Cherry Creek moved a step closer to defending its state girls lacrosse championship May 14 by besting Arapahoe 11-10 in the 5A state quarterfinal game played at Littleton Public School Stadium.
The Bruins move into the state semifinals and will play Centaurus on May 16 at the University of Denver.
“It was a fun game as close as the score,” Bruins Coach Bree Tierney said after the game. “Games like this are fun to coach once you have won them.”
She said she expected it would be a close game since the Bruins lost to Arapahoe 12-11 during the regular season.
“Arapahoe has a good defense and their goalie is outstanding,” she said. “She stops high shots, low shots. You just have to find a little opening to get the ball in the net.”
Annie Dent paced the Bruin attack with four goals and two assists.
“I had a good day individually and our whole team had a good day,” the senior said after the game. “We had fire in our heart to win today. I got passes at the key time to take open shots. I focused on low, hard shots. They seemed to work for me. It feels great to win today. Now we have to keep winning.”