Ziporrah Koenig scored a goal in the 25th minute Thursday to lift Windsor High School’s girls soccer team to a 1-0 win over Battle Mountain in Edwards and into the semifinals of the Class 4A state playoffs.
Bailey Zehr provided the assist on Koenig’s goal, and solid defense by the Wizards (17-1) made it stand up, coach Mario Garcia said.
The win gives Windsor a shot at the only team it has lost to this season, Lewis-Palmer, in a semifinal game at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sports Authority Stadium in Parker. Lewis-Palmer (16-1-1) beat host Windsor 2-1 on March 16. The Wizards have won 14 games in a row since that loss.
Lewis-Palmer beat Evergreen 1-0 on Thursday night in its quarterfinal game.
Madie Slocomb and Michaela Moran shared the shutout in the Wizards’ goal. Slocomb made three saves in the first half before getting banged up a bit in a collision. So Moran replaced her for the final 40 minutes and made two more saves, Garcia said.
The Wizards had several other opportunities to score another goal but weren’t able to get a shot past the Battle Mountain goalkeeper, Garcia said.
“We were swinging away at the goalposts, and hit the crossbar once. Their keeper made some great saves on some counter attacks,” Garcia said. “There were two or three opportunities in the second half where we could have scored another goal but didn’t.
“We got the goal we needed. Defended very well, played hard, and we came out on top.”
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