Slew of south metro teams advance in soccer

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Cherry Creek, the second-seeded team among the 32 in the boys Class 5A state soccer playoffs, advanced into the second round with a 4-0 victory over Fort Collins on Nov. 1.

The Bruins scored three times in the second half to secure the win over the 31st seeded Lambkins and moved into the second round, which was scheduled to be played Nov. 6.

Quarterfinals are set for Nov. 9, with the 5A semifinals on tap for Nov. 13 at Echo Park Stadium in Parker and the championship match scheduled for Nov. 15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

Other south metro teams moving on were defending state champion Arapahoe, Regis Jesuit, Grandview, Castle View and Rock Canyon.

Sam Myers' overtime goal lifted Arapahoe, seeded 12th, to a 2-1 win over No. 21 Rangeview.

Regis Jesuit, the sixth seed, rolled to a 6-0 win over 27th seeded Bear Creek. Senior Luke Galan had three goals to spark the victory and Casey McCloskey had a goal and two assists for the Raiders.

Seventh-seeded Grandview, last season's state runners-up, got a second half goal from Ivan Luna to eliminate No. 26 Poudre 1-0.

Castle View, the 10th seed, got goals from Cooper Landry and Tiernan Freiberger and posted a 2-0 win over No. 23 Eaglecrest. Junior goalie Jackson Temme made seven saves in the win.

Rock Canyon, seeded 14th, advanced with a shootout win over 19th seeded Valor Christian. The teams ended 0-0 in regulation time and overtime, but the Jaguars won the shootout, 5-4.

Broomfield, the ninth seed, ended the season for No. 24 seed Douglas County, 3-1, and No. 28 Mountain Vista lost 3-2 in overtime at fifth seed Boulder.

In the Class 4A playoffs, Ponderosa and Littleton lost first-round matches.

Air Academy, seeded fifth, ousted No. 28 Ponderosa , 3-1, and top seeded Battle Mountain downed No. 32 Littleton 4-0.

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