Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Soccer playoff roundup: Highland Park, Wakeland, Liberty girls dominate
Highland Park, the defending Class 4A girls soccer champion, rushed to a seven-goal first-half lead and rolled to a 10-1 win over Paris North Lamar in its Region II bi-district playoff opener at Royse City.
Four players scored two goals each for Highland Park (20-0-4): junior striker Abby Tisdale, senior midfielder Katie Martin, and freshman midfielders Hope Hyde and Savannah Jones.
Coach Stewart Brown said that Hyde — who has 12 goals — and Jones have exceeded his expectations, developing into key parts of Highland Park’s attack.
“We knew they were going to be good coming in, and they’ve worked hard and improved every day,” Brown said.
Highland Park, which extended its unbeaten streak to 43 games, will play the winner of Tuesday’s Prosper-Frisco game in the area round later this week.
Frisco Wakeland 6, Anna 0: Freshman Brianna Ellerbe scored three goals and junior goalkeeper Michaela Moen registered her 19th shutout of the season as Wakeland overcame a slow start to beat Anna in a 4A Region II bi-district game.
Ellerbe has 22 goals in her first varsity season at Wakeland (22-2-2).
Frisco Liberty 8, Sherman 0: Seniors Cameron Stoker and Dani Chantry both scored hat tricks as Liberty (15-5-4) shut out Sherman in a 4A Region II bi-district game.
Trophy Club Byron Nelson 5, Azle 0: Senior striker and Texas signee Marchelle Davis had two goals and two assists as Byron Nelson shut out District 12-4A’s third seed in a 4A Region I bi-district game. Darla Kay Hyde also scored twice for Nelson (23-2-1).