AHS soccer team nets playoff win
The Aspen Skiers opened the state 3A soccer playoffs with a dominating home-field victory over Colorado Springs School Saturday.
The Skiers overwhelmed the visitors 8-0, behind an assault of four goals in each half.
The victory moves the Skiers into the state quarterfinals – which must be completed by Wednesday evening.
Aspen will take on familiar Alexander Dawson in the quarterfinals – a state playoff rematch of a year ago. The two teams also played earlier this season in a nonconference match in Aspen with the Skiers prevailing.
The playoff game this week will be played in Aspen, weather permitting.
A year ago, Aspen’s state playoff run was ended by Alexander Dawson.
On Saturday, Aspen picked up three goals from leading scorer Brendan Wynn in the overpowering victory at the Aspen School District field.
Chris Erickson and Cory Robinson added goals along with Michael Stege and Duncan Delano. The Skiers are now 14-1-0, with their only loss a forfeit (after an on-field win).
Quarterfinal opponent Alexander Dawson is 11-5-0.
Basalt also managed a first-round 3A soccer victory Saturday, winning 2-1 in double overtime at Fountain Valley.
The Longhorns got goals from Kyle Farizel and Jeff Stevens.
Basalt will face No. 1-ranked Colorado Academy next weekend. Colorado Academy beat Pagosa Springs last weekend to return to the state quarterfinals.
Colorado Academy is 14-1-1; Basalt is 11-3-1. The match will be in the Denver area.
In other first-round 3A games last weekend, Kent Denver beat Battle Mountain 5-0.
In 4A soccer playoff action, Glenwood Springs lost 8-1 at Grandview in Aurora on Saturday afternoon.
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