Bees advance to state title game with 5-1 win over Lumberton

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Stephenville (24-1-2) will face Liberty Hill 23-2-2 for the Class 4-A Girls State Soccer Championship at 2:30 p.m. Thursday after the Bees mauled Lumberton 5-1 and the Lady Panthers downed Melissa by a 2-1 score at Georgetown’s Birkelbach Field.
Stephenville with their semifinal victory return to the state title game for the second time in three years and made a statement early with a pair of Clair Choate goals that put Stephenville ahead 2-0 less than seven minutes into the contest. Gracie Bale’s tap for the assist came on a cross pass from Ciara Johnston.

Both teams battled back and forth the remainder of the half with Coach Casey Weil electing to start substituting and forcing Lumberton to play keep up.
“We came out pretty hot, and that’s good,” Weil said. “I like the quick turnaround where we can score quickly like that and get on top.”
Lumberton managed a late goal in the first half that made it 2-1 contest. It was the only blemish on a solid game from Bee goalkeeper Madison Wyly who miss judged the ball, and it just went over her hands.

A Haleigh Beam corner kick set up the Bees third goal when Johnston outleaped defenders and jammed in a header for a 3-1 lead with 17:29 remaining
As they often do the Bees began to sting quickly with Bales adding a goal two minutes later and Abby Harrison sealing the deal with 10:25 remaining and a 5-1 final tally on the scoreboard.


“We are going to rest the remainder of the day,” Weil said. “I’m scouting the other game while the girls go and eat.”
What did Weil have to say to his Bees in the huddle following the game?
“I told the girls I love them and that I’m so very proud of them,” Weil said. “We’ve had a goal all season, and that’s getting back the state championship.”
Winning the title won’t be easy as the Lady Panthers have hung up some gaudy scores as Liberty Hill beat Jarrell 21-0 and Florence 18-0.
However, there’s one score that soccer fans can’t overlook and that’s 0-3 against Stephenville earlier in the season. That makes the Bees a favorite, but after last year’s early exit in the regional round, Stephenville will have their nose to the grindstone.

Liberty Hill Schedule and Results

OpponentScores
Fredericksburg1-0
Waco La Vega10-0
Midlothian Heritage0-0
Brownwood1-0
Dallas Highland Park JV2-1
Gregory-Portland4-0
Leander2-0
Wimberley0-0
Bastrop Cedar Creek6-0
Jarrell21-0
Florence18-0
Stephenville0-3
Little River Academy12-0
Salado2-0
Burnet11-0
Lampasas8-0
Jarrell16-0
Florence17-0
Little River Academy10-0
Salado1-2
Burnet6-0
Lampasas4-0
OpponentScores
Comal Canyon Lake10-0
La Grange9-0
Boerne2-1
Beeville Jones12-1
Wimberley2-0

Liberty Hill Roster

NumberNameClassPosition
0Laila OsborneFreshmanGoalkeeper
00Samantha CarterSophomoreGoalkeeper
10Maddie DubeSeniorForward
11Kyla BoliekSeniorDefender
12Katie WilsonFreshmanDefender
13Piper TaborSophomoreForward
14Brooke BriscoeSeniorMidfielder
15Alyssa LeeFreshmanMidfielder
16Elizabeth PerezSophomoreMidfielder
17Lauren CastilloSophomoreMidfielder
18Kylee BushSophomoreDefender
19Bryden BourgeoisSophomoreDefender
2Kendal JamesSeniorMidfielder
20Audree DannerFreshmanDefender
21Kelsey CastilloFreshmanMidfielder
22Amelia AdamsSophomoreDefender
3Camilla KouakouSophomoreDefender
4Athena BrownSophomoreForward
5Abbey JanicekSophomoreMidfielder
6Haylie CassadySeniorDefender
7Madi FullerSophomoreMidfielder
8Emma StephensFreshmanMidfielder
9Nya CaseboltSeniorDefender

Stephenville Schedule and Results

OpponentScores
Fort Worth Carter-Riverside10-0
Alvarado8-0
Burnet10-1
Wimberley2-1
San Antonio Saint Mary’s Hall6-0
Kennedale1-0
Graham10-0
Waco University JV10-0
Waco La Vega6-0
China Spring7-2
Aledo1-1
Wichita Falls5-0
Decatur12-0
Liberty Hill3-0
Wichita Falls Rider0-0
Mineral Wells4-0
Brownwood4-0
Mineral Wells2-0
China Spring8-0
Brownwood6-1
Mineral Wells6-0
Brownwood1-2
OpponentScores
Bridgeport3-0
Kennedale7-2
San Eliazario8-1
River Oaks Castleberry6-0

Stephenville Roster

NumberNameClassPosition
0Madison WylyJuniorGoalkeeper
1Alyssa NorthcuttSeniorGoalkeeper
10Brinkley HarlowJuniorMidfielder
11Cody HawksSeniorMidfielder
12Ella BrownSophomoreForward
13Madelyn HeupelSeniorDefender
14Cheney CarrilloJuniorMidfielder
15Emily KirboSeniorMidfielder
16Alex CameronSeniorDefender
17Autumn SeemannJuniorMidfielder
18Ciara JohnstonJuniorForward
19Gracie BalesJuniorForward
2Beatris ChavarriaJuniorMidfielder
20Courtney LangleyJuniorDefender
21Victoria MonrealSeniorMidfielder
22Bailie AtchleyJuniorMidfielder
23Katheryn CameronFreshmanDefender
24Brooklynn LangfordFreshmanDefender
25Abby HarrisonSophomoreForward
26Madisyn ColeFreshmanMidfielder
27Bella DiazFreshmanMidfielder
28Hailey ContrerasSeniorForward
3Reagan HenrySeniorMidfielder
4Claire ChoateJuniorMidfielder
5Haleigh BeamJuniorMidfielder
6Jasmene De La CerdaSeniorForward
7Jimena EspinozaJuniorMidfielder
8Daisy RichardsJuniorDefender
9Jade PepauSeniorMidfielder
98Shawna MorrowFreshmanGoalkeeper
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