It was a heavyweight matchup. Coach Jen Hardy's Vandegrift Vipers came in as reigning state champs, the only Austin-area soccer squad to ever win it all, against opponent College Station. College Station was not only undefeated but they hadn't given up a goal in their last 20 matches.
Vandegrift wins it 2-0. The Vipers 10th straight shutout win sets them up for a state championship game rematch vs Wylie East.
Coach Hardy says, "Well, let's see, state re-match. We know there will be a lot of emotion coming into that game, from both teams. We know Wylie is going to come out hard."
"I'm sure they feel like they got cheated last year as we would if we had lost, so we know it's going to be an intense match with them and we just expect to come out and play the best soccer we can," Hardy adds.
The game is scheduled for Saturday April 18 at 11 a.m. in Georgetown.