No. 2 Colorado Academy girls lacrosse gets road win against Chatfield

Colorado Academy’s Lauren Russell fires a shot on goal in the Mustangs’ win over Chatfield.
(Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

LAKEWOOD — The three-time defending girls lacrosse state champions paid a visit to Trailblazer Stadium late Thursday afternoon.

Colorado Academy, No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com girls lacrosse preseason rankings, improved to 2-0 on the season with a 19-4 victory over Chatfield (1-2 overall).

CA extended its in-state winning streak to 43 straight games. The Mustangs haven’t loss to an in-state team since the 2015 season. CA’s last loss to a Colorado squad was against Mullen on April 2, 2015.

The Mustangs have defeated Cherry Creek in each of the last three state championship games.

Senior Lauren Russell (four goals), junior Sloane Murphy (six goals) and freshman Katharine Merrifield (four goals) led the way for CA against Chatfield.

For Chatfield, junior Ryley Caron had a pair of goals to push her season total to a dozen on the season. Senior Riley Leischner and junior Bailey Truex also scored for the Chargers.

Chatfield is looking to get back into the mix as one of the elite programs in the state. The Chargers advanced to the state semifinal in 2014. That year included a 17-game winning streak.

Chatfield hasn’t advanced that deep into the postseason since 2014. Last year the Chargers lost in the opening round to Cheyenne Mountain.