Northeast Tarrant

Colleyville Heritage boys soccer to face mirror-image foe

The Colleyville Heritage boys soccer team won a close one in the bi-district round over South Grand Prairie and now has its sights set on Plano West.

Coach Adam Phillips said he expects a tough game from West and said that when he has scouted at the Wolves, it is sort of like looking into a mirror.

“Luckily, I've been able to see them twice in person,” Phillips said. “They are a quality opponent. We play similar styles. I expect it to be a tight game with a momentum of brilliance the deciding factor.”

The Panthers will take on Plano West at a time, date and location that had yet to be determined as of press time.

Colleyville Heritage defeated South Grand Prairie in the bi-district round by a score of 1-0 last Thursday night to qualify for area.

Phillips said that it was a strong effort to start the game and finish things out, but added there was a bit of a let up in the second half of the game.

“I think we played well in the first half,” Phillips said. “We created a lot of chances. In the second half, we allowed them to get some momentum and play in our half, but we were able to weather the storm.”

Jonathan Martin scored off of a free kick in the contest for the Panthers, but Phillips added that “the whole game was a team effort.”

Phillips said that it was a good start to the postseason for his team and said that even thought the team performed well in the opening game, he always sees room for improvement no matter how well his team plays.

“We can always improve our passing and possession,” Phillips said. “Defensively, closing players. We need to finish all of our opportunities.”