A classification, Castle View’s remarkable girls playoff surge ended with a 19-5 loss to top seeded Evergreen in the June 23 title contest at Legacy Stadium.

Bella Reece scored six goals for the Cougars (11-2) which raced to a 14-2 lead at halftime over the Sabercats (8-6). Castle View was the No. 10 seed but had notched upset playoff wins over Golden, Aspen and Grand Junction which were higher seeds.

Girls soccer

Broomfield defeated Castle View, 3-1, in the June 26 Class 5A championship game held in Colorado Springs.

Bailee Giddings scored twice and Michaela McGowan added a third goal for the Tigers who wound up unbeaten with a 13-0-1 record.

Cade Sheahan tallied the goal for Rock Canyon as the Jaguars ended the season with a 12-2 mark.

In two close semifinal matches played on June 23 at Englewood High School, Broomfield handed Cherry Creek its first loss of the season with a 1-0 victory. Rock Canyon edged top-seed Valor Christian, 1-0, as Grace Rossner took an assist from Kendall Ahern and scored the game’s lone goal.

Boys volleyball

Douglas County’s boys volleyball team made history by winning the first boys tournament sanctioned by the CHSAA.

The Huskies, which lost only three sets all season, completed an 18-0 campaign with a 3-0 win over Legend in the title match held June 26 at Rock Canyon.

Douglas County notched 25-15, 25-17 and 25-18 set wins over the Titans which concluded the season with a 15-3 record.

Jayden Pascua had 14 kills for the Huskies and Connor Shumate was also a force with 10 kills. Jensen Pascua had 25 assists in the title match.

In earlier semifinal games on June 26, Douglas County beat Eaglecrest, 3-0, and Legend blanked Valor Christian, 3-0.

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