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MARK LEFFINGWELL
After scoring two goals in a second-round win against Castle View, Savanah Beetcher of Fairview will look to continue her scoring streak in the Knights’ quarterfinal showdown at Fossil Ridge.

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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