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Keller girls soccer team has tough week, still in 2nd

Rebecca Keane (No. 2) gets Keller’s only goal of the evening, as Keller loses in overtime against Timber Creek last Friday
Rebecca Keane (No. 2) gets Keller’s only goal of the evening, as Keller loses in overtime against Timber Creek last Friday KellerPix

It was a tough week for the Keller girls soccer team, but its earlier play is keeping the team in good standing in the district seeding.

The Lady Indians lost two shootouts last week but still have a stranglehold on second place in the District 5-6A standings.

Keller dropped penalty kick-decided games to Byron Nelson and Timber Creek during the week.

Keller sits behind district leader, Byron Nelson, by six points.

Timber Creek is in a solid third-place position, but five points behind Keller and four points ahead of fourth-place Denton Guyer.

There are just three regular season games remaining.

“We still feel good,” said Keller head coach Billy Griffiths. “We felt like we were good enough to win the district but we didn’t get it done, so we will move on and concentrate on the playoffs.”

Keller still has Denton Ryan in its early week game and Fossil Ridge on Friday. The Lady Indians will conclude the regular season with Northwest on Monday at 1 p.m. due to spring break.

Timber Creek, in third place, added to its cushion with the shootout win over Keller and a decisive 4-0 win over Denton Ryan.

The Lady Falcons have played their way into a solid playoff position, with Northwest and Guyer on tap for this week.

Timber Creek is feeling good about its progress.

“It was a great week for us,” said Timber Creek head coach Mike King. “We are playing our best soccer of the year.”

Their final game of the season will be on Monday against Central.

Central, which sits in fifth place behind Guyer by four points, lost to Northwest last week but made up some ground on Guyer by taking the Lady Wildcats into a shootout and coming away with a 2-1 win.

The Lady Chargers will have Fossil Ridge and Timber Creek this week in critical games before closing with Byron Nelson.

Fossil Ridge dropped games last week to Ryan and Guyer and will have opportunities to stir things up before closing out its season.

The Lady Panthers will have the Central and Keller games this week.

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