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Lufkin Panthers advance to Regional Semifinals in penalty kicks

The Lufkin boys' soccer team proved they have fight in them after their regional quarterfinal match against Mt. Pleasant.

After the two teams ended regulation time scoreless, it went into two, ten minute overtime periods.

The Panthers struck the net first, but Mt. Pleasant would get the 1-1 equalizer. Overtime didn't cut it for this game.

Penalty kicks would have to be the deciding factor in this one, as neither team was willing to let up. Lufkin was tied 4-4 after five attempts each. Mt. Pleasant missed their sixth penalty kick with a save by Omar Roque. Then Cesar Camacho capitalized on his shot, nailing the penalty kick for the 5-4 win.

The Pack have now won their 22nd consecutive game, and are looking for more as they head into the Regional Semifinals. Lufkin will play Wakeland Friday, April 10th at Carrollton ISD, starting at 4 p.m.

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