SHS soccer loses in OT
DENVER – The Summit High School girls soccer team traveled to Denver’s Colorado Academy and fought to a 2-1 overtime loss on Thursday afternoon.
The Mustangs’ game-winning goal came with less than a minute left in the first overtime on a penalty kick awarded inside the penalty box.
“Up until that one play, it was another one of those moral victories, but now we want to get a real victory,” Tigers head coach Dirk Parmley said. “Both teams had a couple of good chances in the second half but both goalies were making some great saves.”
Parmley is confident the girls can start turning the close games they’ve had so far this season into victories as the team starts adjusting to playing outdoors.
Because of the weather, the girls have had to practice in the high school gymnasium.
“If we keep playing the way that we’re playing, we’re definitely going to start winning games,” Parmley said. “Its just getting the basketball court practices transferred over to the field.”
Parmley gave high praise to defensive players Emilee Sandsmark and Shelley Mauch, as well as to midfielder Maddie Lord.
Freshman Whitney Degerberg got her first start as a varsity goalie in the game, but was sidelined early in the game after suffering a non-serious injury.
The Tigers’ regular starter, Jamie Norton, replaced Degerberg.
“We wanted to give her a little bit of a taste of the varsity level,” Parmley said.
The Tigers travel to Elizabeth today for a game at 11 a.m.
Squirt Cs finish season
PUEBLO – The Summit Youth Hockey Squirt C team finished its season by taking third place at the Pueblo Classic Tournament last weekend.
The first game on Friday against the Colorado Springs All-Stars was a difficult 9-1 loss for Summit.
The team refocused and beat Pueblo, 3-2, on Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon, Summit played a hard fought game against Front Range but lost, 5-2.
On Sunday morning Summit played for third place and won against Cheyenne, Wyo., 4-2.
Summit’s goal scorers for the weekend were center Kyle Metzger (six goals), center Austin Hackett-Klaube (two goals) and winger Johnny Kyte (two goals).
The team’s solid defense was provided by Ben Daniels, Curtis Dankof and Ian Cook. Summit forwards Daniel Cook, Rob Courtney, Dylan Harville, Nick Resignolo and Mitchell Stashick kept the pressure on their opponents during each game.
Summit goalie Jason Looby played outstanding, with an incredible 63 saves in four game.
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