For the third straight year, Lausanne Lynx soccer is headed to Murfreesboro to represent Lausanne and vie for a championship.
The Lynx will face Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) on Wednesday in a state semifinal game that will take place at 4:30 p.m at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
CPA comes into the matchup with a record of 19-1, their last loss coming on March 11 against Montgomery Bell Academy. The Lions are ranked 19th in the state by MaxPreps and are looking to avenge a loss last year in the state semis to Battle Ground Academy (BGA).
Lausanne (13-5-2), ranked 21st in the state by the same MaxPreps website, got to the state semifinals by defeating the University School of Nashville 1-0 and Boyd-Buchanan 1-0. Sunday evenings game against the Buccaneers (see highlights here) was decided on penalty kicks after 110 minutes of play resulted in a 0-0 tie. It was the second time in as many years that Lausanne has ended Boyd-Buchanan's soccer season.
Lausanne is no stranger to playing extra time. In fact, two of the last four Lausanne soccer matches have been decided on penalty kicks. In fact, the matchup on May 7 against Evangelical Christian School (ECS) saw the Lynx play the final 70 minutes with just 10 players.
Head coach Rogerio Lima says the mental toughness that his team has shown in those matches will be beneficial as the team looks to bring home their third title in as many years.
The other game features ECS (19-0-3) against BGA (13-3-1), with the winner of the Lausanne vs. CPA game playing for the state championship on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Good luck, Lynx!