A second-half goal lifted the Fort Collins High School boys soccer team past Rocky Mountain in a top-10 crosstown game Thursday.
Jake Rudel put past the only goal in the 53rd minute on an assist from Connor Lowdermilk to lead the Lambkins, who are ranked No. 5 in Class 5A, past the No. 9 Lobos at Fossil Ridge High School.
Alex Snavely was credited with the shutout, recording four saves in net.
Thursday’s win improves Fort Collins to 9-2 overall and 5-2 in Front Range League play.
Rocky Mountain falls to 7-3-1, 3-3-1 FRL.
FOSSIL RIDGE 1, HERITAGE 0 — Jaime Soto put past the game’s only goal to lead the SaberCats to a win on the road.
Fossil Ridge improves to 4-4-2 and remains 2-4 in FRL play.
LIBERTY COMMON 10, DENVER ACADEMY 0 — Michael Hofinger scored four goals and Zach Harker added three in the Eagles’ win at home.
Ben Trout, Evan Walter and Joe du Toit each contributed one goal. Casey Quijano recorded the shut out in net with one save.
Liberty Common is ranked No. 6 in 3A and has won eight straight games. The Eagles improve to 9-0-1 overall, 5-0 in Region 7 play.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 16, LEGACY 8 — The Lobos recorded 18 hits, led by three each from Madison Druse and Kenzie Druse, in their win at home over the No. 9 Lightning.
Brenli Hammer picked up the win in the pitching circle, throwing one strikeout and allowing seven hits through four innings.
Rocky Mountain finishes its regular-season slate with a 14-5, 7-4 FRL record.
FOSSIL RIDGE 16, FAIRVIEW 0 — Haley Donaldson hit two home runs and Malori Pojar had one in the SaberCats’ win at home cut short after four innings.
Sam Shuweihat went 2 for 3 with a triple, double, three RBIs and two runs scored.
Fossil Ridge finishes the regular season with a 12-6-1, 7-4 FRL record.
ERIE 12, WINDSOR 1 — The No. 2 Tigers (4A) proved to be too much for the No. 7 Wizards in their loss at home. Breanna Hamilton went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Windsor concludes its regular season with an 11-8, 6-6 Tri-Valley League record.
MOUNTAIN RANGE 13, POUDRE 3 — Arianna Cordova went 2 for 3 with a double and one run scored in the Impalas’ loss on the road to the No. 4 Mustangs.
Poudre finishes its regular-season slate with a 5-14, 3-8 FRL record.
BROOMFIELD 3, FORT COLLINS 0 — The Lambkins were shut out by the No. 6 Eagles on the road in their regular-season finale.
Autumn Anderson struck out eight batters and allowed six hits through six innings pitched.
Fort Collins falls to 13-6, 7-4 FRL.
5A REGIONALS — Fossil Ridge finished second as a team behind Cherry Creek and advanced 10 players to the 5A state championships.
Jackson Johar and Jackson Holland will represent the SaberCats at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively.
Gabe Pagat and Tristan Faust qualified at No. 1 doubles, as did Tim Sunset and Ryan Redd at No. 2. Fossil’s No. 3 doubles team of Zane Maybry and Alex Roerty advanced while Rex Boge and Luuk Lafayette will play at No. 4 doubles.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 3, FORT COLLINS 0 — The Lobos extended their win streak to six in a 25-15, 25-14, 25-12 sweep over the Lambkins at home.
Emiley Larson led the team with 12 digs while Morgan Weatherwax dished out 29 assists.
Rocky Mountain improves to 12-2, 8-0 FRL while Fort Collins falls to 7-7, 4-4 FRL.
FOSSIL RIDGE 3, POUDRE 2 — The SaberCats won the final two sets in their 25-16, 22-25, 19-25, 25-14, 15-7 win at home that went a full five sets.
Riley Zuhn led Fossil Ridge with 12 kills while Lauren Rice recorded 15 digs.
Fossil Ridge improves to 11-3, 7-0 FRL while Poudre falls to 10-7, 4-3 FRL.
ROOSEVELT 3, WINDSOR 1 — The No. 5 Wizards (4A) were dealt a 27-25, 17-25, 25-15, 25-22 defeats at home, snapping a six-match win streak.
No individual statistics were reported. Windsor falls to 11-3, 7-2 TVL.
DENVER CHRISTIAN 3, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 1 — The Eagles suffered a 25-16, 25-22, 16-25, 25-21 loss at home. No individual statistics were reported.
Heritage Christian falls to 9-6, 5-4 in District 4 play.
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