Mansfield Sports

Lake Ridge, Legacy, Mansfield in playoff position

Two games remained in the regular season entering this week, and while the Lake Ridge girls soccer team is poised to collect a district title, Legacy is in line to join the playoffs as well. Mansfield is also looking toward the postseason in Class 6A.

Lake Ridge was atop the District 14-5A standings, and head coach Kim Wallace was letting the bye on Tuesday and the spring break help the team unwind a bit and prepare for the final games and coming playoffs.

Lake Ridge will take on Waxahachie on Friday and then close Tuesday with Legacy.

Waxahachie played the Lady Eagles tough in their previous contest and Legacy had also forged a 1-1 tie with Lake Ridge earlier, so the going isn’t easy heading into the playoffs.

The playoffs will begin the bi-district rounds the week of March 28.

For Legacy, it was looking at a Monday game this week with Waxahachie before its regular season finale with Lake Ridge on Tuesday.

Legacy head coach Heather Wilson said the team is fairly young and the players have already exceeded their own expectations on a regular basis.

“We have definitely had bumps in the road, but they compete hard every game and always bounce back from setbacks,” Wilson said of her Lady Broncos, who were sitting in third place and assured of their playoff spot. “We get better every game, which is what you want going into the playoffs.”

Having the early week game on Monday of spring break wasn’t going to disrupt the flow and continuity for the Lady Broncos.

Wilson said that because of the recent weather, they have had to play many games without a practice in advance and Legacy will just ride the wave of their Friday game with Seguin.

“It’s just a normal game at this point,” Wilson said of the Monday game.

Results were unavailable at the press deadline, but can be found at dfwvarsity.com.

The bi-district round will likely pit Lake Ridge against Seagoville, and Legacy would likely be facing Dallas Adamson.

Timberview and Summit were facing each other in another Monday contest.

It was the final game for Timberview and Summit will close out its season on Tuesday against Lancaster.

Mansfield closes with Cedar Hill on Friday and then Midlothian on Tuesday.

Midlothian has been the strength of the district for another season, but the Lady Tigers were still in playoff position heading into the week.

The Lady Tigers had beaten South Grand Prairie, 3-0, last week.

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