• Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer

    Silver Creek's Alexa Karsel, right, scored the game-winner in the Raptors' overtime win over Ponderosa in the second round of the Class 4A state tournament Saturday.

  • Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer

    Jefferson Academy's Lily Thimsen gets hug by goalkeeper Brooklynn Kirkpatrick after scoring a goal during a game against Prospect Ridge Academy on April 11.

  • Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer

    Broomfield's Mallory Mooney pushes the ball away from Fossil Ridge's Shrey Pandit during their playoff game last Friday.

  • Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer

    Holy Family's Nicolette Sandoval heads the ball during the Tigers' first-round playoff game with Elizabeth May 9th.

  • Brad Cochi / BoCoPreps.com

    Dawson School's Degen Miller looks to move upfield April 18th against Denver Christian in Denver.



And then there were five.

What started out with 13 BoCo area teams in the four state soccer tournaments has been whittled down to five after the first week of matches, and on Wednesday we will find out a lot more.

Starting in Class 5A, where the No. 2-seeded Broomfield Eagles will play host to No. 7 Columbine at 6 p.m.

Coach Jim Davidson’s team (16-0-1) got a little bit of revenge in the second round on the only team, Fossil Ridge, to blemish their otherwise spotless record with a 2-0 victory. Gia Lemley and Mallory Mooney scored second half goals for the Eagles, who were in no way looking ahead in the bracket.

In Columbine (14-3), Broomfield will get the Jefferson County League champs that have a dynamic 1-2 scoring punch in Skylar Alward and Tessa Barton, who have combined to score 24 goals.

“We need to understand that each game gets progressively more difficult and we’re going to be under pressure in each of those games,” said Davidson after Friday night’s win. “It’s just going to be our mentality and making sure we’re good in the first 15 minutes of the game.”

Should Broomfield win, the Eagles will get the winner of the Rock Canyon versus Cherokee Trail game on Saturday at Echo Park Stadium in Parker.

The Class 4A bracket has gone pretty much according to plan, with seven of the eight top seeds in the quarterfinals.

The lone exception is No. 13 Littleton. The Lions will be in Longmont on Wednesday to face the Silver Creek Raptors, who are fresh off their thrilling 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday against Ponderosa, where the hero was Lyons sophomore Alexa Karsel.

On the other side of the bracket is No. 3 seed Holy Family, which overcame a lengthy weather delay and an early 1-0 deficit against Green Mountain — winning 2-1 — to advance to their first 4A quarterfinal. Next up for the Tigers is co-Western Slope League champion Glenwood Springs.

Jefferson Academy is the top overall seed in Class 3A and the Jaguars, who received a first round bye, took care of Peak to Peak in the second round 4-1.

Kristen Capan scored twice for JA and both Rachel Schlagel and Mira Houck tacked on goals for the Jags, who scored three times in the second half to break open a 1-1 match at the half.

The key on Wednesday for Jefferson Academy will be their effort defensively in front of goalie Brooklynn Kirkpatrick and how they deal with Kait Halvorson, whose 34 goals have accounted for half of the 68 the Colorado Springs Christian School has scored this season.

The Class 2A tournament has reached the semifinals and top-seeded Dawson will meet No. 4 Crested Butte at All-City Stadium in Denver at 5 p.m.

Much like JA, the Mustangs received a first round bye and advanced to the semifinals with a thorough 5-0 rout of Ridgway.

If Dawson were to advance they would earn a trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for a potential championship game rematch with No. 2 Denver Christian if the Thunder were to beat No. 3 Fountain Valley.

Jon Yunt: yuntj@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/JonEYunt