Summit High sports wrap-up: XC team’s Liam Meirow is fastest man in 4A, soccer heads to round 2
Summit senior Liam Meirow led the way for Tiger sports this week, claiming first place at the 4A state cross-country championships on Saturday. Meirow won in thrilling fashion with a final sprint against Broomfield’s Ethan Gonzales. The two had separated from the rest of the pack and entered Norris Penrose Stadium in Colorado Springs neck-and-neck.
“That was the roughest race I ever had, but I didn’t give up,” Meirow said after the race in an interview with the CHSAANOW.com, the Colorado High School Activities Association sports website.
“I was toe-to-toe with Liam when we turned into the stadium, but I had nothing left,” Gonzales told CHSAANOW.com.
Meirow finished his remarkable senior season undefeated in competition. He crossed the finish line in Colorado Springs in 16 minutes 27.1 seconds. Gonzales crossed the line on his heels in 16:29.6
The Tiger girls team finished 12th against a field of 24 teams. Ruthie Boyd led the way for the girls finishing 19th in 20:25.1. McKenna Ramsay finished 46th in 20:56.
The 21st-seeded boys soccer team kept their playoff hopes alive this week with a win over 12th-seed Pueblo Centennial.
“We all believed we could win the game,” Summit senior Dominick DiLallo told the Daily earlier in the week.
The teams held each other scoreless until late in the game. With 8 minutes left in the game Summit junior Thomas DeBonville put the ball past Centennial goalie Avery Burke for the game’s only score. Centennial had a few late game scoring opportunities to tie but junior goalie Noah Glasco came up with another solid performance recording his 10th shutout of the season.
“Noah Glasco had a phenomenal game,” head coach Tommy Gogolen said.
The team will face No. 5 seed Ponderosa in the second round, Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Parker. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The lady Tiger rugby team closed out yet another undefeated league season with a convincing 82-0 win over Northside Saturday.
“Offensively we’re clicking really well,” head coach Karl Barth said of the win.
The team will head to Chaparral next Saturday to face Regis Jesuit in the first round of the playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The woes continued for Tiger football this week, as they fell to No. 2 ranked Conifer 42-7.
The loss drops the Tigers to 2-6 on the season, 1-4 in league play.
Summit will close the season Friday hosting league No. 1 Evergreen (5-0 in-league, 7-2 overall) Friday night, Nov. 1.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
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