Depleted Tigers lose 4-2 at Colorado Academy |

Depleted Tigers lose 4-2 at Colorado Academy

ANDY FRAMEsummit daily news

DENVER – The Summit High School girls soccer team had spring break on the mind Wednesday at Colorado Academy.After falling behind 3-0 with just 13 minutes to play, the Tigers scored twice to pull within a goal with a minute left. But while celebrating, Summit let the Mustangs tally another score to fall 4-2 on the road. The Tigers (3-2) were without offensive leaders Kirsten Cooper, Hannah Harvey and Jackie Koetteritz. Cooper is in California skiing in the U.S. Alpine Championships, while Harvey and Koetteritz were playing in a hockey tournament for their select team in Denver.According to Summit coach Dirk Parmley, the rest of the girls were on vacation.”As a coach, it’s tough,” Parmley said. “You try to get the girls pumped up for a game when you know they’re mentally already on spring break. I couldn’t do it.” Summit’s first goal came in the 77th minute. After a Colorado Academy hand ball, Summit sophomore Emily George nailed a free kick from 20 yards out to the upper-right corner of the net. The Tigers scored their only other goal when a Sarah Ruckriegle shot was deflected by the Mustang keeper straight to Madi Lord, who scored off the rebound. Summit plays three games in four days when it returns from break. Parmley is anxious to see how the Tigers handle the down time before a crucial week in the season.”We gave them a workout list while they’re gone,” Parmley said. “We’ll be able to see how much they do.”Andy Frame can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 236, or at

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