Team previews for UIL Class 5A girls state soccer

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2013 UIL girls soccer state tournament

(At Birkelbach Field in Georgetown)

Plano West (26-0-2) vs. Katy Taylor (23-3-2), 11 a.m. Friday

Plano West Wolves : As undefeated defending state champs, the Wolves are the unquestioned favorites.... Plano West is making its seventh appearance at the state tournament, all since 2000, and has won a record five titles.... The Wolves haven’t lost in 36 consecutive matches dating to last season. Coach Carley Phillips won a state title at Plano West in 2002 as a player and last season as a first-year head coach.

Katy Taylor Mustangs : The Mustangs are making their fourth trip to state, first since 2006, in search of their second title.... Taylor lost to Plano West 2-1 in both the 2000 and 2001 state championship matches.... The Mustangs are unbeaten in their last 14 contests and average more than three goals a game on the season. Taylor defeated District 19-5A rival Katy Cinco Ranch 2-1 in overtime to win the Region III championship.

Southlake Carroll (29-2-0) vs. San Antonio Johnson (21-4-3), 1 p.m. Friday

Southlake Carroll Dragons : The Dragons are making their first state tournament appearance since 2008, fourth overall, and looking for their second state title.... Carroll shut out its first three playoff opponents and won its five postseason games by a combined score of 17-2.... The Dragons have won 11 straight matches heading into today’s game.... Carroll held 22 of its 31 opponents scoreless, including seven of its last 10.

San Antonio Johnson Jaguars : The Jaguars, making their second trip to state in three seasons, are in search of their first title. Johnson rolled through its first four playoff opponents by a combined 17-0 before edging San Antonio Churchill 3-2 in the Region IV final.... The Jaguars had shut out eight consecutive opponents heading into the regional championship. Johnson has scored at least three goals in every playoff match and is averaging four a game.

State final: 4 p.m. Saturday

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