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The Grapevine Lady Mustangs are headed back to the UIL State Tournament after a heartbreaking loss to Frisco Wakeland last season in the semifinals. After working hard all season, the Lady Mustangs are headed into the state semifinals on a 12 game win-streak. VYPE DFW takes a look at what fans can expect headed into the game on Thursday.
Finishing first in their district with a 13-1 record (22-2-1 overall), the Mustangs have been working for this moment all season. With big wins over the likes of South Grand Prairie, Colleyville Heritage, Birdville, Justin Northwest, and more, Grapevine recorded eight shut-out wins en route to the playoffs. So far in the playoffs, the Lady Mustangs have halted the seasons of Granbury, Mansfield Timberview, Wichita Falls, and most recently Lubbock Cooper and Colleyville Heritage to be crowned the Regional Tournament champions.
Led by Sam Larsen, Theresa McCullough, Ashley Knight, and more, the Lady Mustangs have outscored their opponents by 89 goals this season- 21 during postseason play. Grapevine's defense has been at the top of their game through a couple of seasons now and is looking to finish what they started. As the team heads into the state semifinals against Boerne-Champion, fans can expect the Lady Mustangs to amp up their sense of urgency. Expect early shots on goal, fast scoring, and bars to be raised through the state tournament. Boerne-Champion (19-3-4) has a tough defense, but Grapevine's offense is strong enough to break through.
The game is set to begin at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 14th at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas.
For the second season in a row, the Frisco Wakeland Lady Wolverines are in the UIL state tournament. Last season, the Lady Wolverines fell short of a state title, but over the offseason the team was able to regroup and get back to the state tournament. VYPE DFW dives into what fans can expect in the state semifinals.
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With true resiliency, the Lady Wolverines were able to bounce back into their regular dominant style of play. While losing only one game the entire season, Frisco Wakeland recorded an 89% winning percentage. The team posted incredible wins against the likes of Frisco Lone Star, El Paso Eastlake, Frisco Memorial, Frisco Reedy, and more en route to playoffs.
So far in playoffs, the Lady Wolverines have put a stop to Wylie East, Creekview, W.T. White, Midlothian, and Highland Park while allowing only one goal against them. Led by strong athletes like Sophia Pehr, Cori Cochran, Riley Pettigrew, and more the Lady Wolverines have been able to play hard against all of their opponents this season. In the goal, Drew Stover has been a force to be reckoned with.
Fans can expect fast play against Magnolia (24-1-2) during semifinal play. Although Magnolia is a team that has no problem starting strong, Wakeland is on a mission this year. Magnolia can be expected to set the tone early, but Wakeland won't have trouble picking up the pace and meeting them where they're at. The Lady Wolverines can be expected to match the tone set and raise the bar quickly without slowing down in order to make it to the state title game.
The game is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 14th at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas.