Boys Varsity Soccer · Boys Varsity Soccer beats El Campo 5 – 4 to Clinch Playoff Birth

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We needed to win or tie in order to advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. T Sharks took the lead 90 seconds into the game with a great cross from Jared to Jacob Hernandez fro a greater header that found the back of the net and a 1-0 lead. Not much later into the game the pair connected again bu this time from the opposite side of the field and Jacob finished with his right foot to give us a 2-0 lead. After a foul call we pushed everyone up and David Cruz played a great free kick down the line to Elias Padron who beat a defender and placed a great shot past the Goalkeeper. That is how the half would end 3-0. Within the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half Eduardo Nunez beat a couple defenders and placed a ball forward to Elias Padron who beat the last man and the keeper with a great shot to give us a 4-0 lead. El Campo showing great heart stormed back with some great plays by them and some lapses in defense by us to tie the game 4-4. We took a great shot from the outside but it was deflected by a defender’s arm away from his body and the refs awarded a penalty kick. Eduardo approached the ball slowly and drilled the ball past the diving keeper for a 5-4 lead. We are the only 3A team in our district I believe and for us to make it in says a lot about these young men. So going forward in playoffs who ever we face, we will try to get a goal and see what happens.