Kris Tyrpak takes nothing for granted. He’s a goal-scoring machine and the face of the surging Austin Aztex soccer side, but checks any ego at the door and punches his time clock each day before practice.
Tyrpak, a forward from Dripping Springs, has become the Aztex’s go-to player this second half of the Premier Development League season. He scored a team-high nine goals — including three in the division-clinching win over Oklahoma City FC two weeks ago — and has sparked Austin’s run to the Mid-South Division title. He leads the Southern Conference in points.
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PDL SOUTHERN DIVISION FINAL FOUR
Friday-Saturday, House Park. Friday’s semifinals — Austin Aztex vs. Panama City Beach Pirates, 7:30; Laredo Heat vs. Ocala Stampede, 5. Saturday’s final is at 7:30.