JUSTIN – The Carroll Lady Dragon soccer team stands one victory away from a return trip to the Class 5A state tournament.
The Lady Dragons withstood Coppell’s attacking offense for a 1-0 victory in the Class 5A Region I Semifinal at Northwest ISD Stadium Friday afternoon.
Carroll’s defense held off Coppell and produced its third consecutive shutout in the playoffs. Coppell’s last flurry came with 10 minutes left, but the Lady Dragons’ defense held as goalie Jamie Phelps recorded her 15th shutout.
Carroll (23-1-1) produced the game’s only score with 11:53 remaining in the first half. The Lady Dragons didn’t get many scoring chances in the first half, but still capitalized. Alli Gardner scored on an assist from Nicole Sloan. The Lady Dragons advance to meet the Hebron (20-2-2) at noon Saturday at Northwest ISD Stadium for a state berth. Last year, the Lady Dragons reached the state championship before falling to Plano West.
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