Girls Soccer: Grandview, Smoky Hill play to 1-1 deadlock

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Grandview-Smoky Hill Girls Soccer 4.24.14
Grandview’s Maddi Rodriguez, back, and Smoky Hill’s Cassidy Robinson contest for a ball in the air during the 1-1 Centennial League girls soccer tie between the Wolves and Buffs on April 24, 2014, at Smoky Hill High School. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | In another Centennial League girls soccer slugfest, Grandview and Smoky Hill played to a 1-1 tie Thursday at The Swamp.

First-half goals by Smoky Hill’s Sami Brooks and Grandview’s Whitney Taggart stood up as the teams couldn’t decide a victor after 80 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods of physical play.

Junior goalkeeper Megan Kneefel made 16 saves for the Buffaloes, who saw a string of 10 straight victories come to an end, but remained unbeaten in their last 11 contests and kept hold of the top spot in the Centennial League standings with just one game remaining.

Coach Matt Guglielmo’s team now stands at 10-1-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the league going into next week’s showdown at Cherry Creek.

Senior goalie Maddie Lesjak recorded eight saves of her own for Grandview, which has come on of late and is unbeaten in its last five contests.

Coach Tari Wood’s Wolves moved to 7-3-3 overall and sit fourth in the Centennial League standings at 2-2-2 with a game left against Overland, which is winless thus far in league play.

The top two teams in the league standings earn automatic spots in the Class 5A state playoffs, but 11 at-large bids will be up for grabs.

Grandview will have to play its next game without senior midfielder Brooke Tasker, who must sit out a game after the referee gave her a red card late in the first overtime period.

In other Centennial League results, Eaglecrest picked up a big win with a 1-0 victory at Mullen on a second-half goal by freshman Nadia Morris, while both Cherokee Trail and Overland got shut out by Cherry Creek (3-0) and Arapahoe (10-0), respectively.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel

GRANDVIEW 1, SMOKY HILL 1 (2OT)

Score by halves:

Grandview   1  0  0  0 — 1

Smoky Hill   1  0  0  0 — 1

Grandview goal: Whitney Taggart; Smoky Hill goal: Sami Brooks; Smoky Hill assist: Sam Howshar; Grandview saves: Maddie Lesjak (9 shots against-8 saves); Smoky Hill saves: Megan Kneefel (17 shots against-16 saves).

Grandview 1, Smoky Hill 1 (2OT)

Score by halves:

Grandview   1  0  0  0 — 1

Smoky Hill   1  0  0  0 — 1

Grandview goal: Whitney Taggart; Smoky Hill goal: Sami Brooks; Smoky Hill assist: Sam Howshar; Grandview saves: Maddie Lesjak (9 shots against-8 saves); Smoky Hill saves: Megan Kneefel (17 shots against-16 saves).

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Grandview 1, Smoky Hill 1 (2OT)

Score by halves:

Grandview   1  0  0  0 — 1

Smoky Hill   1  0  0  0 — 1

Grandview goal: Whitney Taggart; Smoky Hill goal: Sami Brooks; Smoky Hill assist: Sam Howshar; Grandview saves: Maddie Lesjak (9 shots against-8 saves); Smoky Hill saves: Megan Kneefel (17 shots against-16 saves).

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Grandview 1, Smoky Hill 1 (2OT)

Score by halves:

Grandview   1  0  0  0 — 1

Smoky Hill   1  0  0  0 — 1

Grandview goal: Whitney Taggart; Smoky Hill goal: Sami Brooks; Smoky Hill assist: Sam Howshar; Grandview saves: Maddie Lesjak (9 shots against-8 saves); Smoky Hill saves: Megan Kneefel (17 shots against-16 saves).

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Grandview 1, Smoky Hill 1 (2OT)

Score by halves:

Grandview   1  0  0  0 — 1

Smoky Hill   1  0  0  0 — 1

Grandview goal: Whitney Taggart; Smoky Hill goal: Sami Brooks; Smoky Hill assist: Sam Howshar; Grandview saves: Maddie Lesjak (9 shots against-8 saves); Smoky Hill saves: Megan Kneefel (17 shots against-16 saves).

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Grandview 1, Smoky Hill 1 (2OT)

Score by halves:

Grandview   1  0  0  0 — 1

Smoky Hill   1  0  0  0 — 1

Grandview goal: Whitney Taggart; Smoky Hill goal: Sami Brooks; Smoky Hill assist: Sam Howshar; Grandview saves: Maddie Lesjak (9 shots against-8 saves); Smoky Hill saves: Megan Kneefel (17 shots against-16 saves).

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