The state championship games schedule has been set and the Conway girls soccer team now has a game time.
After running through the season, going undefeated in conference play and winning both 6A Conference tournament games, the Conway Lady Cats will face a familiar foe in Bryant at Razorback Field on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.
The Lady Cats and Lady Hornets will serve as the final game Friday with a 4 p.m. start time.
The two schools played two games this season during 6A Central Conference play with Conway coming away with the win both times.
In the first meeting in Bryant, the two teams tied 1-1 during regulation, which led to a shootout win with the Lady Cats outshooting the Lady Hornets 5-4.
In the second meeting, Conway won 3-2, scoring two goals in the opening period and one in the second half, while Bryant’s two second half goals weren’t enough.
Conway junior Kailyn Pavatt scored a hat trick during the match, scoring the Lady Cats three goals.
Conway’s previous two matchups mirrored the final two matchups in the regular season and now has the Lady Cats facing an opponent for the third time this season, which they did previously against Mt. St. Mary Academy on May 11 to punch their ticket to the finals.
Previously, Conway coach Kevin DeStefano said he always worries about playing a team three times in a season because the opposing team could come away with a win, which is what Conway’s volleyball team did to win its state championship in the fall after losing to Fort Smith Southside twice during the regular season.
The Lady Cats volleyball team beat Southside in the third and most important matchup of the season to capture the state championship.
This time, the Lady Cats soccer team is faced with trying to knock off an opponent for a third time this season in consecutive games.
To make matters more interesting, Bryant’s lone two losses were the previously mentioned losses to Conway.
Elsewhere, Vilonia had several athletes named to all-conference or all-state teams.
For baseball, Josh Albat was named to the all-state team, while Caden Raeburn, Devin James, Kyle Vines and Jayden Liszewski were named the all-conference team.
Drew Killough, Jake Goff, Reed Saddler and Luke Berry were all-conference honorable mentions.
For Vilonia girls track, the team won the 5A West Conference again this year, making 13 consecutive years and finished this year as the 5A state runner up.
Because of this numerous names showed up on all-state and all-conference teams.
All-conference names are: Emma Buck, Shelby Duncan, Emily Farmer, Amanda Finch, Harlee Heath, Maylee Leach, Kristen Madden, Gracie Massey, Evy McKissack, Lauren Millikin, Lauren Patterson, Brooklyn Powell, Grace Shannon, Raelynn Stone, Elise Trautman, Bryn Westby, Laynie White and Lainey Wilson.
All-state names are: Emma Buck, Shelby Duncan, Emily Farmer, Harlee Heath, Maylee Leach, Evy McKissack, Laren Millikin, Lauren Patterson, Elise Trautman and Bryn Westby.