No. 17 Montrose beat No. 16 Loveland on the road in the first round of the Class 4A boys soccer state tournament on Saturday.
Montrose won, 2-1.
Loveland took a 1-0 lead on a goal by David Pettit eight minutes in. Montrose's Aiden Harrell tied the game with about three minutes left in the first half. Then, Sean Alex put Montrose ahead 2-1 in the second half, and that was the final.
“They scored first on a rebound,” Montrose coach Cassie Snyder said. “We kept our composure and intensity during the game. We outplayed them. We lost a little composure toward the end, because Loveland was desperate to score.”
“Both teams wanted it,” Loveland coach Chad Arthur said. “End of the day, their efforts were slightly better.”
Montrose will now play top-seeded Battle Mountain on Tuesday.