Rock Canyon knocks off top-seeded Broomfield in girls soccer


Rock Canyon, seeded 16th in the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs, pulled off a big upset in the May 10 second round by eliminating top-seeded Broomfield.

Cade Sheahan scored in the 20th minute and the Jaguars (14-3-0) held on to avenge a 3-2 semifinal loss to the Eagles last season and advance into the third round.

Quarterfinal matches were scheduled for May 15 with the semifinals set for May 18 at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker. The championship game will be at 7 p.m. May 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

In other second-round 5A games involving area teams, defending 5A state champion and second-seeded Grandview, which downed Broomfield in last season’s title game, advanced with a 3-1 victory over No. 15 Cherokee Trail.

Kacy Johnston, Caylin Lyuenko and Kendra Gipson scored for the Wolves.

Arapahoe, the 12th seed, downed No. 5 Cherry Creek, 2-1, in a battle on longtime Centennial League rivals. Emma Purcell and Elsa Edmonds scored for the Warriors, and keeper Grace Cadorette made 11 saves.

No. 6 Regis Jesuit lost 3-2 to 11th seeded Columbine in overtime.

Several first-round 5A games involving Douglas County teams that were scheduled for May 7 were postponed until May 8 because of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting.

Grandview, Rock Canyon, Cherry Creek, Regis Jesuit and Arapahoe claimed opening-round wins.

Kacy Johnston scored twice and keeper Madison Livingston had to make just one save as second-seeded Grandview notched a dominating 4-0 win over No. 31 Horizon on May 7.

Freshman Anna Lantz had two goals in Regis’ 6-0 win over No. 27 Prarie View and Audrey Weiss paced Arapahoe’s 3-0 shutout over No. 21 Northglenn with two goals.

Tenth-seeded Fossil Ridge edged No. 23 Valor Christian 1-0 in overtime.

It was a cold, rainy evening on May 8 and three of the four Douglas County teams lost.

Rock Canyon tied No. 17 Legacy, 1-1, but advanced by winning the shootout, 4-2.

Sophomores Riley Morris and Addie Follett scored for Creek in a 2-0 win over No. 28 Legend. Fairview shut out No. 21 Mountain Vista, 2-0 and Cherokee Trail eliminated No. 18 ThunderRidge, 5-1.

In a first-round 4A contest, No. 2 Pueblo Centennial blanked No. 31 Littleton, 2-0, on May 8.

Lutheran, seeded 17th in the 3A playoffs, had six different players score and notched a 6-1 first-round 3A win over No. 16 DSST:Byers on May 8. Englewood lost 6-0 to Aspen.

No. 11 SkyView Academy notched a 6-3 first-round victory over The Vanguard School as two second-half goals sealed the 4-3 halftime lead that the Hawks had established.

Both Lutheran and SkyView Academy were shut out in second-round matches on May 11. Top-seeded Colorado Academy blanked Lutheran, 4-0, and No. 6 Aspen eliminated the Hawks, 4-0.


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