Lady Elks return to playoffs after one-year hiatus
Having already wrapped up a playoff berth, Burleson’s girls soccer team faced Crowley in what amounted to a seeding game.
The Lady Elks and Lady Eagles played to a 1-1 tie Tuesday night.
Bailey Berry score the Lady Elks goal off an assist from Gracie Spradley early in the game.
Burleson (8-4-2, 26 points) finished in fourth place, a point behind third-place Centennial. The Lady Elks will face the champion of District 10-5A in a Class 5A Region II bi-district playoff game next weekend.
Burleson last made the playoffs in 2016 when the Lady Elks finished fourth in District 8-5A. Fort Worth Arlington Heights handed Burleson a 1-0 loss in a Class 5A Region I bi-district playoff game.
At halftime Tuesday night, the program honored its three seniors: Bailey Berry, Julia Mashburn, and Faith Strube. The trio are team captains.
“They have been the backbone of the program,” first-year Burleson coach Erin Poyner said. “They have been through three coaches in four years and have been leaders all year. They have set the example for a very young team. They are hard-working and have stepped up and done everything I have asked them to do and made the transition easy.”
Lady Elks smash Arlington Seguin
The Lady Elks scored a big win Friday on the road, decking Arlington Seguin, 5-0, as Faith Strube scored twice and picked up an assist.
“We played really well and picked up the three points we needed,” Poyner said. “With Centennial’s loss to Joshua tonight we can fight for second place on Tuesday.”
Gracie Spradley and Laura Jordan had assists on Strube’s goals. Strube registered an assist on Abby McLaughlin’s marker. Katie Arguello scored off a McLaughlin assist. Emma Eubanks found the back of the net from a free kick.