The Fort Collins Unified lacrosse team just ran out of time Friday afternoon.
Playing at Fossil Ridge against St. Margaret’s, one of the top teams in California, the Vipers lost 14-12.
Fort Collins Unified lead early, but St. Margaret’s took control with a big second quarter. By the end of the third quarter Fort Collins Unified was down 13-8.
The Vipers kept coming and were able to climb within two in the final minutes but just didn’t have enough time to complete a comeback against the visitors.
Jake Higdon had a big role in powering the Fort Collins Unified (3-3) offense, notching five goals and four assists. Ben Rugh had three goals and two assists, and Berg Legahn added three goals.
Alex Winkler had a strong game in goal, making 12 saves.
DAWSON SCHOOL 18, WINDSOR 9 — In a battle of the top two teams in Class 4A, Dawson (5-1) dominated the game at Windsor (5-2). Dawson is ranked No. 1 in 4A in the CHSAANow.com lacrosse poll, and Windsor is No. 2. No individual stats were reported.
NORTHERN COLORADO BASEBALL CLASSIC — Resurrection Christian won its first game of the tournament but lost 5-2 in the semifinals to University. University is ranked No. 5 in 3A, RCS is No. 3 in 2A.
In the first game Friday the Cougars beat La Junta, the No. 7 ranked team in 3A, 6-3. Nathan Wiggins and Luke Cross had two RBIs each. RCS will face Manitou Springs in the third-place game at 11 a.m. Saturday.
FOSSIL RIDGE 168.5, CHERRY CREEK 146.5 — The SaberCats edged Cherry Creek in the dual on the road. Craig Heimark won the 50-yard free in 21.98 seconds and the 100 free in 47.77. He was also on the first-place 200 and 400 free relay teams.
Danny Kovac won the 200 IM in 1:54.79, the 100 back in 51.21 and was on the 400 free relay first-place team. Loren Gillilan won the 100 fly in 50.76.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WINS TRIANGULAR — The Lobos won the triangular meet at Broomfield with a score of 105-78 over Broomfield and 150-19 over Westminster.
Rocky Mountain freshman Sawyer Kruse won the 200 IM in a state-qualifying time of 2:05.72. He also won the 100 fly in 57.10 and was part of the first-place 200 free relay team. Kyle Sherman won the 50 free in 23.49 and was on the 200 free relay first-place group. Jack Miller, also part of the 200 free relay, won the 500 free in 5:16.02.
Ben Chupik won the 100 back in 59.07, and Taylor Scott won the diving with a score of 216.60.
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