The Hope Bobcats soccer team advanced in the opening round at the Class 5A State Boys Soccer Tournament in Harrison to defeat the No. 2 seed Morrilton Bulldogs 1-0, but came up short to the No. 1 seed Valley View Blazers 7-3 in the quarterfinals. The Bobcats ended their season 11-9 overall.

The Ladycats competed hard in their state tournament run, but lost to their first round match-up against Maumelle 8-0. The Ladycats ended their season 4-15-1 overall, 4-10 in conference.

The Hope Bobcats soccer team advanced in the opening round at the Class 5A State Boys Soccer Tournament in Harrison to defeat the No. 2 seed Morrilton Bulldogs 1-0, but came up short to the No. 1 seed Valley View Blazers 7-3 in the quarterfinals. The Bobcats ended their season 11-9 overall. 

The Ladycats competed hard in their state tournament run, but lost to their first round match-up against Maumelle 8-0. The Ladycats ended their season 4-15-1 overall, 4-10 in conference.

Head coach Zac Hoglund believed both the Bobcats and Ladycats competed strong for their representation in the postseason. Hoglund has been pleased by the hard fought battles of effort Hope displayed during the season and in the conference tournament to qualify for state to be contenders.

Assistant coaches Josh Marshall, Austin May and Edmundo Dominguez has been onboard the entire season and aim for the Hope to make strong runs in tournament competition at state for 2018. 

The Bobcats have competed productively throughout the season win several key wins to post a plus .500 overall record. The Cats defeated Gurdon in earlier season tourney play, along Nashville, Class 6A El Dorado, Lake Hamilton and Arkansas High twice to sweep their 5A/6A Conference league play this season.

The Cats had tough losses to Hot Springs, De Queen and Hot Springs Lakeside during conference play in close defeats, but the Bobcats bounced back strong in the conference tournament to prevail over White Hall in the first round to qualify to compete at state. Despite falling to De Queen in the semifinals, the Bobcats seek redemption over Lakeside for a shutout victory to earn the No. 3 seed going into the state boys soccer tourney in Harrison.

For the Ladycats this season, they prevailed over Hot Springs Lady Trojans 2-0 in the first round at district that officially clinched them a spot into the state tournament. After falling in the semifinals to De Queen, but secured a 4-2 victory over White Hall to earn the No. 3 seed at state.

The Ladycats have progressed their way strong from beginning the season in losses for the first four games. The Ladycats ended their defeat streak winning over Hot Springs which they swept the conference series match-up in league play and tying against Nashville to build confidence going into tourney play. 

This Saturday at Razorback Field in Fayetteville, Lakeside and Valley View will meet in the boys state finals and Pulaski Academy and Little Rock Christian Academy face off in the girls state champion game.

CLASS 5A STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT 2018

First Round

BOBCATS 1, MORRILTON 0

Chris Torres scored the winning goal of the game with assist from Samuel Munoz for the Bobcats.

Quarterfinals

BOBCATS 3, VALLEY VIEW 7

Bobcats' Jorge Rodriguez, Noel Balbuena and Samuel Munoz all scored goals for Hope against Valley View.