Torrey Pines Takes Down West No. 1 Cherry Creek (Colo.)

Senior middie Ara Suhadolnik scored three goals and notched three assists Thursday, pacing a Torrey Pines offense that ripped off seven unanswered goals in the first quarter and went on to beat host Cherry Creek (Colo.), 15-11.

The Bruins are ranked No. 1 in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Regional Experts Poll this week; the Falcons are No. 5. Torrey Pines (8-1) has lost only to Regis Jesuit of Denver, which is currently No. 8 in the Inside Lacrosse regional rankings.

Thursday, Cherry Creek took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Connor Till, but the rest of the quarter was all Falcons. They led 7-1 after one quarter and 10-5 at halftime. Torrey stretched its advantage to 12-5 midway through the third and led 14-7 heading into the final quarter.

Cherry Creek (3-1) scored three in a row to pull within 14-10 with eight minutes to play, but it stayed that way for more than four minutes before Torrey Pines scored to make it 15-10. That was the end of any comeback for the Bruins.

Attack Josh Sherman (3g, 1a), middie Spencer Small (2g, 1a), Alderik van der Heyde (2g, 1a) and middie Brendan Egan (2g) joined Suhadolnik as multi-goal scorers for the Falcons.

Nate Miller scored four goals for the Bruins. Junior attack Asher Nolting had three.

The Bruins will face Cherokee Trail on Friday, then Regis Jesuit on April 14. Regis Jesuit beat Torrey Pines 10-7 in California on March 30. Torrey Pines will visit Kent Denver on Saturday.

Some information was taken from The Denver Post.