Summit soccer gets first win of season |

Summit soccer gets first win of season

LAKEWOOD – In its first game back from spring break, the Summit High School girls soccer team got its first win of the season and its first ever in the Class 4A Jeffco League.

The Tigers beat Jefferson 2-1 Tuesday in wet, windy conditions at Lakewood Memorial Field. Kelly Kastberg got the game-winner with 24 minutes left in the game when she one-timed a cross from Stacey Downen. Summit had tied the game four minutes earlier when Kate Chapman converted a direct free kick after Kastberg was fouled.

“It was nice to start the post-spring-break season with a victory,” said assistant coach Dirk Parmley. “Everyone was definitely very excited. They would have been more so if everyone wasn’t so cold.”

Despite out-shooting the Saints 12-1 in the first half and 22-6 overall, the Tigers (1-6-1 overall, 1-3-1 in league) went into the half tied 0-0 and fell behind 1-0 early in the second half.

“The team kept their composure and still played our game,” Parmley said.

Summit returns to action with a rescheduled, nonleague game today against Bishop Machebeuf in Denver.


Summit 7, Alameda 0

The Summit High tennis team returned from spring break exactly how it left for it – with a 7-0 victory.

All but one of the Tigers’ positions won in straight sets Tuesday at Alameda.

“We are rolling,” said Summit coach Rae Anderson. “Everyone is playing great.”

No. 1 singles player Sutton Anderson beat Kelli LeBur 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 player Julie Wallace won 6-2, 6-2; and No. 3 Stephanie Swanson won 6-4,


Summit’s No. 3 doubles team of Emily Cardamon and Emily Baker were the only to go into a third set. They dropped the first set 4-6 before coming back 6-0 in the second and winning the third-set tiebreaker 10-6.

Lauren Cole and Shannon Buhler won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles; the No. 2 doubles team of Lindsey Holden and Diana Smithwick won 6-1, 6-2; and the No. 4 team of Sara Griffin and Brittany Ellsworth beat their Pirate opponents 6-1, 6-4.

The Tigers are 3-1 overall and have yet to lose a Jeffco League match (3-0). They expect a tougher test today when they face nonleague opponent St. Mary’s Academy.


Ralston Valley 10, Summit 3

The Summit High baseball team returned to action after break with a 10-3 loss Monday at Ralston Valley. Jordy Lynch and Cole Denckla each had doubles, and Lynch had two RBIs, but no Tiger had more than one hit.

Ryan Norton pitched into the fourth inning, giving up six runs (three earned). Corey Olson relieved for two and a third and allowed four runs (three earned).

Summit (1-6 overall, 0-2 in league) scored one run in the first and two in the fourth. The Tigers play at Elizabeth today.

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