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The Grapevine Mustangs soccer team has spent season after season growing their success for this moment. After falling to El Paso Del Valle 4-1 deep in playoffs last season, the Mustangs hit the pitch with a mission this season. Now, they are headed into a regional quarterfinals pairing with Wichita Falls. VYPE DFW dives into what fans can expect out of this Mustangs squad!
The Mustangs finished at the top of their district this season with an undefeated 13-0-1 district record. The Mustangs were ready to prove that they were not only battle tested, but sharpened, focused, and ready to prove any naysayer wrong. With a 95% win percentage, the Mustangs went on to defeat the likes of Amarillo, San Antonio Cornerstone Christian, Justin Northwest, Colleyville Heritage, Denton Ryan, and more during regular season play.
With 10 shut-out victories, the Mustangs headed into playoffs on top of the world- ready to take down anyone who stands between them and the state tournament. So far, Grapevine has posted a strong 5-2 victory over Aledo and a close 2-1 victory over W.T. Wyatt in the playoffs. Outscoring their opponents by a combined 6-3 in playoffs, the Mustangs (25-0-2) are more than prepared for what comes next as they take on the Coyotes (18-4-2).
Fans can expect the Mustangs to roll onto the field ready to go. There hasn't been a single minute of play this season where Grapevine hasn't given it their all. The Mustangs have showed only a sense of urgency and focus all season. The defense plays fast and smart while the offense takes every opportunity to strike. If the Mustangs score early and remain consistent, fans can expect nothing but the best outcome for Grapevine. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1st in Mineral Wells.
The Grapevine Lady Mustangs and the Frisco Wakeland Lady Wolverines are set to face off in a semifinal match on Tuesday evening. Before they meet, let's take a look at what got each team to this level.
The Lady Mustangs have been a force to be reckoned with all season. Going nearly undefeated in district play to finish first in their district, Grapevine has posted a 24-2-2 overall record (13-1 in district) this season. The Lady Mustangs have posted big wins this season over the likes of Justin Northwest, Denton Ryan, Richland, Lake Dallas, and more.
Grapevine has outscored their opponents by 92 goals so far this season. After a 3-1 win over Amarillo last week, the Lady Mustangs are coming into the semifinals on a 16 game win-streak.
The Lady Wolverines have shown no signs of quitting as they've moved through this season. Wakeland has posted a 19-2-3 overall record with an 85% win percentage en route to one of their best seasons yet. This season, the Lady Wolverines have posted 16 shutout wins, four of which came in the playoffs.
After a hard-fought 2-1 win in double overtime over a previously undefeated Highland Park team last week, the Lady Wolverines are coming into the semifinals matchup on a high. Wakeland has a fire that has not been able to be tamed on a 12 game win streak.
Grapevine's defense has shown its strength all season. It has been no different in the playoffs. Both teams have shown that they have what it takes offensively. Both teams are sure to put up a fight for the right to play at the state championship game this weekend.
The match is set to begin Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at Bronco Stadium in Denton.