By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
Defending 4A champ 'Stangs qualify all for the state tourney again; girl soccer ends regular season with a shutout.
Mullen power in Class 4A girls tennis remains relevant.
The Mustangs, defending champions, advanced all seven lines to next week’s Colorado Tournament in Pueblo. It is the sixth consecutive time they will have full representation.
“They were very confident,” head coach Jera Sturgell said of her players. “They were great, they were amazing. It was probably their best of the season and having this right now is perfect going into the final tournament .You want to be at your best and they’re playing their best right now. It’s a big deal.”
Mullen outdistanced Dakota Ridge in the team chase and most of its came head-to-head – it faced the Eagles in six of the seven spots.
All told, Mullen won six championships.
Lexi Yost (No. 1) and Savanna Hanley (No. 3) won in singles and Paige Nielsen-Madeline Crites (No. 1), Aubryanne Leugers-Renee Hoyt (No. 2), Clara Dailey-Claire Lenich (No. 3) and Grace Brouillette-Avery Walters (No. 4) won doubles.
Marin Smith was second at No. 2 singles.
Of Mullen’s returning champions, Crites and Leugers won at No. 3 doubles and Dailey-Hoyt won at No. 4 doubles.
Pairings for the state tournament will be released on Monday.
The Mustangs capped their regular season with a 3-0 victory over Liberty Common in Loveland.
Mullen will take a 10-5 record into next week’s 4A playoff bracket. As of Friday night, it was No. 15 in the RPI.