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LONGMONT — Longmont girls soccer coach Allison Douthit seems to be getting this rivalry thing down pat.

With Monday’s come-from-behind 4-3 road victory over Skyline, the Trojans are 3-0 against the Falcons in Douthit’s three seasons at the LHS helm.

And for that matter, ever since an early 2010 season loss to Silver Creek, Douthit’s Longmont teams have won a combined six straight games against rivals Skyline, Silver Creek and Niwot.

“Of course we like the bragging rights,” Douthit said. “We won all our games against Longmont teams last year, and that’s our goal. A lot of these girls play together in club (soccer) so they want to beat their friends. It is important, and a win is always important for us no matter who it is.”

But Monday’s game wasn’t easy with Longmont — a 4A state quarterfinalist last year — facing the Falcons, a Sweet 16 team in 2011. Skyline scored twice in the first 14 minutes, off goals by Karina Valdez and Patty Jimenez to grab a quick 2-0 lead.

However, just as fast as the Falcons gained the early momentum, LHS took it back, dominating the final 20 minutes of the first half and regularly getting past the SHS defense. In a span of 3 1/2 minutes, the Trojans racked up three goals to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

First, senior Sarah Calhoun made a run and slipped a shot past fast-approaching SHS sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Kissinger. Next it was senior Katlyn Auernhamer who beat Kissinger, putting one in the left side of the net. And with 14:29 left in the half, sophomore Liz Cameron fielded a long pass from Lexie Marr and gave Longmont a 3-2 advantage.

“When we got that first goal, we fed off that energy,” said Cameron, who finished with two goals. “We got the second one and we kept feeding off the energy.”

Cameron kept the surge going with a score with 36 seconds remaining before halftime, giving Longmont its fourth goal in 18 minutes. This time, Calhoun flipped a nifty pass over a defender and Cameron did the rest.

“I don’t think (the Falcons) got complacent,” Skyline coach Kevin Puckett said. “They were shocked they had a 2-0 lead. Once (Longmont) took the lead at 3-2, then got the fourth one, I think (Skyline) really started to let down. At the end of that first half, you could see it. We weren’t going to the ball hard. We were playing nervous. We were playing afraid we were going to lose.”

Though junior Hannah Truesdale gave the Falcons some hope by hitting the left side of the net with a long free kick 4 1/2 minutes into the second half — and Kissinger was stingy in the final 40 minutes — Skyline couldn’t muster enough pressure to score the equalizer.

“I had 100 percent confidence that we would (rally) and get it done,” Douthit said. “But I was hoping we could get it together sooner rather than later.”

The non-league victory gives Longmont a 3-0-1 record ahead of a home game tonight against Fossil Ridge. Skyline, which went 0-2 in back-to-back games against rivals Silver Creek and Longmont, dropped to 3-2 on the season. The Falcons will host Roosevelt on Thursday.

Longmont 4, Skyline 3

At Skyline H.S.

Longmont (3-0-1) 4 0 — 4

Skyline (3-2) 2 1 — 3

Goals (assists) — Longmont: Sarah Calhoun (unassisted) 23rd minute; Katlyn Auernhamer (unassisted) 25th minute; Liz Cameron (Lexie Marr) 26th minute; Cameron (Calhoun) 40th minute. Skyline: Karina Valdez (Nikki Mastriona) 2nd minute; Patty Jimenez (Deandra Elcock) 14th minute; Hannah Truesdale (unassisted), 45th minute.

Goalkeepers (Min-Goals allowed-Saves) — LongmontGrace Hamm (80-3-3). Skyline: Rebecca Kissinger (80-4-6).

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