(12) Broomfield vs. (8) Fairview
When: Wednesday, 5 p.m., Legacy Stadium
Records: Broomfield 11-4-3; Fairview 13-5
Notes: As indicated by the seeds attached to them, this unlikely matchup has been driven by plenty of upsets from both the Eagles and the Knights … Fairview knocked off top-seeded Rock Canyon to make it back to the semifinals, while Broomfield upended No. 5 Mountain Vista and No. 4 Doherty in the past two tournament games … Both teams can’t forget the teams’ first meeting in Front Range League play, a 1-0 Broomfield win sparked by a great defensive effort from BHS and a Cody Ewing goal … Both teams believe they are completely different squads from that meeting … Fairview’s top priority is to get off to a better start against a team that hasn’t allowed a goal in the playoffs to this point (Michael Genge has all three shutouts) … The Knights’ attack has been led by Casey Munsch, who has scored in each playoff game … Luis Flores, Andre Miller and Andy Vaughn have also had productive goal-scoring seasons for FHS … Porter Milner is the Eagles top scoring threat, as he scored his 11th goal and added an assist in the quarterfinal win against Doherty … Ewing has six goals, and Armando Ocampo is another spark plug on offense for Broomfield.
(3) Boulder vs. (2) Smoky Hill
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Legacy Stadium
Records: Boulder 14-1-3; Smoky Hill 16-2
Notes: For one of these two teams, the season is going to end against the same team with which it began. Boulder opened the 2014 campaign at Smoky Hill, and a late penalty kick gave the host Buffaloes a 2-1 win … Boulder has not lost since, and the Panthers have allowed but one goal in their past eight contests … The BHS defense was particularly stingy on Saturday night against Chatfield, allowing just two shots on goal in a 3-0 quarterfinal-round win … Both teams have had Denver East, Cherry Creek and Rock Canyon as common opponents; Boulder went 1-0-2, while Smoky went 1-2 … The Buffaloes have one of the state’s top attacking front lines, with Kevin Del Mazo’s 18 goals setting the pace. Smoky Hill has scored 74 goals on the season, including 18 in three playoff games … Boulder’s Leo Huettel will surely be tested in the net, and he has only had to face three shots on goal the past two games … Meanwhile, the Panthers will look to put pressure in the midfield and find some connection to the front to challenge Smoky Hill senior Andrew Franceschi, who has nine shutouts this year.
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