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Girls’ soccer heads to quarterfinals

On Saturday night, the LHS girls’ soccer team beat the Mullen Mustangs 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the state championship.

After beating Palmer Ridge in overtime on Wednesday, the girls were ready to take on the 29th seeded Mullen team. Mullen was fresh off a big upset, as they defeated 4th ranked D’Evelyn. Yet it was the Lions who came out on top in this game.

Senior Anna Newby scored the first goal and then senior Sarah Payson notched a goal to lead the Mustangs 2-0 in the first half.

“As a team, we played together and had great team chemistry. Our energy was great and it was easy to tell that every single one of us wanted to win,” said senior Katie Puchino.

Mullen did score in the second half but Payson got a another goal as well to seal the victory, 3-1.

“For the most part, we were in control the entire game. It was one of our best games in the aspect of playing consistently for all 80 minutes and I’m very excited to continue on Wednesday,” said Puchino.

With only eight teams left, the 13th ranked Lions are the highest seeded team, but that doesn’t mean much to the girls who are proving that seeds do not determine success.

They will play the 5th seeded Silver Creek team up in Longmont on Wednesday at 5pm.