Lady Scots Have More Goals After 20-4A Title

Sara Summers and the HP girls soccer team will start the playoffs on March 24 against Paris.
Sara Summers and the Highland Park girls soccer team will start the playoffs on March 24 against Paris.

Having already clinched another District 20-4A title, the Highland Park girls soccer team won’t bring much drama to Tuesday’s regular-season finale.

After a week off for spring break, the Lady Scots (15-4-1, 7-0) will look to stay sharp and keep their momentum from a seven-game winning streak that dates back more than a month.

HP has outscored its opponents in seven league games by a combined 33-3, and has not allowed more than one goal in any game since a 4-0 loss to Wylie East on Jan. 21. The team has developed a balanced offensive attack led by Lauren Echols, Sara Summers, Hope Hyde, and Savanna Jones.

Tuesday’s contest against Carrollton Newman Smith — which is battling for one of the district’s final playoff spots — should provide a nice tuneup for the Lady Scots before the start of postseason play. In the bi-district round, HP will meet Paris at 5:30 p.m. March 24 at Royse City.

That’s where HP will begin its effort to avenge last season’s heartbreaking loss in the Class 4A state title game that spoiled an undefeated season.

The season finale also will feature a pregame ceremony to recognize a handful of seniors who will be playing their final game at Highlander Stadium.

At any rate, the Lady Scots seem to be peaking at the right time and playing their best soccer of the season.

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