Match Preview - Conference Semifinal vs. Oklahoma City FC

Jun 25th 2017
WPSL


UPDATE: Lonestar wins Southwest-South Region and advance to conference playoffs to play FC Dallas

 

The Lonestar SC WPSL ladies completed its regular season with an impressive overall record of 8 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. Lonestar SC WPSL finished second in the Southwest-South division of the WPSL Central conference. For their efforts, the team travels to Frisco, Texas this weekend to battle Oklahoma City FC, who finished top of the Southwest-North division with a record of 8-1-2.

On Saturday, Lonestar SC welcomed Houston South Select to the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex. After coming out on top 2-1 against Houston South Select away earlier in the season, the ladies felt confident of a good result. After taking the lead 1-0 in the first half on a goal by Nakia Graham, Lonestar felt the pressure after a quick equalizer just two minutes later with a long strike from distance. Going into the second half, Lonestar proved too strong for Houston South Select as goals from Hannah Devine and Chelsea Jackson made the difference, in addition to a red card and ejection for Houston.

The following day, Lonestar traveled south to San Antonio to take on the Athenians at the Blossom Athletic Center. Despite conquering the Athenians 3-0 earlier in the season, Lonestar fell 4-0 to a strong Athenians squad.

After this past weekend's matches, head coach Wes Schevers was buoyant and optimistic about the game ahead against the top team from Oklahoma:

"Overall, it's been a fantastic first season for Lonestar SC WPSL. Our goal from the beginning was to provide current Lonestar players and staff as well as Lonestar alumni a pathway to compete at a senior level of play. We are fortunate to have so many talented players who have come through Lonestar in the past and presently. In addition, we couldn't be more pleased for the team that they all have come back to ply their trade with the club, and the results on the field have shown our quality. The side has proved throughout the season that they can beat anyone and we look forward to the tough match ahead of us against OKFC."

Coach Wes Schevers was quick to highlight the efforts of his support staff, as well as the fans who continued to attend home matches with attendance averaging over 200 per game:

"It's a huge boost for us to hear our fans supporting us - Without them, the atmosphere is just not the same. It definitely translates into a positive aspect for us on the field. Obviously we won't have that same level of support up in Dallas, but we know that everybody is rooting for us back in Austin. I would also like to thank the Lonestar SC WPSL coaching staff, marketing team and administrators that have invested hours upon hours of their time to ensure our first year in the league will be one to remember. Lastly, I would like to thank Tim Meyer with MAD Training and CP with Champions Performance for their amazing support of our project. Their efforts benefited every player within the team!"

Keep up to date as Lonestar SC chases the WPSL Conference Championship this weekend via the Lonestar SC Instagram and Facebook.



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