COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Cheyenne Mountain Indians held on to defeat Evergreen 2-1 Wednesday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to win the class 4A girls' soccer state championship.
Lisa Long, a senior for the Indians, was the hero of the night, scoring both of her team's goals. The first came 11 minutes into the first half when Long was able to bury a breakaway shot past the opposing keeper to the bottom left corner to give her team a 1-0 lead.
Before she would score her second, Evergreen tied the game at 1-1 just before halftime behind the big boot of Myla Stewart. Stewart scored on a long free kick from the right sideline to notch the game up at the break.
Long's game winning goal happened much like the first one. The Evergreen defense misplayed a through ball, and the senior was off to the races for the second time, again burying her shot low and to the corner past the keeper.
The Indians' defense would stand strong despite a late push from their opponents to hang on for the 2-1 victory.
The win marked Cheyenne Mountain's sixth state championship in girls' soccer. Their previous win was back in 2015 when the Indians defeated Lewis Palmer in penalty kicks.