Gators move on in soccer playoffs
Standley Lake boys soccer will continue play in the 5A boys soccer postseason after beating Aurora Central in the first round Oct. 24 in Aurora. The No. 21 Gators defeated the No. 12 Trojans 3-2.
After a first-half tie at one point a piece, the Gators scored two in the second half, while the Trojans could only score one.
Junior Cody Calcagno scored for Standley Lake and also sophomores Kyler Fowkes and Kyle Iftodi scored one each. Junior Adam Williams had two assists. Goalkeeper Ryan Fernandez had seven saves on the day.
Standley Lake plays the No. 5 Grandview at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Legacy Stadium in Aurora. Grandview shut out Hinkley in the first round 4-0. If the Gators win, they will play on Nov. 2 against either Pine Creek or Chatfield.
Westminster earned the No. 32 spot in the 5A boys soccer bracket for the first time in 20 years. However, their appearance ended quickly after falling 7-1 to the No. 1 Smoky Hill.
The Wolves kept up with the Buffaloes in the first half with a tie score at halftime 1-1. But Smoky Hill scored six second-half goals for the victory.
In the 4A bracket, No. 17 Skyview ended its season when they lost to No. 16 Silver Creek 5-0 at Silver Creek High School.
In 3A, No. 15 Holy Family senior Patrick Borer scored three goals against No. 18 Crested Butte in route to a 5-0 win in the first round Oct. 25 in Salida. The Tigers then played the No. 2 Salida High School Oct. 26 and lost 3-0, ending their season. The No. 29 Jefferson Academy had a shot in the postseason against the No. 4 Frontier Academy, but lost 5-2 at Frontier Academy High School.