Monarch High School sent four teams to the state tournament in Broomfield over the weekend of November 14th and 15th. (Varsity A, Varsity B, Junior Varsity and a Rookie Team.) Varsity A steamrolled all of their opponents on the first day. On Sunday, they beat Arapahoe High School in the quarter finals, Denver East High School in the semi-finals, and suffered a heartbreaking 12-11 loss to Lakewood High School in the finals to take second place in the tournament.
The B team may have struggled to find their groove and make the plays on Saturday the 14th, but on day two they showed up and showed off! On Sunday, the team played hard and made some incredible all-out plays, and defense dominated. Girl power was evident. They were fast, determined, and focused. The B team was seeded 11th, but ended up finishing in ninth place by beating Littleton High School and Colorado Academy. Way to go team B; you made us proud!
The junior varsity team played in Division 2, against many schools’ top teams. It’s always a huge challenge, but the junior varsity team played hard. They ended up beating Fairview High School on day two to finish in seventh place in the Division 2 bracket.
The rookies played their hearts out facing opponents comprised almost entirely of upperclassmen. After four hard fought defeats, they finished strong with a nail biting victory to win game five, even while playing “savage” (that’s Ultimate Frisbee lingo for zero subs). Coach Fin Waugh said the rookie team is full of “rising stars” ensuring continued success for MoHi Ultimate Frisbee.
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