Second Half Surge Clinches Highland Park's 7th Girls Soccer State Title
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Highland Park has one of the state's most dominant girls soccer programs, and the Scots continued that tradition with a 2-0 UIL 5A girls soccer state championship win against Mansfield Legacy at Georgetown ISD's Birkelbach Field on Saturday.
"It feels great," said VYPE Player of the Game Megan O'Neal. "It's really paid off. Our team put a lot of effort in, and gave it all, and it just turned out perfect."
Neither team scored by halftime, but O'Neal changed the course of the match with a goal at the 42:17 mark.
"[At halftime, our coach] just told us to get out of our heads and that we were thinking about it too much, and we need to just go play our game," said O'Neal. "And that's what we did."
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Maja Davison added another goal at the 48:10 mark to put the match out of reach.
"She struggled a little bit all through playoffs and she's a tough kid," said Highland Park coach Stewart Brown. "We knew that when we had her on the field, we had good chances to exploit the other team. So, it was the case of [her] managing herself right today, based off of the heat."
With the victory, Highland Park added its seventh UIL state girls soccer state championship. The Scots also won titles in 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2012 and 2017.
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