2016 soccer state tournament

State Champs
GEORGETOWN -- Bennett Gierkey recorded 200 minutes of shutout time in two games at the UIL state soccer tournament. It still wasn't enough.
For a second straight match, Gierkey went to Goalie Island and had to help save his Palestine side from absolute heartbreak.
He did it. For state.
Jasper Falls In Championship
GEORGETOWN -- Jasper got a little closer to the program's ultimate goal Thursday, but the state title it seeks will have to wait at least one more season.
Kennedale defeated the Lady Dawgs, 6-0, in the Class 4A state championship game at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown and successfully defended its 20…
Unshakeable Pride
GEORGETOWN -- Kennedale showed no signs of slowing down in its quest to repeat as the Class 4A state champion Wednesday.
The Metroplex squad built a three-goal lead before the eighth minute and cruised to a 6-0 win against Kilgore in Wednesday's state semifinal game on Georgetown's Birkelba…
Jasper Reaches State Game
GEORGETOWN -- Sometimes it just takes a little luck to get where you're hoping to go.
A tricky shot off the foot of Kaitlin Campos and a slight misplay by Salado's goalkeeper gave Jasper a 1-0 overtime victory in Wednesday's Class 4A state semifinal game at Birkelbach Field i…
Palestine Goes To State
GEORGETOWN -- Palestine goalkeeper Bennett Gierkey navigated the space between a sweet reward and a long bout with what-ifs masterfully.
The senior propelled his side to the Class 4A state championship game with two stops in penalty kicks against Kilgore for a 3-2 situational win. It followed a score…