The Lady Falcons fought hard Friday night to defeat Royse City in the Regional Quarterfinals. After going down a goal midway through the first half from a PK, Alexa Hernandez answered with an unassisted goal to end the half 1-1. The second half, the Lady Falcons fought a man down and took the lead midway through with another free kick goal by Shannon Boyle. Royse City tied the game 2-2 with just a few minutes left on the clock, forcing a double overtime. Despite being a man down for 50 minutes, the ladies fought hard and played disciplined. In penalty kicks, North Forney defeated Royse City 4-3. PKs were made by Alexa Hernandez, Chelsea Harrington, Shannon Boyle, and Valerie Rodriguez. Goalkeeper Elizabeth Lewis also had an outstanding block.
Friday’s game marked the furthest playoff run for the Lady Falcons in school history, and now have surpassed once again with an advancement to the UIL State Regional Tournament, where the best 16 teams in the state (4 from each region) will be represented. With the win, they also set a district record for the deepest run in UIL 5A soccer playoffs. The team’s record overall is currently 17-2-6 (w-l-t). In playoffs, the Lady Falcons have defeated Midlothian, Hallsville, and Royse City. They will face Highland Park (22-1-3) in the Regional Semi-Finals Friday morning. The Lady Scots defeated 2018 State Champs, Frisco Wakeland, on Friday to advance to the Regional Tournament for their 8th consecutive year.
Details for the Regional Semi-Finals:
Highland Park v North Forney
Standridge Stadium, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, TX (1330 Valwood Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75006)
10:00 AM kick-off
Tickets: $10 Adult/ $5 Student with ID (Credit Cards accepted)
*no noisemakers, backpacks, or signs of any kind are admitted to the regional site