LAKEWOOD — It took just 13 seconds for Green Mountain to take the lead against Bear Creek on Friday night at Lakewood Memorial Field.
Sophomore Rose Olson centered a pass that rookie Alyssa Hamilton put in the back of the net with 39 minutes and 47 seconds left in the first half. The Rams (5-2, 3-1 in the Class 4A Jeffco League) earned an 8-0 win in women’s soccer.
“I was a little surprised,” Hamilton said of the fastest goal of her football career. “The ball crossed and came straight to my foot. I immediately looked at the clock.
It was the first of Hamilton’s two first-half goals that gave Green Mountain a 4-0 halftime lead.
“We had the ball wide and Rose (Olson) made a nice cross and we finished it,” Green Mountain coach Ken Fehr said. “It was picture perfect – 13 seconds or 30 minutes – when you get it and do the right thing you’ll get a goal.”
Olson eventually scored two goals herself as Green Mountain rode a fine three-day shutout winning streak over Golden and Bear Creek.
“We worked Wednesday night against Golden,” Fehr said of the 2-0 win at the North Area Athletic Complex. “We had a few chances and got the win. It’s a good way to end the week.
Green Mountain and the rest of the 4A Jeffco teams are chasing defending conference champion Evergreen (7-1, 4-0). The Rams lost to the Cougars a week ago 4-1, but Green Mountain is back on track and aiming for a playoff berth no matter what happens with the league title.
“Our goal right now is to put ourselves in a position to have a chance at the end of the regular season,” Fehr said of the Rams’ intentions to enter the 32-team 4A state tournament pool. . “We’re not talking about winning the league. We have a few games ahead of us that we have to win. If we play like we can play and stay healthy, we’ll be fine.
The top two 4A Jeffco teams earn an automatic playoff bid. Half of the peloton will be determined by the RPI ranking. Green Mountain is currently ranked 9th in the RPI rankings.
“We have to keep that momentum going,” Hamilton said. “We have big games coming up. To win the league, you must win these matches. You have to come out hard.
Green Mountain will play three games next week, including championship games against D’Evelyn (Tuesday April 19) and Littleton (Friday April 22).