Mansfield Sports

March 17, 2014

Legacy vs. Summit game to determine seeding

Girls Soccer The game has been moved to Wednesday and will be a chance for Legacy to make the playoffs.

It’s as if the District 16-4A promoters knew what was at stake when they moved the Legacy vs. Summit girls soccer game to Wednesday from the normal Tuesday date.

It will be the final regular season game, and there’s a lot riding on it.

Legacy is currently in third place in the district race, with Summit just two standings points behind.

A win or tie by Legacy would solidify third place for Legacy. But a Lady Broncos win would send Summit home for the season. Burleson would then jump Summit and take the final playoff spot.

Summit needs a win to get in.

Legacy head coach Heather Wilson said not only do the Lady Broncos need the win to maintain their seeding, but they need something else heading into the playoffs which the win would offer.

“We want the momentum of a win going into the playoffs,” Wilson said. “We don’t want to go in with a loss. We need to handle our business and take every game one at a time. We’re approaching the games as if we’re already in the playoffs,” she said.

The first meeting of Legacy and Summit resulted in a scoreless tie.

A win would also help offset Legacy’s loss last week to Burleson.

“It’s why all the scenarios came about,” Wilson said of the loss to Burleson. “It was spring break and we had some injuries. It was one of those collections of circumstances,” Wilson said as to the letdown loss to Burleson.

“We feel pretty good about getting into the playoffs and doing well,” Wilson added.

Leading the district is Burleson Centennial, and Lake Ridge is in second place.

The Lady Eagles finish with Crowley on Tuesday.

In District 7-5A’s final week of the regular season, Timberview remained in third place with two games left to play.

Mansfield and Midlothian were at the top of the district with 11-1 records, with Midlothian holding a one-goal differential as a tiebreaker.

Just behind Timberview is South Grand Prairie in fourth place. Duncanville sits behind SGP.

Timberview has its work cut out for them with Midlothian on Tuesday and Duncanville on Friday.

A win on Tuesday would seal the playoffs for certain. A loss or tie against the Lady Panthers on Tuesday could still spell a postseason for Timberview should South Grand Prairie beat Duncanville.

“It could all come down to our last game against Duncanville,” said Lady Wolves head coach Casey McLean.

The realities have been laid out for the Lady Wolves, McLean said.

“We talk it about it some,” he said “I tell them this is where we’re at and where we could be. We’re in the thick of it and it can be better if we win. We want to stay ahead of the possibilities.”

Last week, Timberview beat Cedar Hill, 2-0 but lost to South Grand Prairie.

“It hurt us as they jumped us (before last week) and then when we won and they lost, we were back in third,” McLean said. “It would be nice to have taken care of it earlier, but it’s always something to play for.”

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