No. 2 Mullen ends playoff dream for Aspen girls lax
The Aspen High School girls lacrosse team awakened from its playoff dream Friday night in Denver when No. 2 Mullen ousted the Skiers 19-3 in a second-round game.
The Mustangs, with two of the most prolific scorers in the state, attacked the Skiers early. Aspen had been coming off an emotional 11-10 victory over Pine Creek in the first round of the playoffs this week — the first time a Mountain League girls lacrosse team had advanced to the second round.
Mullen ended the Skiers’ dreamy season and advances to the state quarterfinals Saturday and a game against No. 10 Palmer Ridge.
Palmer Ridge upset No. 7 Regis Jesuit 18-15 on Friday night.
Mullen improve to 13-3 with the win over the Skiers.
“Our girls worked very hard,” Aspen head coach Jessica Owings said. “The Mullen girls … are very good athletes.”
She said Mackenzie Miller scored two goals against Mullen. Booke Pisani added a goal.
She said the team split goalie duties between Livi Carr and freshman Lexi Ferlisi.
Owings said freshman Katie Yocum also saw midfield duty for the Skiers in the second-round state playoff game.
“Our seniors did a lot for this program,” Owings said. “We’re going to miss them.”
And after advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time, Owings said the girls are excited to keep building.
“Our next season starts tomorrow,” Owings said. The Skiers finished the historic season 11-6.
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