High School Girls

April 12, 2011

LM West Region Report: April 12, 2011

by Mark Medina | LaxMagazine.com

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 injury.

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 victorious, 20-9.

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 I status.

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 frustration.
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 them.

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 Creek.

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