5A boys soccer roundup: Fairview upsets rival Boulder to advance

Fairview Boulder boys soccer

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To be the man, you have to beat the man.

Fairview now has a chance to be the man after a 2-1 upset win over defending Class 5A soccer champion Boulder on Wednesday.

The win puts the Knights in the quarterfinals of the 5A boys state tournament.

Fairview jumped out to a 2-0 lead before halftime thanks to goals from Ryan Tidd and Myles Ellis.

Boulder got one back in the second half from Eric Ramirez, but the Panthers couldn't find the equalizer.

The Knights will face Grandview on Saturday as they look to advance to the semifinals.

(1) Denver East 2, (16) Fossil Ridge 1 (PKs),

Top-seeded Denver East found itself locked in a 1-1 tie with Fossil Ridge after 80 minutes of regulation and two overtime periods.

Off to penalty kicks they went.

The Angels scored eight times while the Sabercats could only put seven in the net. With the shootout win, Denver East will meet Grand Junction in the 5A quarterfinals on Saturday.

(5) Grandview 2, (12) Regis Jesuit 0

Junior Jaime Luna struck first and classmate Ian Oltman added one for insurance as Grandview topped Regis Jesuit 2-0 on Wednesday.

Keeper Eddie St. Martin made three saves to get his second shutout of the playoffs.

Other scores:

(8) Grand Junction 3, (9) Arapahoe 1
(3) Fort Collins 3, (19) Castle View 1
(6) Hinkley 2, (11) Rangeview 1
(7) Broomfield 4, (10) Cherry Creek 1
(2) FNE Warriors 1, (15) Legacy 0