Hayes’ goal propels Mitchell

Mitchell High girls soccer coach Karl Kukec is certain his team isn’t on cruise control.

“No concerns at all,” he said.

Despite that, the Mustangs (19-0-1) narrowly defeated Sunlake 1-0 on Tuesday, and, having already locked up the No. 1 seed for next week’s Class 3A-District 8 tournament, took home the Sunshine Athletic Conference title as well.

“I wanted a little more (out of the offense), but I didn’t want them to do too much,” Kukec said. “Perhaps players get ahead of themselves and don’t play as well as you’d expect them against certain teams, but they did enough to get the win.”

The game’s lone goal came early, as sophomore forward Amanda Hayes scored in the 12th minute, putting away her team-leading 23rd on an assist from Leslie Fallon more