Tigers back at .500 after loss to SMA
The Summit High School girls soccer team’s postseason chances took a big blow Thursday with a 5-1 loss to undefeated St. Mary’s. The Wildcats now have an inside track at the Class 4A Metro League title and No. 1 playoff seed. The Tigers (4-4-2 overall, 2-2-2 in league) are headed for the No. 3 spot. Englewood, which beat and tied Summit, will likely grab the second-place spot.
The Tigers could not capitalize on an early Amanda Groneman goal on an assist from Kate Chapman. After scoring first, Summit gave up five unanswered goals, four in the first half, and three off corner kicks.
With two goals in the final four minutes of the first half, St. Mary’s turned a 2-1 lead into a 4-1 lead just before halftime. The Wildcat’s fifth goal came early in the second half.
“We shut down their two most dangerous players, but they still had enough strength to beat us,” said Summit coach Charlie Krupanszky. “We’re still in a good position for the playoffs. We need to keep proving ourselves. We need to maintain our momentum.”
Summit plays at Bishop Machebeuf today in a nonleague game, and at Battle Mountain Monday. The Tigers finish the season with three home games against league opponents, including a rematch with St. Mary’s in the regular season finale April 30.
Success for swimmers at Northridge
The Summit High School boys swimming and diving team beat both Northridge and Englewood in a tri meet Monday in Northridge.
Summit won seven of the 12 events and went 1-2 in three of them. Eric Lowe won the 200-yard freestyle in a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 59.25 seconds. Pete Richmond was behind him in second in 2:05.32.
Summit junior Jon Rutter took first in the diving competition with 124.40 points, and Joe Baldwin was second with 116.10.
With two teams in the 200 freestyle relay, Summit wasn’t beatable. Lowe, Rutter, Richmond and Jon Koetteritz won the event in 1:46.97, and the team of Andy Richmond, Jared Freeman, Chris Marvin and David Shaffer was second in 1:54.90.
Summit also placed first in the 400 freestyle relay with the team of Lowe, Koetteritz, Doug Borg and Pete Richmond. Borg won the 500 free in 5:42.09 and the butterfly in 1:03.87. Pete Richmond was a winner in the 100 free in 54.40. Koetteritz was second in the 50 free in 26.52, less than a second off the pace.
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