The Lake Ridge boys soccer team opened up the postseason with a bang last Thursday, pounding Dallas Kimball in the bi-district round in a game that coach Cory Elolf said not a whole lot went wrong for his team.
The Eagles will play Tyler John Tyler in the area round at 6 p.m. on April 1 at Mesquite Memorial, and Elolf said that he feels quite certain his team will have its hands full.
“The next game will come down to a little luck and who wants it more,” Elolf said.
There was no question who wanted it more on Thursday night, as the Eagles defeated Kimball by a score of 9-0 to advance to the second round of the postseason.
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Elolf said that his team looked pretty sharp throughout the game and said that he was very impressed with the effort his team put in taking care of the task at hand.
“I thought they started really well and were focused from the start,” Elolf said.
Several players contributed to the victory, including Tyler Brooks and Joel Martinez, who scored two goals a piece in the contest.
Brandon Cerda, Johnathan Alexander, Malik Key, Efren De Santiago and Julio Olvera each scored a goal in the game for the Eagles as well.
Lake Ridge has been on a roll now for the last couple of weeks, winning its last six regular season games and looking to continue that streak through the postseason.
Elolf said that his only area of concern moving forward is that his team be prepared for the level of competition with which it be presented this week and that the Eagles continue to stay focused and perform at the highest level possible.
“Our next opponent is a really strong team,” Elolf said. “We’ll have to stay humble and play our best soccer to date.”