Summit soccer ends on upswing |

Summit soccer ends on upswing

The Summit High School girls soccer team finished its season with two of its best played games.

On Monday, the Tigers lost to Class 4A Jeffco League power Golden 2-0, and Tuesday the season ended with a 4-1 loss to Alameda.

The Tigers – who finished with a 1-11-1 overall record (1-7-1 in league) – recovered from a 1-0 deficit against Alameda and tied the score 1-1 early in the second half. Lorna Bremner scored Summit’s goal on an assist from Katy Adolph. The Pirates then pulled away with three unanswered goals.

Against Golden, Summit went down 2-0 in the first half but still played its best soccer of the season.

“Coming out of (spring) break, we had a pretty good run,” said Summit coach Charlie Krupanszky. “But we couldn’t really put it consistently on the winning side.”

Summit’s win came against Jefferson on April 15. The Tigers tied Elizabeth the third game of the season.

“It’s a deceiving record,” Krupanszky said of the one-win campaign. “We were such a young team, and we really played a lot of teams very closely.”

What made the coach most proud was the upbeat outlook the Tigers maintained throughout the season.

“This was anything but a 1 and 11 season from an attitude point of view,” Krupanszky said. “They learned a lot and played hard right to the end of the season.”

Tuesday marked the last game for Summit’s lone senior, Gretta Brown, who played as a sophomore before taking last season off as a junior.

Summit has seven juniors who should return next season as well as a host of sophomores, who saw plenty of varsity action this season.

Baldwin takes diving title at Interstate 8

ENGLEWOOD – Summit High School’s Joe Baldwin won the diving competition as the SHS boys swimming and diving team placed fourth overall at the Interstate 8 meet Tuesday.

Class 5A schools Kennedy, Bear Creek and Cherry Creek filled out the top three.

Baldwin scored 174.45 points to beat out five other divers.

Eric Lowe was in on all three of Summit’s second-place finishes. He was runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 1.26 seconds, and in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:33.69. He also teamed with David Shaffer, Josh Gammel and John McGee to place second in the 200 free relay.

McGee was third in the 100 butterfly (1:06.23) and fourth in the 50 free (25.30). Marc Miller was third in the 100 backstroke (1:15.14).

The Tigers have one more regular season dual – Saturday against Columbine – before the Jeffco League and state meets begin.

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