The North Texas Elite Showcase for boys invited out-of-state teams this year and now this former regional event could play a major role in the FAB 50 national title chase. At The National Elite Prep Showcase for girls, California teams proved its strength with an undefeated day. In Florida, the renewed Tampa Bay Invitational sees a pair of Jesuit schools advancing to the final.
Each day, we offer a daily roundup of the three high school tournaments that have national ranking consequences.
NORTH TEXAS ELITE SHOWCASE
FAB 50 No. 1 Sam Houston (Texas) and FAB 50 No. 3 Brophy Prep (Ariz.) were supposed to meet in the first round of the North Texas Elite Showcase. After a reshuffling of pairings due to the team's national standing, both proved their worth by advancing to Saturday's final.
Led by sophomore sensation Jose Ortiz, Sam Houston rallied for a 2-1 win over Marcus. Brophy Prep survived its second penalty kick match at the event, edging Coppell to advance to Saturday's final. Jair Garcia came off the bench to make two saves in the shootout, in addition to scoring on his attempt, as Brophy won.
Saturday's championship match will start at 5 p.m. local time, 6 p.m. EST and 3 p.m. PST. The match will be live-streamed and available on TopDrawerSoccer.com.
DAY 2 RESULTS
DAY 3 MATCHES
NATIONAL ELITE PREP SHOWCASE
Score one for California.
The three California teams at NEPS this year combined for a 5-0-1 day at NEPS on Friday. In the day's marquee match, FAB 50 No. 44 Carondelet (Calif.) blanked No. 5 Marcus (Texas) 2-0. Ellie Ospeck and Cassidy Tshimbalanga scored for Carondelet as Rory Biles assisted both goals.
Among the week's unranked FAB 50 teams, Flower Mound (Texas) is making the strongest showing, plowing St. Agnes 6-0. Elena Reyna had two goals and two assists and Samantha Hanking had two goals and one assist.
DAY 2 RESULTS (Note: players in parentheses assisted the goal)
FAB 50 No. 10 Ursuline Academy (Texas) 5, Odessa (Texas) 1 -- UA (10-1-0): Adrienne Bland (Emily Mount), Bland (Lyndsey Hover), Juliet Moore (Hover), Hover, Shannon Reilly (Jayden Gill), Hover, Mount. O (1-1-0): Miranda Cardona (Ashley Venegas).
FAB 50 No. 44 Carondelet (Calif.) 7, Naaman Forest (Texas) 0 -- C (8-2-2): Cassidy Tshimbalanga (Rory Biles), Keeley Murphy (Angelica Scoma), Kiera Mullin (Keeley Murphy), Tshimbalanga (Murphy), Scoma (Elizabeth Ospeck), Stephanie Neys (Bri Murray), Darlin Hayworth (Grace Watson). NF (1-2-0).
[Liberty ca-w] (Calif.) 4, Monterey (Texas) (0-1-1) 0 -- L (5-3-0): Gutierrez (Cline), Boone (Schaffer), Scheiber M., Scheiber M. M: (0-1-1).
Flower Mound (Texas) 6, St. Agnes (Texas) 0 -- FM (2-0-0): Elena Reyna (Samantha Hanking), Reyna (Caitlin Jenkins), Hanking (Reyna), Hanking, Abigail Guerrero (Reyna), Maya Schoeder (Kendall James). SA (5-3-1).
Naaman Forest (Texas) 3, Antonian (Texas) 1 -- NF (1-1-0): n/a. A (11-2-0): Erika Malagamba (Kiki Salsedo).
Byron Nelson (Texas) 5, Vandegrift (Texas) 2 -- BN: Turlngton (Tierney), Dahlin (Borer), Borer (Bylotas), Turlington (UA), Dahlin (Turlington). V (1-1-0): Macy Burch (Sabina Federlind), Lexi Spinetta (Olivia Elwood).
TCA (Texas) 3, Monterey (Texas) 3 -- TCA (10-5-0): McKenzie Moore (Arden Kadane), Moore (Summer Chaffin), Chaffin (Kate Blocker). M (0-2-1): Isabella Martinez (Karen Eliserio), Jenna Townsley (Amberly Prince), Breeana Gamueda (Mia Dimas).
Plano West (Texas) 2, [Liberty ca-w] (Calif.) 2 -- PW (0-0-2). Ella McQuaid, Laralei Priebe (Nicole Pak). L (5-3-1): Boone (Zentner), Carlton (Cline).
Grapevine (Texas) 5, Amarillo (Texas) 0 -- G (2-1-0): Sophie Smith (Ashton Wright), Wright (Christine McCullough), Kyleigh Rhodes (Sidney McGregor), Eliza Hailey (Nikki Romero), Hailey (Romero). A (0-3-0).