Miguel Alvarez, T.J. Marino and their teammates on the Sam Houston boys soccer team have earned a well-deserved week off.The Texans scored a pair of goals in the game’s first four minutes and then staved off an aggressive Keller attack the rest of the way for a 2-1 victory Friday in the bi-district round of the 5A playoffs.Because students will be taking the state’s academic assessment test during the first half of the week, Sam Houston’s area round matchup against El Paso Americas doesn’t come until Friday.The District 3-5A champion Texans, who went 14-0 in district, can use the rest, coach Joey Rodriguez said.“We’ve got some things we need to work on, and some of our guys need to heal up,” Rodriguez said after his team’s playoff opener.The coach isn’t complaining about the manner in which Sam Houston topped Keller.The Texans’ offense got off to a swift start, with Alvarez scoring 30 seconds into the game on his team’s first shot.“We were able to just really penetrate,” Rodriguez said. “He made a move to get in and snuck past the goalie and fired it in by the post.”Alvarez said he thinks he faked out Keller goalkeeper Alex Tyler.“I think he thought I was going to pass it,” Alvarez said. “And I had the opportunity to do that, but I also had an open shot.”Another Sam Houston scoring chance came along just a few minutes later, this one set up by a penalty.Marco Salorio received a cross and charged toward the goal but was knocked down by a Keller player. Marino banged home the penalty kick to extend the advantage to 2-0.The only goal surrendered by Sam Houston standout goalie Oscar Rodriguez came on a header in the top left corner of the goal by Kyle Russell.“There’s a lot of professional goalies that wouldn’t have gotten to that one,” the coach said.Rodriguez wanted a third goal to pad the Texans’ lead. Sam Houston nearly had it on several occasions on plays set up by Orlando Morales.“In order to relax, I think we needed a third goal,” the coach said. “And we almost got it late in the first half. We had a couple other chances later, too.”But the Sam Houston coach is in no mood to nitpick, especially with Oscar Rodriguez and the Sam Houston defenders holding Keller scoreless over the final 70 minutes.“Anybody can win in the playoffs, and Keller gave us a lot of pressure,” Joey Rodriguez said. “They have some really physical players, and for us to withstand it, I’m proud of our guys.”Lone survivorSam Houston stands as the lone remaining boys team from Arlington still in the playoffs.Keller Central defeated Arlington High 3-1, and Lamar lost 2-1 to Southlake Carroll in bi-district games Friday.Steven Chavez scored the lone goal for Arlington on an assist from Reggie Gonzalez.The Colts, who finished second to Sam Houston in district play, fell behind 3-0 in the first half.“I was pleased with how they responded in the second half,” Arlington coach Jeff Waldrop said. “I challenged them at halftime, but a three-goal deficit is hard to overcome.”Osseil Maldonado scored for Lamar in the 67th minute to cut the Vikings’ deficit in half.