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.
Midlothian Heritage and Argyle are in a battle of the district champs Friday evening for a regional finals pairing that you aren't going to want to miss. First, let's take a look at how they got here.
Going undefeated (8-0) in district play and finishing first in their district, the Midlothian Heritage Lady Jaguars beat incredibly tough opponents like Godley, Life Waxahachie, Life Oak Cliff, and more this season. Posting 16 shut-out wins (six of which came in district play, three in playoffs), the Lady Jaguars have recorded a 24-1 overall record. Their only loss this season has come against an incredible Nolan Catholic team during a non-district matchup.
Midlothian Heritage has outscored their opponents by 122 goals this season. After defeating Stephenville earlier this week, the Lady Jaguars enter Friday's regional final match on a 13 game win streak.
Finishing first in their district with an undefeated district record (8-0), the Argyle Lady Eagles have not backed down all season. With big wins over teams like Springtown, Ranchview, Lake Worth, and more, the Lady Eagles have outscored their opponents by 92 goals so far this season.
The Lady Eagles shut-out all eight of their district opponents while posting 16 shut-out wins (two of which came in playoffs) en route to the regional finals. With a 5-0 win over San Elizario earlier this week, Argyle enters Friday's match on a hot 16 game win streak.
What To Expect
Both teams have proven that they have the stamina and drive to play amongst the best in the state. With two squads that have strong offenses and the defenses to match, the game is going to come down to whichever team has a faster start. There's no doubt that the battle of the district champs is going to be a tough one.
The match is set to begin Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Dragon Stadium in Southlake.