Slowly but surely the Lady Mustangs have turned into a powerhouse.
After a slow start to the season, Ralston Valley has clearly turned into a Jeffco force after a 17-6 victory at home over Cherokee Trail Thursday.
The Mustangs used six different multi-goal scorers to bury the Cougars, including Olivia Sandoval who scored four times.
In addition, senior Elizabeth Arelleno and sophomore Marin Felsoci both scored three goals.
The victory was the sixth lopsided win for Ralston Valley this season, for a team that features one of the best offenses in the state.
Besides Sandoval, who now has 24 goals this season, and Felsoci, 27 goals this season, the Mustangs still have another superstar scorer this season. Senior Carly Licthy also has 20 goals, giving Ralston Valley a rare trio of 20-plus goal scorers.
The Mustangs have scored 128 goals as a team this season and have given up only 83 goals, the second fewest in their league.
But while they might be the best team statistically in Jeffco, the Mustangs may have to settle for second best in their league after being beaten by undefeated Chatfield 20-9 Tuesday at Trailblazer Stadium.
The Chargers are looked at as one of the most complete teams in the state and perhaps the favorite to win a state championship.
And they showed off their skills on Tuesday as Chatfield scored 10 goals on each half, getting nine, yes, nine goals from junior Kendra Lanzuna.
Barring a huge upset, the Tuesday victory for the Chargers all but seals a Jeffco league championship.
Ralston Valley will now battle Dakota Ridge, Golden and Wheat Ridge for second place in Jeffco.
Ralston Valley (7-3, 3-1 in Jeffco) will play at Grandview Friday at 5 p.m.