Nike/US Lacrosse West Girls' Report
by Todd Karpovich | LaxMagazine.com
Player of the Week
Kayli Weiss, Centaurus (Colo.)
The senior came up big with 10 saves in a 12-10 victory over Kent Denver. She also had another five saves in a 20-10 victory over Denver East to keep her team in position to grab the No. 1 seed in the Colorado playoffs. Weiss will play college lacrosse at Bowdoin.
Also Notable: Maddie Spiess, Marin Catholic (Calif.); Erin O' Shaughnessy, Denver East (Colo.); Dani Murray Kent Denver (Colo.)
Game of the Week
Arapahoe (Colo.) at Chatfield (Colo.), April 26
Chatfield has put together a phenomenal season and has yet to lose a game. The Chargers have also given up more than 10 goals just once this season. However, they will face one of their toughest matchup of the season against state-power Arapahoe. The Warriors are 8-1 with their only loss coming against Air Academy. Arapahoe has the firepower to get into a shootout with Chatfield.
West Region Top 10
1 . Centaurus (Colo.), 10-1
The Warriors handed Denver East (Colo.) its first loss of the season with a dominant 20-10 victory. Sarah Brown (Colorado commit) led the way with six goals and four assists, while Ellie Meyer had four goals. Katherine Burns, Sarah Meyers and Olivia Holmes each had a hat trick. Centaurus plays Thomson Valley (Colo.) this week.
2. Chatfield (Colo.), 11-0
The Chargers ran their unbeaten streak to 11 games with victories over Ralston Valley, Conifer and Golden by a combined score of 61-19. Chatfield looks to expand one of its best seasons in program history with three games this week, including a tough test against Arapahoe (Colo.), which is 7-1.
3. West Linn (Ore.), 9-0
The Lions continued to roll with victories over Oregon Episcopal (Ore.), 19-6, and Lakeridge (Ore.), 15-4. West Linn faces a rematch this week with last year's state runner-up Lake Oswego (Colo.), which it handled 15-11 in its prior game this season.
4. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 10-1
The Knights have not played since suffering its first setback of the season with a 16-15 loss to Corona del Mar (Calif.). Foothill-Santa Ana is back in action this week with a Esperanza and Yorba Linda.
5. The Bishop's School (Calif.), 8-0
The Knights extended their unbeaten streak to eight games with victories over Santa Fe Christian (Calf.) and Pacific Ridge (Calif.). The Bishop's School has three games this week, starting with La Jolla (Calif.) and then rematches against Francis Parker (Calif.) and La Jolla Christian Day School (Calif.), both of which they handled earlier in the season.
6. Amador Valley (Calif.), 11-1
The Dons have now won seven consecutive games with a 21-9 victory over Los Alamitos (Calif.) and a 21-2 win over Granada (Calif.). Amador Valley looks to stay on track in the EBAL this week against a challenging matchup with Sacred Heart Prep (Calif.) which is 6-3.
7. Denver East (Colo.), 10-1
The Angels bounced back from their first loss of the season – a 20-10 setback against No. 1 Centaurus – with a victory over rival Kent Denver (Colo.). Erin O' Shaughnessy led the way with four goals. Denver East plays a non-conference game against Cleveland Heights (Ohio) before taking on perennial power Cherry Creek (Colo.) this week.
8. Marin Catholic (Calif.) 15-1
The Wildcats continue to control their own destiny for a MCAL regular season title with an 18-10 victory over Novato (Calif.). Marin Catholic has back-to-back games this week against Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) and Coronado (Calif.) before a big showdown with Amador Valley.
9. Air Academy (Colo.), 7-1
The Kadets dominated Chaparral (Colo.) and Liberty (Colo.) last week. Air Academy looks to get by Rampart (Colo.) this week, which is riding an eight-game winning streak, and the Sacred Heart Academy (N.Y.).
10. Carondelet (Calif.), 7-3
The Cougars bounced back from a five-overtime loss to Amador Valley with a 17-6 victory over Los Alamitos (Calif.). Carondelet has an intriguing schedule this week with three out-of-state games against Loyola Academy (Ill.), Bishop Ireton (Va.) and Milton (Ga.).
Centaurus has managed to stay atop the rankings with four victories over a seven-day span. The Warriors handed Denver East their first loss of the season with a 20-10 win. This came just five days after getting a scare from upstart Kent Denver before prevailing 12-10. It was Centaurus' closest game since a 9-5 defeat at the hands of the Flint School in D.C. Sarah Brown led the way for Centaurus with five goals and one assist, while Andrea Kim added three goals. Dani Murray had three goals for Kent Denver.
Snohomish (Wash.) attacker Hannah Graves had three goals, including the game-winner with 55 seconds left in regulation for a 14-13 victory over Bainbridge (Wash.). Snohomish improved to 6-1 and moved into a tie with Lakeside (Wash.) in the Washington State North Sound Conference lacrosse standings. Snohomish next travels to Redmond to take on another undefeated team, Lake Sammamish (Wash.), which is 7-0. Bainbridge lost for the first time this season and is 4-1.
2014 West Region Report Archive
- February 25 - Preseason Top 10/Player of the Year Watch List
- March 18
- March 25
- April 1
- April 8
- April 15
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