|Boys Sports||14 May 2009||
|HP doubles-up St. Mark's, 6-3 by Scott Farrell|
That lead was secure enough, but Chris Hipps scored an insurance goal eight seconds into the second half, gathering Briggs Montgomery's faceoff to start the half and charging toward the St. Mark's goal. Kevin Fritts and Will Ziegler also scored for HP (17-1), which beat St. Mark's for the second time this season.
Scots goalkeeper Jordan Lee earned the game's Most Valuable Player honors. Zweifel was the Offensive MVP, and junior defender Hipps was the Defensive MVP.
HP, the defending state Division I champion, advances to the THSLL State Championships as the top-seeded team, and will face the fourth seed, most likely from the Central District, at 5 p.m. Saturday. The state title match is at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Austin Bowie (14-5) and Cedar Park (9-9) played for the Central District championship tonight. Houston Strake Jesuit (13-8) has already qualified for state from the South District. HP beat Strake Jesuit 13-5 earlier this season. St. Mark's (16-4) is the likely wild card entry to the four-team state tournament.