Soccer Reaches Pivotal Game

By Richard Hernandez | Photo by Stephanie Escalante

With one game remaining and playoff positioning at risk, the boys varsity soccer team faces their district rival, MacArthur, tonight, in a game that will determine the team’s playoff future.

“It’s going to be huge,” head soccer coach Jason Hendrick said. “It’ll be a playoff-type of game. It’s do or die.”

After coming off a 2-0 win against Lee, the soccer team put themselves in playoff positioning as they made their way into the fourth playoff spot, but the game against MacArthur has quite a bit at stake.

A win against MacArthur would put the Mavs in the third playoff spot against Steele in the first round, a tie will keep them in the fourth playoff spot playing Judson, and a loss against Mac would take them out of the playoff picture altogether.

“I hope that we play our best and for us to win,” freshman Nate Crail said. “It’s an important game for us to make our way into playoffs.”

Hoping for a big win against MacArthur, the team is on their way to breaking a streak of 11 years.

“It’s a very important game so we can get into the playoff picture,” senior Garret Carlson said. “It would be the first time in 11 years. I think we actually have a strong chance to win and hopefully we’ll come out on top.”

The team faces off against MacArthur today, Friday March 23, at BAC-W field at 7 p.m.

“They’re excited and I look forward to seeing them come out and play their hardest,” Hendrick said. “It’s a matter of who wants it more.”

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