The second full week of game action for Monarch High School fall sports provided some of the most exciting moments of the season thus far. The week also proved as another important benchmark for coaches as they head into league play this week.

Full coverage of the Monarch girls cross country team’s win at the St. Vrain Invitational, the softball team’s upset of Holy Family and the football team’s No. 1 vs. 2 clash with Wheat Ridge can be found on our Monarch Coyotes page.

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MHS volleyball began its week on the road against Standley Lake. The first set proved to be a battle and the Coyotes let it slip 23-25. The next three sets belonged to the Coyotes though and they pulled off the victory in front of a passionate Standley Lake crowd. The senior leadership of Addy Lofstedt and Kendall Peterson proved invaluable in the match.

ThunderRidge faced a similar fate as Standley Lake as the Coyotes picked them apart winning 3-1. Addy Lofstedt was an important part of the win with 17 kills. Role players such as Carrie Glastetter also stepped up. Glastetter had 7 blocks.

Boy’s golf has a short season compared to many other fall sports and is nearing the end of the season and regional tournament. Inconsistency once again plagued the team in their two tournaments.

Juniors Alex Mautz and Jackson Elliott turned in low scores, just not on the same day. Elliott led the team with a 79 on Sept. 4 at Harmony Club.

At Ballyneal Country Club on Sept. 5, Mautz was the premier player, shooting a 78. Sophomore Josh Hill showed his youth in the varsity tournament shooting a 98.

Boys soccer opened its season officially on Sept. 6 against Cherokee Trail. Marcelo Balboa’s squad allowed an early second half goal. Senior midfielder Makaley Hathaway answered with 15 minutes left in the game with a short range goal.

The game stood at 1-1 when the whistle sounded for full time. The teams headed into two five minutes overtime periods and Cherokee Trail slotted in a header with two minutes remaining, dropping the Coyotes to 0-1 on the season.

The Coyotes let in two second half goals against a physical Pomona team in the second half. The offensive struggle continued for the Coyotes as they were blanked for a 2-0 loss.