The Mansfield ISD girls soccer playoff-qualifying teams all advanced out of the bi-district round, with area round games set for later this week.
Mansfield took the closest of the games, while Legacy and Lake Ridge picked up easy wins over their respective opponents.
In the 5A Region II first round games, Legacy and Lake Ridge dominated their Dallas ISD foes.
Legacy (13-5-1) beat up on Dallas Adamson, 7-0 and will now take on Lindale.
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“We played well and it was good to get back out on the field,” said Legacy head coach Heather Wilson, noting the Lady Broncos finished their regular season almost two weeks prior to the first round.
Coming out of District 5-16 as the third seed, Lindale, 5-11-4, beat Hallsville, 2-1.
The location had yet to be determined as of the press deadline, but there will be a sizable bus ride involved to find a neutral site.
The testing dates pushing the area games to late in the week will be a positive according to Wilson, since a longer trip will be in the works.
With a win over Lindale, the Lady Broncos would play the winner of district foe, Waxahachie and Sulphur Springs.
Lake Ridge (17-4-3) slapped Dallas Samuell, 8-0 in their bi-district game and will now take on Lufkin in the area round.
In 6A’s Region I, Mansfield beat Colleyville Heritage, 3-1.
The Lady Tigers will now take on Plano, a 5-2 winner over Keller.
“The kids played well,” said Mansfield head coach George Velton of the win over Colleyville Heritage.
“We need to build on that,” he said. “Plano will be a tall task. We just want to go out and do our best to represent MHS.”
Velton acknowledged Plano had a great win over Keller.
“We just need to find our A-game and play as a team,” he said.
The area round games have been scheduled for later in the week, likely Friday, due to no games being scheduled early in the week due to STAAR testing.
A win over Plano would pit the Lady Tigers against the winner of Southlake Carroll and Flower Mound Marcus early next week.
In the win over Heritage, Natalie Gibbs scored in the first half and was supported with second-half goals by Paige Rotto and Julie Shahi.
Mansfield enters the area round at 17-2-2.