A pair of Southern Central League teams will enter the post-season game of girls’ soccer this week with the start of the Class 4A High School Girls’ Football Championship. Both will be on the way.
Additionally, Rye has qualified for the Class 2A girls’ high school soccer tournaments.
S-CL champion Pueblo West, seeded 25th in the 32-team class, travels to Northridge 8th seed (14-1) to take on the Longs Peak League champion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Grizzlies won their league 9-0 and conceded one goal all season while scoring 101 goals. Their only goal allowed in an out-of-league game came when they lost 1-0 in overtime twice to Windsor, the state’s top team. Since then, Northridge has racked up 10 straight wins, all votes cast.
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Cyclones won the S-CL title by scoring 10-0 and is 12-3 overall. They also have a long nine-game winning streak that includes seven layovers during this stretch.
Keira Villarreal and sophomore Sunny Yarnell are Northridge’s top scorers with 18 goals each. Three other players scored 12 or more points.
Pueblo West is led by sophomore Cameron Goebinger with 14 goals and Savannah Frunzoy with 12 goals. Three others have 10 or more goals.
“Northridge is a good team with a very good record,” said Pueblo West coach Tim Dicker. “They are a great physical team. They have two girls who can score. If we can beat them, we will have a good chance.
“We have to go make a statement.”
Pueblo County also falls on the field as the 31st seed and travels to the No. 2 Evergreen in a first-round match at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Evergreen is 13-1-1 overall and won the Jefferson County League with a 9-0 score. The Cougars have won six consecutive times, all closings, and have outpaced their opponents 64-8 this season. Evergreen’s only loss came against Class 5A Columbine.
Seniors Katherine Rappe and Elizabeth Rappe are Evergreen’s top scorers. Kathryn Rapp scored 12 goals and added 8 assists, while Elizabeth Rapp scored 10 goals and 12 assists.
Pueblo County is 10-4-1 overall and finished second in the S-CL behind Pueblo West with a 7-2-1. The Hornets outnumbered their opponents 57-12.
Sophomore Pierson Weimer is Pueblo County’s top scorer with 21 goals and 2 assists.
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Ray (8-6) enters the 2A postseason as the No. 14 seed and will face No. 3 Lamar (13-1) on Friday in the first round. The winner advances to the second round to meet winner No. 6 Telluride (8-5) versus No. 11 The Vanguard School (9-6).
The Thunderbolt is led by Sophie and Sidney Adamson. Sophie Adamson scored 25 goals and provided 18 assists, and Sidney Adamson scored 20 goals with 15 assists.
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