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Houston sends five teams to state

This is Elsik's third trip to state in program history. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – Fuel up the cars and book the hotels because here comes Houston.

The 2019 UIL State Soccer Tournament field will boast an impressive five teams from the Houston-area beginning on Thursday morning with the Class 5A State Semifinals in Georgetown.

Kingwood Park makes return Trip

For the second-straight season, Kingwood Park is heading back to Georgetown.

With a remarkable senior class back in the fold this season, this isn't a surprise that the Panthers reached this round again.

Kingwood Park senior Allie Byrd (North Texas soccer signee) has led the charge for the Panthers, scoring 91 goals in her career now after this weekend. At the Region III-5A Tournament this weekend, Byrd scored an impressive five goals. In the last three matches, the Kingwood Park senior has scored eight times with a pair of hat tricks.

Kingwood Park will try and get past the state semifinal this year, which they fell in last year to eventual champion Frisco Wakeland.

Read about the other teams headed to state here

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AUSTIN – Dalton Holland didn't know if he'd be able to get back to state in 2019.

At the beginning of the season, the Barbers Hill senior sprained his ankle badly, which forced him to be in a boot for two to three weeks and miss the first half of the track season.

"I had some doubts, I didn't think I'd be able to come back," Holland said.

Battling his way back through the therapy, Holland was able to qualify for state for a second-straight year and on Friday the senior left it all on the track.

Holland posted a time of 14.19 to claim the silver in the Class 5A 110-meter hurdles.

"Makes it a lot sweeter victory," Holland said about coming back to get the win.

In 2018, Holland came to state for the first time and ended up finishing fifth overall, fueling him to come back better this season.

"Last year I was pretty nervous coming in my first year," Holland said. "This year, I was more calm and under control. I knew what was coming."


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