7A-West Girls Soccer Report


Last week played out perfectly for the Lady Purple’Dogs (16-4, 11-3).

They won three matches in four days to finish runner-up in 7A-West play, thus earning the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye for this week’s state tournament in Fort Smith. They outscored those three opponents 13-1 and posted two shutout last week, bring this season’s shutout total to nine.

Thanks to the bye, Fayetteville gets a full-week off to rest its regulars heading into its opener on Friday at 2 p.m against the winner of a match between Fort Smith Southside, the No. 4 seed from the 7A-Central, and the not-yet-decided fifth seed from the 7A-West. That will either be Springdale High or Van Buren depending on the outcome of today’s make-up matches.

— Mike Capshaw • @NWACappy

Springdale Har-Ber
The Lady Wildcats grabbed the 3-seed from the 7A-West in this week’s state tournament thanks large in part to a hot finish to the season.

Har-Ber won its final four matches of the season convincingly, outscoring its opponents 20-2, and won six of its final seven overall. Bentonville High, head and shoulders the top team in the league, handed Har-Ber its lone loss in the final three weeks of the season.

The Lady Wildcats will play Conway in the first round of the state tournament Thursday at 4 p.m. at Southside High School. Should Har-Ber beat Conway, the 7A-Central’s 6-seed, it will face Mt. St. Mary’s Academy Friday at 4 p.m.

– Scottie Bordelon • @NWAScottie

Springdale High
For the first time in a decade, the Lady Red’Dogs will appear in the state tournament. Rogers High knocked off Bentonville West, 5-1, last Tuesday, officially eliminating the Lady Wolverines.

With West eliminated, Springdale was in the field.

“That’s a story for you,” coach DJ Beeler wrote in a text message. “Some of my girls were in kindergarten when this happened last.”

Springdale finished conference play 5-9, a big improvement from a season ago when the Lady Red’Dogs won just one match in league – a 2-1 season-ending win against Rogers.

Springdale’s seeding in the tournament is dependent upon the makeup match between Rogers Heritage and Van Buren. Should Heritage win, it will be the 5-seed and Springdale the 6. If Heritage loses, Springdale moved to the 5, and Heritage the 6.

If Springdale is the 6 seed, it will play Little Rock Central Thursday; A 5-seed Springdale will face Southside Thursday at 2 p.m.

– Scottie Bordelon • @NWAScottie

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Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
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