STATE SEMIFINALS PREVIEW: Celina vs. Boerne
After making it to the state tournament last year, the Celina Lady Bobcats are headed back! Last season, Celina ended their year during a tough semifinals loss to Midlothian Heritage. This season, they are on the hunt for nothing less than a state title. VYPE DFW breaks down what fans can expect during Wednesday's semifinal pairing.
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The Lady Bobcats played strong through the Regional Tournament as they took down a tough Henderson team (3-0) in the Regional Semifinals before ending Melissa's season (4-0) to punch their ticket to the state tournament. The victories in the regional tournament marked over 30 goals that have gone unanswered throughout the entirety of playoffs. The team has been able to score 37 goals combined against Athens (7), Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins (14), Caddo Mills (9), Henderson (3), and Melissa (4) while allowing only one goal during post season play (against Athens).
Headed into the state tournament, the Lady Bobcats are on a 19 game win-streak. The team has proven to have an attacking offense this season with the drive to score early and often. The defense has been able to shut down some of the toughest offenses in the state. Keepers Kaitlyn Gustofson and Hannah Buller are fierce while defending and can be expected to continue to hold off attacks from their opponents.
Boerne (20-3-5) has a team who is consistent with starting strong, however the fast-pace play is something Celina is used to. Fans can expect to see the Lady Bobcats read through Boerne early on in the game and make adjustments wherever necessary in order to advance to the state title game.
The game is set to begin at 11 a.m. on Wenesday, April 13th at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown.