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    Apolonia Wright and the Centennial Lady Spartans have not lost a game this season. BURLESON STAR/MICHELLE TATE

Lady Spartans top Mansfield Legacy in shootout

In a battle of District 5-5A unbeatens, Centennial’s girls soccer team came away with two vaulable points in the standings thanks to an 8-7 shootout win at Mansfield Legacy Tuesday night.

The squads played to a 0-0 draw in regulation before deciding the game in what would be a sudden death shootout. In the 12th round of the shootout, Centennial scored and Lady Spartans keeper Reese McCain made a save to clinch the shootout win.

“Legacy is a very good team,” Centennial coach Brian Boydstun said. “We knew it would take a great effort to get the win. Reese McCain played a great game in goal.”

With the win Centennial (5-0-1, 17 points) nabbed the top spot in the district. Legacy (5-0-1, 16 points) is a point behind the Lady Spartans.

Elks fall in shootout

Shootouts in District 5-5A play haven’t been kind to Burleson’s boys soccer team.

Tuesday night, the Elks lost a shootout to Crowley, 5-4, after playing the Eagles to a 2-2 tie in regulation.

“We didn’t play well with the lead,” Burleson coach Travis Hughes said. “You can’t play your ‘B’ game in this district, it has to be your ‘A’ game every night.”

Caleb Yauger notched both goals in regulation for Burleson.

Spartans stop Legacy

Playing at District 5-5A leading Mansfield Legacy, Centennial’s boys soccer team ended a two-game losing skid with a 3-2 win over the Broncos.

Marcos Vassallo, Daniel Chavez and Ryan Lujan each scored goals for the Spartans. Nick Scarpello had two assists and Chase Epps added another assist.

“I told the players Friday night to recover over the weekend and come ready to work Monday,” Boydstun said. “I’ve always told these guys that hard work pays off. They played with a lot of desire tonight.”

Centennial (2-2-2, nine points) ends the first half of district play at home Friday night against Arlington Seguin. The Spartans begin the second half of district play hosting Everman Tuesday.

Crowley downs Lady Elks

Playing at home Tuesday night, Burleson’s girls soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to Crowley in District 5-5A play.

Burleson (3-3-0, nine points) closes out the first half of district play Friday at Granbury. The Lady Elks start the second half of district play Tuesday at Mansfield Legacy.

The Lady Elks won at Everman Friday night, 2-0, behind goals from Emma Eubanks and Laura Jordan.

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