Another year, another postseason for the Durango High School girls varsity soccer program.
Behind three-time Southwestern League coach of the year Aaron Eldridge, this year's playoff team is trying to shake off
some old demons.
DHS has qualified for the postseason in all four years of Eldridge's tenure, but the Demons are just 1-3-0 in
All four years, three league championships and a runner-up, but I certainly wouldn't say we're content," Eldridge said
Sunday. We want to do more. I'm proud of our record, and the girls have done a great job for me, but we want to do
Durango earned its third home playoff game in the last four years Sunday, when the CHSAA seeding committee gave the
Demons a No. 14 seed in the Class 5A Girls Soccer Championships.
DHS (11-4-0) will host No. 19 Liberty (7-8-0) on Wednesday at the Riverview Sports Complex in a first-round playoff
game. The time of the game, Eldridge said, should be decided today, although the coach is hoping for a 4 p.m.
I think they're going to be a better team than their record shows," Eldridge said. They've played some pretty tough
Eldridge ticked off teams such as Air Academy (No. 4), Arapahoe (No. 5), Grandview (No. 9) and Heritage (No. 12) as a
few of Liberty's opponents this season, and DHS shares a few common opponents with the Colorado Springs Metro school,too.
They've both beaten Coronado this season, and they've both lost to Lewis-Palmer and Rampart this season.
We're excited about it," Eldridge said.
Cherry Creek (13-1-1) earned the top seed in the 32-team tournament and will host No. 32 Hinkley on Wednesday in the
first round. The top 16 seeds in the tournament will host first-round games, and the higher seed will host throughout
The semifinals will be played May 22 at Englewood High School, and the championship will be played May 26 at Dick's
Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.