The U23 ECNL team played FC Dallas Saturday night in Dallas to 1-1 draw. We then played the 2nd leg in Austin Sunday night; the way the conference worked out the team who won on Sunday would advance to the National Championships. The game was great end to end. Both teams hit the crossbar and posts and it looked like it was going to go to overtime. In the 82nd minute FC Dallas hit a great shot to go up 1-0. Lonestar threw everything at FC Dallas trying to tie the game. In the 90th minute Sophia Mundy tied the game up on a goal mouth scramble. With the emotion of the game Lonestar went for it pressing and winning the kickoff. The ball was sent into Jamie French who looped it over the FC Dallas GK to win the game 2-1 in the 92nd minute!
"The team now advances to Richmond Virginia July 13-14th where they will play for the National Championship. I am really proud of this group for fighting and staying organized. When we gave up that goal we quickly changed our shape and the team responded," said JD Cochran Coach of the U23s. "After scoring the equalizer I decided to go for it and just pushed everyone forward since there was only a minute left. The team responded again! Thanks to James Crowder, KC Crabb and Jared Chandler for helping the team last night!"
This will be the 6th time Lonestar Girls Program has gone to a National Championship. The 91's won in 2010, the 96's won in 2011, 96's placed in 2012 and 2013 and are going again this year!
Good Luck to both the 96's and U23's at the National Championships.
The 96's are playing in Seattle Washington June 24-29th for their National Championship.
Tremendous work ladies!