Mullen built a double-digit halftime lead and breezed past host Douglas County in Castle Rock 10-0 on another windy Friday night to remain atop the Class 5A No. 1 League.
It was a rare shutout in boys lacrosse as the Mustangs moved to 6-7 overall, 5-0 in league.
Nicky Bond, Chris Bougie, Luke Dempsey, Ethan Karr and Connor Warren each scored two goals. Jaxon Heil, Toby Grosso, Max Thomason and Jeff Witwer also scored as head coach Matt Cawley was able to substitute freely.
The Mustangs are up by a half-game in the league standings with two to play. They can clinch at least a tie for the No. 1 title with a victory against Eaglecrest on Monday, May 2, 6 p.m., at the Stutler Bowl in Greenwood Village.
Mullen will wrap up its regular season on Wednesday, May 4, 6 p.m., home against Smoky Hill.
MULLEN 14, DOUGLAS COUNTY 0
Mullen 6 4 4 0 -- 14
Douglas County 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Mullen goals – Nicky Bond 2, Chris Bougie 2, Luke Dempsey 2, Ethan Karr 2, Connor Warren 2, Jaxon Heil, Toby Grosso, Max Thomason, Jeff Witwer.
Mullen assists – Nicky Bond, Ethan Karr, Ed Konizeski, Max Thomason.
Mullen saves – Noah Wanja 2.
The Mustangs dropped their final dual match of 2022, losing to host 5A Chatfield 4-3 in nonleague in Littleton.
Lexi Yost won at No.1 singles for the Mustangs, who finished 8-5 overall in duals, 6-1 and runner-up in the Centennial League.
Defending 4A champions, the Mustangs will host Region 3 at Pinehurst Country Clun and on campus on Wednesday, May 4. Mullen will compete with Bear Creek, Dakota Ridge, Denver North, Evergreen, Green Mountain, Golden, Pomona and Wheat Ridge.
Two winners at each of the three singles and four doubles spots will advance to the Colorado Tournament.
CHATFIELD 4, MULLEN 3
No. 1 singles – Lexi Yost, Mullen def. Isabella Thompson 6-3, 6-1.
No. 2 singles – Abigail Gallant, Chatfield def. Marin Smith 6-1, 6-3.
No. 3 singles – Cameron Sternberg, Chatfield def. Savanna Hanley 6-2, 6-4.
No. 1 doubles – Paige Nielsen-Madeline Crites, Mullen def. Lena Wootton-Kyla Fouts 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
No. 2 doubles – Zsa Zsa Mueller-Eva Gallant, Chatfield def. Renee Hoyt-Aubryanne Leugers 0-6, 6-2, 7-5.
No. 3 doubles -- Courtnee Lucas-Ashley Monroe, Chatfield def. Clara Dailey-Claire Lenich 6-2. 6-1. .
No. 4 doubles – Grace Brouillette-Avery Walters, Mullen def. Abigail Szabo-Elise Duty 6-2, 6-1.