Girls soccer eliminated after losing to Eagles

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Girls soccer eliminated after losing to Eagles

(FILE PHOTO/ EYE OF THE TIGER)

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(FILE PHOTO/ EYE OF THE TIGER)

(FILE PHOTO/ EYE OF THE TIGER)

JAKE LITTLEJOHN

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In the second round of postseason competition, the girls soccer team was knocked out of the playoffs by the Del Oro Eagles on Thursday, May 12.

The Tigers were the number nine seed and were matched up against the eight seed, the Tracy Bulldogs, in the first round of playoffs.

Last year, the Tigers lost to the Bulldogs in the first round after going to penalty kicks but managed to overcome them this year in a 3-1 victory.

Junior defender Tahnee Smith was determined to win the game after last year’s loss and felt confident heading into this year’s matchup.

“We believed that we would beat Tracy no matter what,” Smith said. “We were expecting to win because our team was just better than last year, and we knew that it would be an embarrassing loss if we lost again.”

The following game the Tigers lost 2-0 against the Eagles, who were the number one seed. The score was tied 0-0 at halftime, and freshman center-midfielder Molly Branigan believes that the girls would have had a chance to win the game if they had all played the same way in the second half as they did in the first.

The loss kept the Tigers from advancing in the playoffs and also concluded their season.