Playoffs End For Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity Soccer

Boys’ and Girl’s Varsity Soccer Both Knocked Out Before State Semifinals


Photo by Rodolfo Gonzalez

Junior Sabrina Blount attempts to take the ball from the Dripping Springs team. Despite their loss in the game, Blount thinks the team performed well this year. “What inspired us to get this far was the constant practice and encouragement that came from Coach Pollard and the support from each team member,” Blount said.

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter

During the Class 5A Region IV championship match on April 9, the girls varsity soccer team lost to Dripping Springs 2-0 in a game that would have ensured their advancement to the State semifinals. 

The loss came after a string of victories against schools like Alamo Heights, Southwest, Boerne-Champion and McAllen, in a performance that placed them as top-tier competition in State UIL.  

“It was so unfortunate after the good results of our playoffs,” girls’ team captain, senior Breland Mungia, said. “The team tried to coordinate against Dripping Springs’ defense, but we just couldn’t break through the line. After their penalty kick and the intermission, all momentum went towards Dripping Springs.”

Despite this loss, the girls team still has wins under their belt over their tenure in the playoffs. Regarding a 7-0 win against Southwest on March 30, five team members scored goals in a victorious game whose point margin was only third to Foster’s win against Wisdom at 12-0 and Boerne-Champion’s win against Floresville at 11-0. Their win against McAllen was also a highlight, as the 4-0 result meant they were only one step from State semifinals. 

“The team did really well this year,” defense and junior Sabrina Blount said. “What inspired us to get this far was the constant practice and encouragement that came from Coach Pollard and the support from each team member.”

The boys varsity team had high hopes earlier this year as well, but their playoff journey ended after a 1-0 loss to Southwest on April 2. One new addition to the team this year came in the form of midfielder and senior Parker Forbes, who joined last October and became their leading goal-scorer. 

“I think we built a solid foundation and they will continue to work hard and develop into a great team next year,” Forbes said. “Southwest scored an unfortunate goal in the first half and then after that, they played really defensively. Of course, it’s easy to say we could have prepared more and played harder looking back, but I’m happy with our performance.”