The Fossil Ridge High School girls soccer team erased an early one-goal deficit, scoring two unanswered goals Friday afternoon to beat Front Range League foe Fairview 2-1 at Fossil Ridge High School.
The win for the CHSAANow.com No. 5 SaberCats (10-0-2, 8-0-1 Front Range League) puts them in the diver’s seat atop the FRL standings over second place Fairview (11-2-0, 7-1-0) with three games to play in the regular season.
Fairview, ranked No. 4 by CHSAANow.com, struck first, the first time this season a Fossil Ridge opponent scored the game’s opening goal. Fossil Ridge senior Grace Cutler answered, scoring on an assist by Shannon Pelichowski to knot the game 1-1 at halftime.
Cutler then found junior Hannah Bricker, who scored the game-winner in the second half for the SaberCats, who play at Loveland Monday.
TRACK AND FIELD
LOBOCAT INVITE — Carly Lester swept the 100 and 300-meter hurdles and her Rocky Mountain teammate Max McDonald won the shot put and discus at Friday’s LoboCat Invitational at Rocky Mountain High School.
Rocky Mountain’s Alivia Ayres-Perry won the 100 meters in 12.36 seconds and fellow Lobo Patrice Quadrel won the 400 meters in 58.71 seconds.
The Rocky girls also won the 4×100 meter relay as the team racked up 87 points, good for second in the 21-team field. Loveland won the girls title with 107 points.
The Rocky boys placed third in the 24-team field, scoring 74 points. Cherokee Trail won with 120 points.
Fossil Ridge placed fourth in both the boys and girls standings, with 66 and 82 points, respectively.
The Fossil Ridge girls 4×800 meter relay team of Ashley Bock, Marah Guzman, Kate Leatherman and Merritt Miller won with a time of 9:45.93. The SaberCats’ boys quartet of Ryan Baeverstad, Oscar Hagman, Parker Nostrand and Keaton Schelir also won, in 8:15.58.
Fossil Ridge’s Tyler Russell won the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 5 inches. He was also second in the long jump at 21-4.
FORT COLLINS UNIFIED 9, CHATFIELD 8 — Kevin Schultz and Jake Frane each scored three goals for the Vipers (6-9, 6-2) who now are in a three-way tie for second place in the conference.