No. 6 Cherry Creek girls soccer tops Boulder in bounce-back win

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE — No. 6 Cherry Creek girls soccer took down Boulder in a non-conference showdown 1-0 Wednesday afternoon.

It was a goal from Anna Weinstein in the 70th minute that made the difference, but Cherry Creek (2-0-1) had control the entire game. It was a bounce-back win for the Bruins after falling to another Front Range League team in Fairview.

"We did a good job of possessing the ball today," Cherry Creek coach Jim Schneider said. "We did not get impatient."

"We really worked hard to get the ball in," added Bruins junior Elle Gill. "It took us a while to get one in, the (Boulder) keeper was incredible."

Incredible she was as Elise Thomason-Larssen time and time again made outstanding saves to keep the Bruins off the scoreboard. But as time wound down, Cherry Creek's pressure was too much for the Panthers to hold off.

Cherry Creek has a lot of new players stepping into a bigger role with the team.

"We had such amazing senior leadership last year, a couple of our girls are as good as the state has ever seen," coach Schneider continued. "Replacing players of that talent is difficult and requires everyone to play just a little better than she did last year."

Looking forward, Boulder (1-1-0) will take on Horizon on Thursday. Cherry Creek will travel to the Western Slope where the Bruins will face Fruita Monument and Durango on Friday and Saturday.