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Cheyenne Mtn. 3, Regis 2

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Karly Findorff scored on a free kick early in overtime Tuesday night, leading Cheyenne Mountain to its second Class 4A state soccer championship in three years with a 3-2 victory over Regis.

It was Cheyenne Mountain's third girls soccer title in school history. Second-seeded Cheyenne Mountain (15-2-2) also won 4A crowns in 1997 and 2005.

Findorff's shot came from 25 yards away in the 83rd minute. It hooked to the left of Regis freshman goalkeeper Megan Thomas and into the right corner of the net.

The play resulted after a scoring attempt by forward Kelley Lawson, who had a breakaway chance that was thwarted by Thomas.

Fourth-seeded Regis (13-5-2), which made its first appearance in a girls soccer final, showed impressive character by overcoming a two-goal deficit between the 64th and 65th minutes on goals from Marissa Sampias and Keelin Winters.

Lawson scored a pair of first-half goals, tilting the momentum to the Cheyenne Mountain sideline.

The senior's first goal came in the 18th minute on a breakaway. After taking a long pass, Lawson raced between two defenders and shot the ball into the left corner.

Just before halftime, in the 39th minute, Lawson again gained control before being tripped by Sampias in the penalty box. Lawson took advantage of the ensuing penalty kick, faking to the right and kicking it by Thomas for a 2-0 lead.

Sampias made it 2-1 on her free kick that sailed over Cheyenne Mountain goalie Caitlin Turner in the 64th minute.

Moments later, Winters took control from about 25 yards out, faked left and ripped the ball into the top right corner.

Thomas finished with eight saves for Regis, while Turner had four.


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