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Carroll Soccer Teams Earn First-Round Playoff Wins

2011 Carroll Soccer Playoff News…

Dragons Edge Marcus With Shootout Victory

By Alec Best

CISD Intern

UPDATE: The Dragons face Mansfield at 6 p.m. Friday at the Birdville Fine Arts/Athletics Complex
DENTON – The Carroll Dragons pulled out a dramatic 3-2 victory Tuesday night against  Marcus in the Class 5A Region I Bi-District playoffs at Bronco Field in Denton. The game was settled on penalty kicks after a scoreless overtime. Dragons goalkeeper Oshick Shams was stellar and shutout the Marauders with four consecutive saves. Mac McGuire and Matt Leach scored penalty kicks as the Dragons (22-0-3) remained undefeated and advance to face Mansfield in the second round.

Despite conceding the first goal, the Dragons (ranked No. 2 in the nation by ESPN Rise) rallied back behind McGuire and Karl de Zoten to tie the game 2-2 at halftime. The second half was filled with several near goals but overtime was needed as both teams failed to score. After two 10-minute halves of overtime, the score remained tied. McGuire and Leach were the first two shooters and Shams helped seal the victory.

Groff’s Goal Sends Lady Dragons Into Second Round

UPDATE: The Lady Dragons will face Colleyville Heritage at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1 at Dragon Stadium in an area-round playoff.

JUSTIN – Carroll Lady Dragon leading scorer Sophie Groff provided the game-winning goal with less than five minutes left to send her team into the second round of the playoffs. The Lady Dragons upended Flower Mound 2-1 Tuesday night in a Class 5A Region I Bi-District playoff at Northwest Stadium. Groff’s goal with 4:34 left in the game provided the difference as the Lady Dragons advance to meet Colleyville Heritage in the area round.

Carroll improved to 21-4-2 on the season and Groff scored her 21st goal of the season. Lissi Lonsberry scored the first goal for the Lady Dragons to tie the game at 1-1.

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