AURORA | Grandview’s best-ever boys lacrosse season came to an end at the hands of the team that ended its previous best season — Cherry Creek — Saturday.
The sixth-seeded Wolves piled up 14 wins in the regular season and playoffs, including a victory over Fruita Monument in the program’s first home postseason contest, but the third-seeded Bruins stopped them in their playoff tracks with a 12-5 quarterfinal win at Legacy Stadium.
Grandview scored four times in the second period and made it a two-goal game at halftime, but Cherry Creek — which won the regular season meeting between the teams by a 15-3 count — responded with five scores in the third period to take control. The Bruins moved on to a May 15 semifinal against No. 10 Highlands Ranch.
Coach Scott Hussey’s Wolves — which got two goals from junior Ty Hussey and single tallies from juniors Cade Bruckman and Evan Humphrey and sophomore Luke McGahey — matched the program’s deepest push in the postseason.
Senior goalie Darius Miller faced a barrage of 24 shots and stopped 12 of them.
Grandview also made the quarterfinals in 2016, but had its season ended again by Cherry Creek.
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(3) CHERRY CREEK 12, (6) GRANDVIEW 5
Score by periods:
Grandview 0 4 1 0 — 5
Cherry Creek 3 3 5 1 — 12
Grandview goals: Ty Hussey 2, Cade Bruckman, Evan Humphrey, Luke McGahey. Cherry Creek goals: Aidan Burke 4, Henry Olson 2, Morry Stein 2, Huntley Barker, Gunner Helm, Gabriel Minisini, Dante Orlando. Grandview assists: Hussey, Braydan Hiebert, McGahey. Cherry Creek assists: Minisini 2, Olson, Stein. Grandview saves: Darius Miller (24 shots on goal-12 saves). Cherry Creek saves: Chandler Nayman (10 shots on goal-5 saves)