Playoff spots set for girls high school soccer
Vidor entered Monday night’s match against Lumberton knowing the team would be the fourth seed in the playoffs regardless of a win or loss. But three Lady Pirates played hurt, which forced coach Ralph Fields to rearrange a season-long lineup a week before the playoffs. It was an unwanted change as Vidor plays District 23-5A’s top seed, Porter, at 7 p.m. on March 24 at Barbers Hill’s Eagle Stadium.
Vidor played more on the defense, but Lumberton won 3-0 at Pirate Stadium.
Lumberton’s Reagan Bowman tapped in a goal off a rebound with 13:03 left in the first half, and Kambrie McFarland scored twice on long kicks in the second half.
Lumberton became 22-5A’s third seed when Nederland (11-2-1) beat Memorial 6-2 earlier Monday afternoon. Both teams share the same record, but Nederland earned more standings points because the team beat Lumberton during regulation (3 points) and Lumberton beat Nederland in a shootout (1 point).
Lumberton has now made the playoffs for 26-straight seasons, and will play 23-5A’s second seed, Kingwood Park, at a time and location to be determined next week.
Port Neches-Groves (11-0-2) represents 22-5A’s top seed with the team’s eighth district championship in nine years. PN-G will play 23-5A’s fourth seed, New Caney, on March 24 at 5 p.m. at a site to be determined on Tuesday.