LAKEWOOD — Standley Lake’s girls soccer team has already matched its win total from last season and Class 4A Jeffco League play hasn’t even begun for the Gators (5-0-1 record).

First-year coach Stephen Tallman has Standley Lake on a 5-game winning streak after a 4-0 shutout victory over Bear Creek on Friday night at Lakewood Memorial Field. Tallman said he is surprised that the Gators only won five games last season.

“The chemistry is good,” Tallman said about his team that’s only blemish is a 1-1 tie against Denver South in Standley Lake’s season opener. “The girls really care about each other and play for each other.”

Standley Lake already has four shutout victories and have outscored its opponents 28 to 2 in six games.

Standley Lake scored twice in the first and second half Friday night to grab the shutout victory. Junior Macy Palmer, who has majority played goalie for the Gators this season, got the scoring going with a header in the 5th minute to put Standley Lake up 1-0.

Photo by Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Public Schools

“This was a game that we wanted to get everyone on the field,” Palmer said. “We wanted to get everyone involved.”

Junior Corynn Kjederquist gave the Gators a 2-0 lead with a goal in the 16th minute against Bear Creek (1-4-1). A nice shot from senior Jillian Bundgaard pushed the lead to 3-0 in the 44th minute.

Senior Jocelyn Beeson finished out the scoring with a goal in the 77th minute. Senior Victoria Herrera got the shutout victory in net for the Gators.

“I think we can carry this momentum into league,” Palmer said. “I think we can qualify for state too.”

Tallman admitted the competition will get tougher when Standley Lake begins conference play next week. Keeping the winning streak going will be key.

Standley Lake opens league play Monday, April 8, at the North Area Athletic Complex against Conifer (2-3, 0-1). The Gators face defending 4A state champion Dakota Ridge on April 11 at NAAC.

“We’ve shown we can compete,” Tallman said. “We’ll see if we can compete at the next level now.”

Bear Creek dives into 5A Jeffco League play next week. The Bears face Chatfield (1-3-1) on Tuesday, April 9, at Lakewood Memorial Field.