South metro teams advance in girls lacrosse tourney

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Cherry Creek, Valor Christian and Regis Jesuit notched second-round victories in the CHSAA girls state lacrosse tournament and advanced to the May 15 quarterfinals.

Junior Amelia McCarthy had four goals, while senior Katie Collins, freshman Molly Threlkeld and junior Morgan Haws each had three in second-seeded Creek’s 18-6 win over Mullen on May 10.

Fifth-seeded Valor used four goals in the second half to complete a rally that resulted in a 9-8 win over ThunderRidge in a May 11 contest.

Freshman Tess Osburn, sophomore Payton Cheedle and sophomore Lauren Rismani had two goals apiece in the Eagles’ win.

Regis, seeded sixth, jumped to a 12-2 halftime lead and didn’t let up in a 21-3 win over Chaparral on May 11.

Semifinal games will be played May 18 at the University of Denver, with the championship game set for May 22 at DU.

Top-seeded Colorado Academy, which played Fairview in the quarterfinals, is the four-time defending champion and had won five state championships.

Creek had played in the championship game in all 21 CHSAA girls state lacrosse contests and the Bruins have won 10 state titles and been the state runner-up 11 times.

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