Fairview and Legacy are one step away from earning berths in the Class 5A Final Four. A look at each team’s quarterfinal-round matchups:
(10) Cherry Creek at (2) Legacy
When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, North Stadium.
Records: Cherry Creek 10-4-1; Legacy 15-2.
Notes: Front Range League champion Legacy earned its quarterfinal berth with wins against Adams City and Rocky Mountain … The Lightning is seeking its first appearance in the state semifinals … Junior Kelsey Killean scored two goals in Saturday’s win against Rocky Mountain and has scored three of the Lightning’s five goals during the tournament … Legacy’s only losses this season have occurred against fellow 5A quarterfinalist Fossil Ridge and Broomfield, which plays in the 4A quarterfinals Tuesday night … Legacy reached the quarterfinals last year but was eliminated by Fort Collins … Defending state champion Cherry Creek has recorded tournament wins against Standley Lake and Pine Creek … Junior Ryan Williams leads the Bruins with 10 goals and four assists … The winner will advance to face either Rock Canyon or Liberty in the state semifinals on Saturday.
(5) Fairview at (4) Fossil Ridge
When: 7 p.m., Wednesday.
Records: Fairview 13-3-1; Fossil Ridge 13-2-2.
Notes: The Front Range League rivals collide in the playoffs in Fort Collins for the second season in a row … Last year, the Knights eliminated Fossil Ridge with a 1-0 victory in the second round … The clubs met during the regular season on April 29, with Fossil Ridge recording a 2-1 win … The Knights’ Kenzie Whitcomb scored Fairview’s only goal in that match … Savanah Beetcher scored two goals to lead the Knights to a 4-1 win against Castle View on Saturday … Fairview scored three goals in the final 15:45 to pull away from Castle View … The Knights boast four players that have scored at least five goals — Reci Smith (14), Whitcomb (7), Beetcher (5), and Kristin Breakell (5) … Since opening the season with a 2-2-1 start, Fossil Ridge has gone 11-0-1 … The winner will play either fellow FRL rival Fort Collins or top-seeded Mountain Vista in the semifinals on Saturday.
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