Second Baptist School enters this season with six starters returning for Brandy Mardis' team. Once basketball season is over, Leyla Ertan will make her way over to the field. Becca Sloan enters her junior year and will patrol the outfield. Emma Garcia will settle in behind the plate. Rachel Riley is a two-time all-state pick, who will be the ace for the Eagles and is committed to the University of Pennsylvania. Also, watch for Emily Rogers at shortstop.
Bay Area Christian reached the second round of the TAPPS Division III playoffs in 2019. The Lady Broncos are young as juniors Amanda Pollock (P), Annelise Shaw (Utility), and sophomore catcher Alyson Griffith will star for the team. Pollock was named honorable mention, all-state as a freshman in 2019.
St. Pius X will be under new coach Rodney Smith this season. He will have some star power as rising recruit Victoria Hunter and UTSA-signee Emily Dear return for the Panthers in 2021.
The 2021 TAPPS Winter Soccer Playoffs are rolling on with just a few rounds to go before a state champion is crowned and the Houston-area still has a few teams in the running.
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St. Pius X
⚽️ FINAL | Girls Soccer wins their area playoff game tonight with a decisive 6-0 over IWA San Antonio. Proud of the squad and the work they've put in.— St. Pius X Athletics (@SPXPanthers) February 24, 2021
Next stop ➡️ Regionals! #SPXSoccer #GoPanthers pic.twitter.com/cZtS0cGusP
Following an opening-round bye, St. Pius X came out firing on all cylinders against Incarnate Word-San Antonio on Tuesday. In the end, it was a 6-0 victory for the Panthers to send them to the Regional Round. That is where St. Pius X will now face Antonian College Prep. A win against them would get the Panthers into the TAPPS Division I State Semifinals.
Next Up: St. Pius X vs Antonian College Prep (Regional Round) - Saturday at Rockdale HS at Noon
What a thrilling win for Concordia Lutheran on Wednesday. Against San Antonio Christian the Crusaders tied the match and eventually went to penalty kicks. There, Concordia Lutheran was able out outlast SACS 7-6, to win the match 2-1 and advance to the Regional Round to face St. Agnes Academy.
Next Up: Concordia Lutheran s St. Agnes Academy (Regional Round) - TBD
Second Baptist School
Following a 6-1 victory over TIM-Episcopal on Monday, the Second Baptist School women's team traveled to Austin on Wednesday to face St. Michael's. SBS fell behind 3-0 at the half and eventually fell 7-0, which brought an end to their season. It was a great year by Second Baptist School women's soccer reaching the second round of the TAPPS Division II Playoffs.
The Woodlands Christian Academy
The Woodlands Christian Academy's season came to an end on Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to the Regents School of Austin. The loss came in penalty kicks. Overall a great season by TWCA, which reached the second round.