The Lake Ridge boys soccer team wrapped up its third consecutive district championship earlier this month and is looking to make a splash in this year’s postseason, which starts on Thursday night.
The Eagles had a tune-up game on Monday night after press time and will open up the postseason with Dallas Kimball at 7 p.m. Thursday at Newsom Stadium.
Coach Corey Elolf said that his team will have its hands full in the bi-district round and said he expects Kimball to put a lot of pressure on his team.
“They are going to come out and make it a hard pressed game,” Elolf said. “A lot will depend on how we respond with having had two weeks off. I expect a solid showing from both teams.”
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Elolf said that he is feeling pretty good about the regular season and said even though there were some highs and lows, overall, it was a good showing.
“I thought we had some ups and downs,” Elolf said. “I thought we lost more games than what we anticipated, but that happens. I think the district was tougher this season than what it has been in the past. On any given night, any team can win. So hopefully, we learned a lot of lessons that can take us through the playoffs.”
Elolf said that he is feeling pretty good about the way his team is playing as the postseason gets set to begin.
“We’re playing pretty strong,” Elolf said. “The last six games, we kind of went on a winning streak and started to figure things out. I’m feeling pretty positive going into the playoffs. We just have to take it one game at a time from here.”
In order to have a long postseason run, Elolf said it will take a couple of things.
“We will have to stay injury-free and have a lot of luck,” Elolf said.