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Girls soccer: Chaps win again, play in regional semis Friday
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 |
Westlake won again Tuesday to advance to the regional semifinals Friday.
Rachel Coyle kicked through three goals and Christy Goldberg tallied a score as well as the Chaparrals beat Kingwood 4-2 Tuesday in the Class 5A Region 2 quarterfinals at Cub Field in Humble.
With the win, Westlake will face Garland Sachse 1 p.m. Friday at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, also known as The Palace on Parmer. Westlake is currently the No. 2 team in Class 5A, while Sache tied for 10th in the most recent TGCA poll released April 8.
The two goals were the most allowed by Westlake (27-0) this season after allowing only four through the first 26 matches, but a season-high four yellow cards aided in Kingwood’s chances to strike the back of the net. The Chaps even had a foul called on them with one second remaining in the match to top a strange day on the pitch, with all four cards coming in the final 18 minutes of the match.
“The girls played hard and maintained an intensity throughout,” Westlake girls soccer coach Rennie Rebe said. “I guess the referee decided to make his presence known and continued to call fouls on us even with one second left … I think we got more cards in this one game than all the other games combined.”
Goldberg scored the first goal of the game about eight minutes in to put Westlake ahead 1-0.
Coyle had her first of three scores to put the Chaps ahead 2-0, where it stood heading into halftime.
After the break, Coyle tallied two more scores as Westlake got ahead 4-0 before Kingwood got its two goals. Alex Laguarta, Hailey Bishop and Zayne Matulis assisted on Coyle’s three goals.
“Rachel was very aggressive and played like she was on a mission,” Rebe said. “She has been very determined, all year, and worked really hard. So it was fun to see her be able to celebrate with her teammates.”
Kingwood scored off of a penalty kick in the second half and scored again off a redirected free kick with 11 minutes left to make it 4-2, but the lead was never truly in jeopardy.
“It was a good test because teams are going to fight until the end regardless of the score,” Rebe said. “It is always good to score as many goals as you can in the playoffs because anything can happen.”
Sachse defeated McKinney 1-0 Tuesday in their regional quarterfinal match in Wylie to set up the match with Westlake Friday. Sache, 16-5-2, features a strong freshman in Cyera Hintzen, who has seven goals in the playoffs, including the lone goal against McKinney.
Goalie Haley Lyon and the Mustangs have 14 shutouts this season.
The regional final match will be held 11 a.m. Saturday back at Kelly Reeves, with the Westlake/Sache winner facing the winner of the Cedar Ridge/Plano West match. Plano West is ranked No. 1 in the state poll.
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