With just a few weeks left in district play, both Midlothian soccer teams are leading district 5-5A and are poised for long playoff runs.
The Panthers were undefeated in the first half of district play and are currently 8-2 in the district.
Midlothian beat Mansfield 2-0 on the road to end the first half of district play.
The Panthers went up 1-0 when Cole Davidson challenged the Tiger goalkeeper from a Leevi Schwartz free kick and won the header to set Matthew Robertson up for the goal just before halftime.
Late in the second half, Jose Morales finished a square ball from Preston Haught for the 2-0 win.
Justin Ridgeway and Mason Capello split the shutout in goal.
South Grand Prairie handed Midlothian its first loss in district play 3-2.
Joan Lemus and Haught scored the Panther goals.
The Panthers rebounded to beat Duncanville 1-0.
Leevi Schwartz got the game-winner on a fantastic free kick early in the second half.
Justin Ridgeway got the shutout with the help of good defending by all the Panthers.
The win improved the boys’ record to 12-5-2, 8-1-0 in 5-5A. The Panthers will play again at 6 p.m. March 20 against Grand Prairie at the Gopher Bowl.
The Lady Panthers have dropped just one district contest and are on a three-game winning streak.
The current hot stretch was started with a 2-1 win against South Grand Prairie.
Riann Winget scored a penalty kick and Schoschanna Andrews scored off a scramble for the ball with three seconds left in the 1st half to take a 2-0 lead into the second half.
SGP scored in the second half, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
After a couple days off, Midlothian beat Duncanville 1-0.
The Lady Panthers played a shaky five minutes of soccer before showing up and rarely allowing Duncanville to cross midfield for the rest of the game.
After knocking on the door all game, the Lady Panthers finally found a way in with a well weighted pass by Winget to Ashely Cox, who slotted the ball passed the keeper to the back of the goal.
The Lady Panthers then used a pair of second half goals to beat Mansfield Legacy 2-0.
Ashley Hairston and Dani Mayfield held the Lady Broncos scoreless with big saves in each half.
Cox scored her first goal off of a redirect from an Eliza Carey shot.
Later in the game, Cox got her second goal after Sydney Rangel cleared a ball that Ashley ran onto, dribbled to the keeper and finished off the Lady Broncos.
The win puts the district record at 9-1-0 in district and 14-3-2 overall.
The Lady Panthers will play again at 8 p.m. March 20 against Grand Prairie at the Gopher Bowl.
Panthers team leaders
1. Joan Lemus 7
2. Leevi Schwartz 5
3. Matthew Robertson 4
3. Jose Morales 4
5. Cole Davidson 3
1. Leevi Schwartz 5
2. Launrence Chamberlain 3
3. Dylan Chancey 2
3. Jared Chancey 2
3. Cole Davidson 2
3. Preston Haught 2
Lady Panthers team leaders
1. Ashley Cox 16
2. Kaitlyn Bush 14
3. Kamy Martin 6
4. Eliza Carey 5
5. Riann Winget 4
1. Ashley Cox 7
2. Eliza Carey 5
3. Kaitlyn Bush 4
4. Kamy Martin 3
4. Riann Winget 3
4. Kailea Atkins 3