Three HCISD soccer teams clinch bi-district titles

By Cristina M. Garcia | HCISD Staff


Harlingen CISD has three soccer teams who are bi-district champions. 

Both the Harlingen High School South boys and girls soccer teams are bi-district champions. At Harlingen High School, the Lady Cardinal soccer team also clinched the bi-district title. 

For Harlingen High School South, it’s the first time in the school’s history that a boys soccer team has secured a bi-district championship. Harlingen High School South has had a soccer team for 26 years.

“I am very proud of these young men and what they have accomplished this year,” said Harlingen High School South Head Boys Soccer Coach Julian Robles Jr. “The team has grown so much, and they have shown an ability to collaborate, adapt and work hard. These are traits that will not only be helpful in soccer but also in life.”

This is the 23rd time Harlingen High School South Lady Hawks soccer has won the bi-district championship.

Across the board, the teams’ coaches said it has taken hard work to advance in the playoffs.

“These girls have worked so hard for these past three years, I couldn’t ask for more of them,” said Lady Cards Head Soccer Coach Debra Galvan. “They play so hard and give it their all on the field. They are an exceptional group, who are both academically and athletically inclined. I’m so proud of them, and I hope we can come out on top and reach our team goal of getting to the Sweet 16.”

All three teams will play in the area round Tuesday night.

“The girls have worked very hard at practices to advance to area,” Coach Galvan said. “We take it one game at a time and work to fix any mistakes or problems we saw happen at other games.”


The upcoming games on Tuesday, April 2 are as follows:

Harlingen High School Lady Cardinals vs. La Joya Juarez Lincoln 

Game location: Sharyland High School

Time: 6:30 p.m.


Harlingen South Lady Hawks vs. McAllen Nikki Rowe

Game location: Nikki Rowe mini stadium

Time: 6 p.m.


Harlingen South Hawks vs. McAllen Nikki Rowe 

Game location: Nikki Rowe mini stadium

Time: 8 p.m.


The winning team will advance to the regional quarterfinals.

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