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Lake Ridge boys soccer preparing for playoffs

Brandon Cerda, left, had one of Lake Ridge’s three goals vs. Waxahachie last Friday.
Brandon Cerda, left, had one of Lake Ridge’s three goals vs. Waxahachie last Friday. Star-Telegram Archive

The Lake Ridge boys soccer team is on the cusp of wrapping up a district title, and coach Cory Elolf said that he believes his team is in a good place as the postseason gets set to get underway.

The Eagles had an off night on Tuesday night and will square off with Legacy to wrap up the regular season at 7:30 p.m. Friday at home.

“They are going to be fighting for a playoff spot,” Elolf said of the Broncos. “So I expect them to really give us their very best. It should be a very good game once again. The last time, we were trying to do some things against them that didn't work out. Hopefully, we'll have a better result this time.”

Legacy defeated Lake Ridge by a score of 2-1 when the two teams squared off on Feb. 9.

The Eagles defeated Waxahachie by a score of 3-2 last Friday night in a game in which Elolf said his team had to fight all the way to the end.

“I thought it was a very tough win,” Elolf said. “We had three of our normal starters out with injuries and cards and things. I thought that a lot of different players stepped up for us.”

Brandon Cerda, Tyler Brooks and Kalon Henson all scored in the Waxahachie game for the Eagles.

Lake Ridge was 12-3 following the game with Waxahachie, and Elolf said that he feels pretty good about how his team is playing, but said there are still some questions.

“It's really hard to tell right now,” Elolf said. “We have not had one single game with the same line up all season long. We've battled injuries all year long. We've had a lot of good performances, though, and I feel strong. You do need a lot of luck in the playoffs, so, who knows how it's going to go.”