Updated daily as necessary, the ESPNHS FAB 50 Insider tracks FAB 50 upsets, outstanding performances and news that is expected to impact the rankings. This FAB 50 Insider reflects matches played between April 9-15.
Tuesday, April 10
Shootouts were all the rage among top-ranked Texas teams Tuesday night, and when the evening was over three teams ranked in the Winter POWERADE FAB 50 Top 25 lost to unranked squads -- two of the matches settled in shootuts. The big surprise came when A&M Consolidated (College Station, Texas) knocked off defending state champion and No. 2-ranked McKinney Boyd (McKinney, Texas) in a shootout following a 2-2 match. Conso's Clare McDougall stopped three shots in the dribble-up shootout session used in Texas high school soccer, after entering the match as a shootout sub in place of starting keeper Christine Salas. In other surprise outcomes, Georgetown (Texas) upended No. 23 Kingwood (Humble, Texas) in a shootout following a 1-1 tie and No. 17 Rowlett (Texas) fell to Sachse (Texas) 2-0. In the night's two featured matches, No. 3 Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas) needed a shootout to topple No. 7 Carroll (Southlake, Texas) and No. 6 Plano West (Plano, Texas) handled league rival and No. 5-ranked Flower Mound (Texas) 3-1.
Winter No. 27 Klein Oak (Spring, Texas) 2, No. 28 Westlake (Austin, Texas) 1: Amanda Fox followed up penalty kick attempt by scoring a goal that gave Klein Oak a 2-0 lead en route to a 2-1 victory in a battle of nationally ranked programs.
Blue Valley West (Overland Park, Kan.) 4, Spring No. 4 St. Teresa's (Kansas City, Mo.) 2: Blue Valley West took a bit of the excitement out of St. Teresa's pending showing at this weekend's heart of America Classic. St. Teresa's bid for an undefeated season was thwarted by Blue Valley West and removed any chance of this program making a case for the Spring POWERADE FAB 50 No. 1 ranking this week -- regardless of its performance at the Heart of America Classic.
Ankeny (Iowa) 2, Spring No. 19 Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa) 1: ESPNHS state No. 3 Ankney pulled off a mild surprise, beating the state's top-ranked Valley 2-1 on a pair of goals by sophomore Aubrey Larson. Larson missed all of last season with a broken leg.
Spring No. 33 Metea Valley (Aurora, Ill.) 6, Plainfield East (Plainfield, Ill.) 0: Jenna Kentgen, who plays club soccer for Academy United, scored five goals in the victory while Tina Tomaras had four assists. Both numbers are high enough to crack the 2011-12 National Leaders list.
Spring No. 7 Hough (Cornelius, N.C.) 5, Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) 0: Allison Stearns scored two goals and Brandi Arey, Courtney Carroll and Hannah Robinson added scores.