Boys soccer looks to get back on playoff pace


Parker Nolan

With the playoffs at reach, the boys team looks to come back after a loss against Wylie East.

Kevin Davis, Sports Editor

District rivals Prosper Eagles are next up on the boys soccer team’s schedule as the playoff picture is beginning to be painted. The Leopards are currently sitting in second place in the district with 24 points, but McKinney North is following close behind with 22 points.

“The Prosper game is a big game for us,” head boys soccer coach Alex Duran said. “So right now we are vying for where we are going to wind up in the playoff picture.”

Something that the team hasn’t had to overcome often is a district loss. However, they are coming of one against the Wylie East Raiders. The Leopards lost 1-0 at home against the Raiders on March 1st.

“I think the boys have bounced back before from a loss. They aren’t quite familiar with it, but it hurt them quite a bit that they lost at home,” Duran said. “I expect them to come out and get those three points and that’s our goal. Put a little bit more space in between second and third, possibly and keep going.”

Senior Alec Arbabi is very confident with the team and their chances against the Eagles.

“We’re technically and tactically better than Prosper, so the only thing they have going for them is their work ethic,” Arbabi said. “If we come to play, we should win easily.”

Although the team is looking at securing a playoff spot soon, they are focusing on the remaining district games before they start thinking about potential playoff matchups.

“We are about five points off the top spot in district, and it is critical that we win our remaining games,” senior Austin Van Wagoner said. “If we are able to do so we will secure a spot in playoffs. As of now it’s important that we focus on our remaining games, and then playoffs when the time comes.”