BROOMFIELD — The last time Broomfield played against the No. 4 ranked team in Class 5A, the Eagles cruised to a four-goal victory over Grandview.
When having the opportunity Saturday to play the latest No. 4 team in Class 5A, which happens to be Legacy, the score wasn’t as lopsided, but the result remained the same.
The Class 4A No. 4 ranked Eagles received goals from Thomas O’Brien and Ricardo Ocampo and shut out Legacy 2-0.
With a little over four minutes left in the first half, Broomfield (5-2-1) struck first.
Broomfield’s Nick Saunders sent a corner kick into the goalie box where the ball was loose for a few moments, but O’Brien was able to track it down and kick it in.
“The ball came in off a corner kick and Connor (Metzger) got a little flick and I was able to poke it in,” O’Brien said.
Already having the one-goal lead, Broomfield was looking for more in the second half. The Eagles had several great shots on goal but weren’t able to convert any of them into goals until late in the contest.
With 8:36 left in the game, Metzger raced down the left side of the field and fired a shot at Legacy goalkeeper Garrett Hernandez. After Hernandez made the save, the ball came back out to Ocampo, who drew Hernandez out of the box and shot it just past him.
This was the closest game Broomfield has played in the last two weeks.
In fact, Eagles coach Jim Davidson believes this was the best performance his team has had all season.
“That’s an excellent team, they’re very good and make it very difficult for you,” Davidson said. “They are senior heavy so they have some experience but I thought our boys handled themselves very beautifully.”
For Legacy coach Tony Romano, on the other hand, it was the worst game his Lightning (5-1-1) has played all season.
“That’s the worse performance we’ve had this year including our pre-season scrimmages,” Romano said. “Not taking anything away from Broomfield, I was very impressed. Our performance today was bad, I would say, from top to bottom and left to right. The one exception was our goalkeeper. He did a pretty good job. I was impressed.”
Broomfield 2, Legacy 0
At Broomfield H.S.
Legacy (5-1-1, 1-0-1) 0 0 — 0
Broomfield (5-2-1, 2-0-0) 1 1 — 2
Goals (assists) — Broomfield: Thomas O’Brien (Connor Metzger), 36th minute; Broomfield: Ricardo Ocampo (Connor Metzger).
Goalkeepers (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — Legacy: Garrett Hernandez (80-2-7); Broomfield: Wes Jones (80-0-6).
Yellow cards — Legacy: Jacob Gonzales (2); Broomfield: Ross Donaldson, Fernando Cabrera.
Red cards — Legacy: Jacob Gonzales.