Coming off consecutive first-round exits in the state soccer playoffs, Coppell coach Chad Rakestraw introduced his team to “the four C’s” of team success — composure, character, commitment and confidence.
Those are the ingredients the Cowboys needed to overcome a “mental block” and become serious challengers for a state championship, he said.
The story you’re reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
UIL SOCCER STATE TOURNAMENT
Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex
Tickets: $5 daily for students, $10 daily for adults.
Class 4A semifinals
Denton Guyer 4, Magnolia 2
Highland Park 2, Cedar Park 1
El Paso Del Valle 1, Pharr Valley View 0
Waco University 3, Mesquite Poteet 2 (Waco University won shootout, 4-3)
Class 5A semifinals
Plano West 4, Katy Taylor 0
Southlake Carroll 1, San Antonio Johnson 0
Coppell 2, Humble Kingwood 0
Brownsville Hanna 1, Alief Elsik 0
11 a.m. — Class 4A girls final: Denton Guyer (27-1) vs. Highland Park (25-0-5)
1 p.m. — Class 4A boys final: El Paso Del Valle (24-6) vs. Waco University (32-0)
4 p.m. — Class 5A girls final: Plano West (27-0-2) vs. Southlake Carroll (30-2)
6 p.m. — Class 5A boys final: Coppell (22-2) vs. Brownsville Hanna (26-1-3)