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Lionettes once again ready for the postseason

The Lionettes huddle up after a recent game. For the ninth year in a row, they are headed to the UIL soccer playoffs, which begin on March 26. Photo courtesy of La Feria ISD Facebook page

By DAVE FAVILA
LFN

The La Feria Lionettes are in a very familiar place this time of year: Getting ready for the UIL soccer playoffs.

For the ninth year in a row, the Lionettes have qualified for the postseason as they beat Lyford 2-1 on March 10 to wrap up District 32-4A play with a 10-4 record. They are expected to enter the upcoming UIL playoffs, which begin on March 26, as the No. 2 seed and will face whoever finishes as the No. 3 seed out of District 31-4A.

The Lionettes have been on a roll lately, winning their last three in a row and 7 of 8. Their last loss came against Rio Hondo on Feb. 28.

Last season, the Lionettes beat Pharr Vanguard Academy 4-3 in a shootout in the opening round of the playoffs before bowing out in the second round against Beeville Jones, 3-0.

This year’s squad is hoping to one-up the 2017-18 team that advanced all the way to the third round of the postseason before falling to Corpus Christi London 2-1 – one win short of the regional tournament.

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