Boys’, girls’ soccer playoffs start this week

March 20, 2017

The Cypress Lakes High School boys’ soccer team celebrates after clinching its first-ever District 17-6A championship on March 7 with a win over Langham Creek High School at Pridgeon Stadium.
The Cypress Lakes High School boys’ soccer team celebrates after clinching its first-ever District 17-6A championship on March 7 with a win over Langham Creek High School at Pridgeon Stadium.

March 20, 2017—The boys’ and girls’ District 17-6A soccer seasons concluded on March 10, with the top four teams on each side qualifying for the UIL postseason that starts on March 23.

On the boys’ side, Cypress Lakes High School clinched its first district championship in program history to lock up the top playoff seed.

“It has been 159 games waiting for this moment,” said Franklin Cartagena, Cypress Lakes head soccer coach. “We’ve had seven straight years of going to the playoffs but have never gotten the trophy. It’s so sweet to finally get it and give our school something to be proud of. Our motto is that ‘Our Time is Now.’ We have an experienced group and we feel we can do some special things in the postseason.”

The Cypress Ranch High School girls’ soccer team clinched its first District 17-6A championship in program history, and will meet Lamar in the bi-district playoffs on March 24 at Delmar Stadium. (Photo courtesy Greg Andrews
The Cypress Ranch High School girls’ soccer team clinched its first District 17-6A championship in program history, and will meet Lamar in the bi-district playoffs on March 24 at Delmar Stadium. (Photo courtesy Greg Andrews)

Langham Creek was the district runner-up, followed by third-place Cypress Ridge and fourth-place Cypress Falls. The following boys’ playoff pairings are set for this week:

  • Cypress Lakes will face the Bellaire/Westbury winner on March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium (8877 Barker Cypress Road):
  • Langham Creek will meet Lamar on March 23 at 7 p.m. at Northbrook High School (1 Raider Circle);
  • Cypress Ridge will play Chavez on March 24 at 8 p.m. at Delmar Stadium (2020 Mangum Road); and
  • Cypress Falls will duel Westside on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Cypress Falls High School (9811 Huffmeister Road).

 

On the girls’ side, Cypress Ranch High School brought home its first-ever 17-6A girls’ championship trophy to earn the top seed.

“I am so proud of how the team has worked together this season,” said Tori Parsons, Cypress Ranch head girls’ soccer coach. “Our theme for the year has been #AllIn. Together they have had an undefeated season and have accomplished one of the team goals of becoming the first district championship girls’ soccer team at Cypress Ranch. We are looking forward to the playoffs!”

Cypress Woods was the girls’ runner-up, with Langham Creek placing third and Cy-Fair finishing fourth. The following girls’ playoff pairings are set for this week:

  • Cypress Ranch will face Lamar on March 24 at 6 p.m. at Delmar Stadium;
  • Cypress Woods will meet Chavez on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium;
  • Langham Creek will clash with Westside on March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Cypress Falls High School; and
  • Cy-Fair will play Bellaire on March 23 at 7 p.m. at Delmar Stadium.

 

Tickets for all playoff games will be sold at the gate for $5 apiece (students and adults).

 

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