DSHS Girls' Soccer Team Advances to State Tournament
The Dripping Springs High School girls' soccer team has advanced to the state tournament after winning two games at the 5A-Region IV Tournament in Corpus Christi on penalty kicks. On Friday, April 12, in the regional semifinals DSHS (22-4-3) and Gregory-Portland HS battled to a 2-2 tie during regulation time and the overtime periods. DSHS advanced to the regional final match by outscoring Gregory-Portland 4-2 on penalty kicks. On Saturday, April 13, the Lady Tigers faced Alamo Heights in the regional final match. After playing to a 1-1 tie through regulation and the overtimes, DSHS advanced to the state tournament 3-1 on penalty kicks.
The state tournament, hosted at Georgetown's Birkelbach Field (2275 N. Austin Ave.), begins for DSHS on Thursday, April 18, at noon versus Mansfield Legacy HS. The other semifinal matchup is Dallas Highland Park HS vs. Humble Kingwood Park HS. The state championship match is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Single game tickets for the state tournament are $12 for adults and $7 for students. A tournament pass can be purchased for $30. Parking at the venue is $5.
The Lady Tigers defeated SA Wagner HS 4-0 in the bi-district round, Harlan HS 7-0 in the area round, and Boerne Champion HS 4-3 in the regional quarterfinals to advance to the Region IV Tournament.
Following the regional tournament, team members learned of the tornado that hit Franklin, Texas, on Saturday, to which one player had a personal connection. The team quickly assembled donations of bottled water and canned food to send to Franklin. It was loaded in a truck on Sunday and will be delivered to the town Monday morning, April 15.
DSHS is hosting a send-off on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the entrance to the cafeteria and competition gym. Everyone is welcome!