Richmond-bound Bailey Zerr scored six goals in top-ranked
Cherry Creek's (Colo.) win over Kent Denver, but the sixth came at
a price -- a collision which resulted in a head
Player of the Week
Bailey Zerr, Cherry Creek (Colo.)
Zerr led the Bruins with a six-goal effort in their 17-14 victory
April 5 over state rival Kent Denver, but it didn’t come
without a price. The Denver Post reported that Zerr’s sixth
goal coincided with her colliding with a pair of Kent players and
suffered a head injury. That caused her to miss the Bruins’
matchup Thursday with Centaurus, though Cherry Creek was
West Region Top 10
1. Cherry Creek (Colo.) - 10-0 - The Bruins
proved their dominance this week by beating Kent Denver and
Centaurus, two teams considered among the elite in Colorado.
2. Coronado (Calif.) - 9-1 - Clearly, the
Islanders have sparked motivation from the CIF San Diego Section
demoting them to Division II due to school enrollment size.
Coronado may not be able to appeal to play up a division, but the
Islanders are proving through their play why they deserve Division
3. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) - 7-1 - The
Vikings return 12 starters, including three midfielders who plan to
play collegiate lacrosse, including Hannah Farr (Stanford), Heidi
Halsted (Connecticut College) and Rachel Hinds (Stanford).
4. Mullen (Colo.) - 7-1 - The Mustangs earned
some attention after securing a 19-7 victory Wednesday against
Heritage/Littleton by scoring nine unanswered goals and holding the
opposition scoreless for the final 25 minutes.
5. Bainbridge Island (Wash.) - 3-0 - For
seven consecutive seasons, the Spartans have made the state
championship season. They have fallen short, however, to state
rival Lakeside every season since 2006, a fate Bainbridge Island
may reverse this season thanks to the services of returning
All-American midfielder Jaclyn Biggers.
6. Centaurus (Colo.) - 5-2 - The Warriors
couldn’t handle Cherry Creek’s quick-strike offense,
allowing the Bruins to score six unanswered goals Thursday en route
to a 20-9 loss to Colorado’s top team. A 21-1 victory two
days later over Chatfield at least alleviated the
7. Foothill-Orange County (Calif.) - 9-2 -
The Knights’ five-game winning streak has consisted of both
blowouts and close victories. They enjoyed a 13-12 nailbiter Friday
over Beckman and a 12-10 upset March 25 over Los Alamitos, breaking
its 46-game winning streak. And Foothill-Orange County also
finished with a 15-8 victory March 30 over Denver East and a 16-0
drubbing April 4 over Yorba Linda.
8. Carondelet (Calif.) - 8-2 - The Cougars have
held opponents to single digits for nine of their 10 games and have
beaten teams by double-digit margins in three of the past four of
9. Air Academy (Colo.) - 6-1 - There’s
few things that warrant the Kadets in the top 10 rankings. They
nearly pulled off an upset in an 18-17 loss April 1 to Centaurus.
All their other games featured holding teams under single digits,
including two shutouts.
10. Alta (Utah) - 8-0 - The Hawks do it
all. They score at a prolific rate, averaging 18.13 goals and
holding teams to 4.75 goals per game.
Game of the Week
Cherry Creek at Mullen - Friday
The Bruins have already compiled signature victories against St.
Ignatius Prep, Kent Denver and Centaurus. Mullen will be another
good test, but so far no one has been able to stop Cherry