The Legacy girls soccer team put together a strong week of play to garner six standings points and lay claim to the program’s first district title.
Legacy beat Waxahachie and Lake Ridge to grab the District 14-5A championship, but only after having to rely on its goal differential over Red Oak.
Althought it’s the Lady Broncos’ first district title in girls soccer, head coach Heather Wilson said her teams are not first-timers when it comes to the playoffs.
“We have been to the playoffs almost every year and have done well in the playoffs, but we’ve never take the district title before,” Wilson said.
The Lady Broncos had to come on strong to reverse their first district loss to Lake Ridge to make the title possible in a 1-0 win on Friday.
They also shutout Waxahachie, 3-0, earlier in the week.
It was the defensive effort which appears to stand out for the Legacy squad down the stretch.
“The girls were super-excited,” Wilson said. “We played extremely well the last half of district, not allowing a single goal for the entire second half.”
That stingy defense was a big reason the Lady Broncos had a goal differential advantage over Red Oak.
Wilson was unsure of the exact difference but knew there was a mathematical impossibility for Red Oak to make up the ground with one game remaining.
Legacy will now rest and ready themselves for their bi-district round game against a probable Dallas Adamson team.
Lake Ridge finishes in third place and will also be ready to go when the playoffs start next week.
The Lady Eagles may not have had the finish they forecast at the start of the season, but they’re glad to be playing on.
“We are excited about the playoff berth,” said Lake Ridge head coach Kim Wallace. “District seeding doesn’t determine playoff success, so we are just thankful for another opportunity to make a run for a state title.”
Lake Ridge will likely face Dallas Samuell in the opening round.
Summit ended the season on a high note, taking care of Timberview, 2-0 and then handled Lancaster, 6-0 to end the season.
The Lady Jaguars finished in fifth place, just behind Waxahachie.
“If we beat Seguin twice instead of tie ... we are in,” recounted Summit head coach Kirby Davis.
Fifth place finishes will cause a coach to second-guess every loss and shootout.
“It’s a tough district,” Davis acknowledged. “And it will be harder the next two years,” he said, noting Summit will bump up to 6A with the new redistricting.