Midlothian Heritage and Celina are set to face off in the UIL Class 4A State Semifinals early Tuesday evening. Before the teams hit the pitch, let's take a look at what got them to this point.
The Midlothian Heritage Lady Jaguars posted an undefeated district season for district championship bragging rights. On the season, the Lady Jags have lost only one game in pre-season to a strong Nolan Catholic squad.
With a 96% win percentage, Midlothian Heritage topped Argyle last week in a 1-0 victory. The Lady Jags will enter the semifinals match on a 14 game win streak
The Celina Lady Bobcats have been sneaking up on their opponents all season. With a second place finish in their district and a 24-1-1 overall record (12-1-1 in district play), the Lady Bobcats have a 94% win percentage.
With a 4-1 win over Henderson last week, the Lady Bobcats are coming into the semifinals on a five-game win streak. In four of the last five games, Celina has shut out their opponents (18-0 over Ferris, 13-0 over North Dallas, 12-0 over Caddo Mills, and 7-0 over Bullard) outscoring them by 53 goals collectively.
What To Expect
Both teams have the drive to succeed that hasn't been snuffed all season. Though Midlothian Heritage might seem to have the upper hand as a favorite, fans shouldn't sleep on a competitive Celina squad. It's going to be a tough, physical match that comes down to whichever team strikes early.
The game is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13 at Dragon Stadium in Southlake.
(This article will be updated to reflect final scores of both boys and girls UIL State Semifinals.)
Boys State Semifinals Pairings and Schedule
T10 Rockwall-Heath 0 (PK), R5 Allen 0
- plays San Antonio LEE in State Finals at 6 p.m. Saturday
W9 Frisco Wakeland 4, R2 El Paso Del Valle 2
- plays Kingwood Park in State Finals at 4 p.m. Saturday
W7 Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis 4, R11 Celina 2
- plays Boerne in State Finals at 10 a.m. Saturday
Girls State Semifinals Pairings and Schedule
W6 Flower Mound 4, W13 The Woodlands 0
- plays Austin Vandegrift in State Finals at 6 p.m. Friday
R9 Frisco Wakeland 3, W6 Grapevine 2
- plays Dripping Springs in State Finals at 2 p.m. Friday
W8 Midlothian Heritage 1, R11 Celina 0
- plays orpus Christi Calallen in State Finals at 10 a.m. Friday