Lauren Prater keeps coming through in the clutch, and the Martin girls soccer team, in turn, keeps winning.Headed into Tuesday’s regional quarterfinal match against Keller, Prater, a senior forward/midfielder in her fourth season on varsity, had played an active role in all three of the Lady Warriors’ playoff goals.Her goal late in the second half was the only scoring play in Martin’s 1-0 bi-district victory against Keller Central. And in Friday’s 2-1 area round win against Odessa, Prater scored early in the second half and later assisted on senior Emily Griffin’s game-winner.Martin is the only girls team in Arlington to make it past the first round of the playoffs.To hear Prater tell it, though, she’s far from the only Martin player consistently coming up big in key situations. The Lady Warriors squad, which overtook Arlington High to win the District 3-5A title on the final night of the regular season, is full of players confident that they’ll find a way to grind out a hard-fought victory every time they take the field, Prater said.“We’re all just really excited and playing it like it’s our last,” said Prater, who will play collegiate soccer at Texas State. “We have different players scoring every night.”Martin’s postseason run, like the regular season, has been about plugging away and seizing opportunities late. The Lady Warriors lost to district foe Arlington High twice in the regular season and trailed in the standings throughout the season. But a loss in the season finale by the Lady Colts gave Martin a chance to seize the district title.“We didn’t give up,” senior defender Ashley Phillips said. “We’re not going to lose another game. We’re going to keep pushing for first. Arlington wasn’t our main game. It was just another game.”That type of determined, steady effort that led to a district title surfaced in the playoff opener against Keller Central. The game was scoreless with less than eight minutes to play when Prater netted an unlikely game winner.On the play, a Martin player threw the ball in and a Keller Central player headed it out of the box area. Prater charged in and volleyed it. “And it flew into the goal,” Prater said.Coach Ruth Knight, who shifted Prater from her normal position of forward to outside midfielder for the Keller Central game, described the goal as a perfectly placed shot. “It hit the post and angled in,” Knight said. “The goalie never had a chance.”So it was just like Prater planned it? “No, not really,” Prater said. “I was just planning to get it back into the box so someone else could do something with it. It just ended up going into the upper 90.”Martin was able to make the 1-0 lead stand thanks in part to several crucial defensive plays, including a goal-line save by sophomore forward Logan Phillips.“The kids stepped up and had a great team performance,” Knight said.It took another team effort, and a second-half rally, to get past Odessa in an area round game in Abilene. Odessa led the second-round matchup 1-0 at halftime after scoring on what Knight described as a defensive lapse.Prater evened the score 10 minutes into the second half. Griffin, who assisted on the goal, would score the go-ahead goal with 13 minutes left in the game on an assist from Prater.“I feel great about this team,” Phillips said. “We have a lot of heart. We’re not just counting on one person to score. We all have an equal chance. We’re all just coming together and really pushing ourselves.”Knight credits goalkeeper Kaitlyn Wells with stifling the Odessa offense in the second half. She also said alignment played a key role in Martin’s rally. Odessa has an unusual approach in which only one forward is on the field at a time. Martin spent the early part of the game trying to match the odd alignment. But Knight decided to switch back to Martin’s usual 4-4-2 for the second half with good results.Prater is confident that Martin can keep its playoff run rolling. The players are confident someone will step up with a key play in a key situation, Prater said.“I love all the girls and I’m just honestly glad I got to end my year with them,” Prater said.