In search of its first state championship, Cedar Park’s girls soccer team will rely in part on three first-year players when it faces Highland Park on Thursday in a state-semifinal match at Georgetown’s Birkelbach Field.
Highland Park (24-0-5) returned 15 players from its 2012 team that won the Class 4A state championship, but the Lady Timberwolves also aren’t lacking in experience. Cedar Park (22-3-2) has 12 returnees from last year’s team, which lost to Northwest Nelson 1-0 in a state semifinal.
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UIL SOCCER STATE TOURNAMENT
Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex
Tickets: $5 daily for students, $10 daily for adults; $25 for all-tournament pass.
Class 4A semifinals
11 a.m. — Denton Guyer (26-1) vs. Magnolia (19-5-2)
1 p.m. — Dallas Highland Park (24-0-5) vs. Cedar Park (22-3-2)
4 p.m. — Pharr Valley View (22-2) vs. El Paso Del Valle (23-6)
6 p.m. — Waco University (31-0) vs. Mesquite Poteet (23-1-2)
Class 5A semifinals
11 a.m. — Plano West (26-0-2) vs. Katy Taylor (23-3-2)
1 p.m. — Southlake Carroll (29-2) vs. San Antonio Johnson (21-4-3)
4 p.m. — Coppell (21-2) vs. Humble Kingwood (23-1-4)
6 p.m. — Brownsville Hanna (25-1-3) vs. Alief Elsik (21-2-3)
11 a.m. — Class 4A girls final
1 p.m. — Class 4A boys final
4 p.m. — Class 5A girls final
6 p.m. — Class 5A boys final