May 26, 2010 4:51 AM
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Dawn Reachard scored in the 14th minute Tuesday evening, and St. Mary's claimed its second straight championship with a 1-0 victory over The Classical Academy in the girls' Class 3A state title game.
Reachard took a perfect pass from Christina Whitelaw on the right side and shot it high. Classical Academy goalie Tita Garcia managed to get her hand on the ball, but it bounced behind her and into the top of the net.
The goal was only the third allowed by top-seeded Classical Academy (19-1) this year.
St. Mary's (16-3-1), the No. 3 seed from Colorado Springs, avenged its 2-0 Tri-Peaks league loss in April to Classical Academy, the No. 1 seed from the same city.
St. Mary's keeper Katie Loof saved all three shots she faced.
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