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Tigers soccer advances to state tournament

PUEBLO – Down 2-1 to Pueblo South at halftime of Summit high school soccer’s first-ever 4A regional match Thursday, Tigers head coach Peter Shafroth put the second 40 minutes squarely on the shoulder of his senior defensemen.

They responded. Summit (10-5-1 overall) blanked the Colts in the second half and rolled to a 4-2 win, which puts the Tigers in the 16-team state tournament starting next week.

Seedings will be decided Monday.



“I knew at halftime we were the better team,” Shafroth said. “We gave up two really sloppy goals in the first half. Our fullbacks are all seniors, and I told them that the game was in their hands. If they could play great defense, our forwards would come through.”

Victor Casillas tied the game right out of intermission and, midway through the half, the Tigers’ main scoring threat, Chris Nowakiwski, netted the game winner. Kevin Pelen would add one more late in the game to seal the Summit’s state berth. Kylor Dossett played all 80 minutes in goal for Summit.



For Nowakiwski, his two goals were just one more example of why he’s becoming a major scoring force in 4A. He’s had five goals in his last four games, which includes the final three Class 4A Jeffco League matches.

“(Pueblo South) wasn’t as skilled as a lot of teams in the league,” Shafroth said. “But they were incredibly fast.”

Volleyball

ALAMEDA – The Summit Tigers volleyball team took out the Alameda Pirates in four games Wednesday night. The Tigers won the first two games 25-15 and 25-20, before dropping the third 25-21. Summit recovered and finished the Pirates in the fourth, 25-15.

The Tigers play the final game of their regular season tonight in Golden.

The matches start at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity squad is expecting to start

around 7 p.m. Districts begin Oct. 24.


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