Seven years after winning the school’s first UIL team title, the Jesuit soccer team is headed back to the state tournament.
The Rangers topped Sachse 2-0 on Saturday in the Class 6A Region II final in Austin to earn their first trip back to Georgetown since winning the 5A crown in 2010.
Jesuit (20-3-1) will meet Mission Juarez-Lincoln (30-3-1) in the state semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The winner will play either Arlington Sam Houston or Pasadena Dobie for the title at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Rangers capped their run through Region II with a shutout of Sachse, marking the third consecutive clean sheet for Jesuit and the fourth in five postseason games. Meanwhile, the Rangers tallied a pair of first-half goals, including one by Andrew Gilschrist and a penalty kick by Tommy Flaim.
On Friday, Jesuit eliminated Round Rock Stony Point by the same score. Will Kennard and Reilly Minigutti were the goal-scorers — both coming in the second half. Luke Ostrander saved 17 shots in the two games combined as part of a stellar defensive effort by the Rangers throughout the regional tournament.
Juarez-Lincoln held off Edinburg North 1-0 in the Region IV final on Saturday. The Huskies, who will be making their state tournament debut, also have shut out four of their five postseason opponents.