No. 1 Windsor girls soccer rolls into 4A quarters, Rocky and Fossil drop road heartbreakers

The top-seeded Windsor girls soccer team is on a dominant run through the bracket so far.

The Wizards (15-2) took down No. 17 Grand Junction Central 3-0 at home on Saturday in the Class 4A second round.

That followed a 10-1 beatdown against No. 32 Skyview in the first round.

In other words, just what a No. 1 seed and state title favorite should be doing.

And as if the Wizards needed any more help, their bracket has opened up.

They'll face No. 24 seed Air Academy in Tuesday's quarterfinals, with the Kadets fresh off upset wins over No. 9 Mead and No. 8 Northridge.

Windsor has still yet to lose to a 4A team this season, falling only to 5A No. 9 Fossil Ridge and 5A No. 2 Broomfield. Only Broomfield has scored more than one goal against the Wizards this season.

Liberty Common upsets way into quarterfinals

The Eagles are making some noise in the Class 3A playoffs.

No. 11 seed Liberty Common pulled a road upset in easy fashion, handling No. 6 Colorado Springs Christian 4-1 on Saturday in the second round.

It was a total team effort too, with four players scoring a goal (Addison Kent, Julia Martindale, Sydney Davis, MacKenzie Smith) and two more providing an assist (Kipley Lewis, Makena Feist).

Smith, who is just a freshman, also had two assists.

Liberty Common (14-3) raced out to a 2-0 halftime lead and never looked back, handing the Lions (14-2-1) their first loss since the second match of the season March.

The Eagles are the only non-top 8 team left in the 3A bracket. They'll travel to No. 3 Colorado Academy for a Tuesday quarterfinal.

Lobos go down swinging in road heartbreak

The Rocky Mountain girls soccer team had a tall task Friday night in the 5A second round.

No. 4 Grandview, a Colorado power and winners of four of the last six state titles, awaited them on the road.

The Lobos were up to the task, taking the Wolves to overtime before Madalyn Hopkins' bending corner kick slipped into the net for a Golden Goal walk-off in the 2-1 win.

Nikki Gudemann scored the Lobos' lone goal in the 72nd minute to tie it up after playing Grandview to a halftime tie.

Rocky, which dealt with a string of season-ending injuries, had lost to Grandview 5-0 on April 23 but nearly pulled off a stunner this time.

Despite a depleted starting unit, including leading scorer Skylar Haase, Rocky won seven of its last 10 matches, falling only to Grandview twice and to No. 2 Broomfield.

The Lobos finish the season 9-8, 5-5 in the Front Range League for sixth place.

Fossil Ridge's season ends in tough road loss

The Fossil Ridge girls soccer team led for much of the match, but two late goals by No. 8 Cherry Creek propelled the Bruins past the No. 9 SaberCats 3-2 on Friday night.

Fossil Ridge led 1-0 at halftime and 2-1 deep into the second half. After Creek tied it up midway through the second half, Elena Onodera scored the deciding goal with about five minutes left.

The Bruins will face No. 1 seed Valor Christian in the 5A quarterfinals.

For the SaberCats, it was a tough way to go out. Fossil allowed three goals for just the third time all season and the loss snapped a five-match winning streak.

The SaberCats finish the season 11-4-2 and 7-3 in the Front Range League, good for third place.

No further stats were available from this game.

Resurrection Christian bows out in second round

The 21st-seeded Cougars were overwhelmed on the road Saturday, as No. 5 Lutheran won 9-0.

The Lions took a 4-0 advantage into the half and got five more goals in the second to end Resurrection Christian's season.

The Cougars finished the season 11-4-1 and were 8-2 in the Patriot League, good for second place to Liberty Common.

No further stats were immediately available from this match.

Chris Abshire is the sports and stats content coach at the Coloradoan. Contact him at Support his work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today.

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