TAMPA — Both Mitchell boys and girls teams showed why they’re Class 4A-District 8 favorites.
In a doubleheader, the Mustang boys (5-1, 3-0) and girls (8-0, 3-0) swept district counterparts Sickles on Tuesday night.
On the boys side, which played the first match, Mitchell got two second-half goals from leading scorer Mico Petrovich, who now has seven on the season, for the 2-1 win.
The Mustangs have won five straight since dropping their season opener 4-2 to Berkeley Prep.
“That was good for us (to lose) and that was the wrong player set,” coach Oscar Ubillus said. “Now, we’ve found the right combo. We were flat in the first, but responded well in the second.”
The Gryphons (5-1, 2-1) scored first on a goal by Garrett Dunton in the 36th min, but Petrovich answered in the 57th and 71st minute, including the latter on a shot off keeper Ryan Cooper’s hands.
On the girls side, the Mustangs stayed perfect with a 4-1 win, thanks to a pair of goals from both Balea Schumacher and freshman Sabrina Wagner, who now had a team-high 12 goals in eight games.
“(Wagner), you can see, will be a great player,” coach Karl Kukec said. “She has the athleticism and gets the game.”
Wagner scored first in the 23rd minute, while Schumacher added her goal in the 38th.
After Wagner’s second goal that came on a breakaway, Schumacher would add her second on a corner kick from Amanda Hayes in the 65th minute.
Mitchell, which made the state semifinals last season, has outscored opponents 44-2 this season.