Lake Creek set for first-ever playoff game

When George Hourahan was approached to consider above the boys soccer crew at Lake Creek, it was a rough final decision.

He experienced just guided Lake Creek ladies soccer workforce — a staff he was the founding mentor of — to the playoffs past yr for the first time in college heritage. But the boys staff was the only software at the faculty that hadn’t long gone to the playoffs nonetheless.

“That was a challenging choice for me and the family to have to make to have to create the software,” Hourahan claimed. “It was challenging to leave the girls. With the talent coming up (in the boys system), I saw it as a earn-acquire circumstance. The toughest portion was getting the boys to obtain into the plan.”

But the Lions received their first five games, including a 1- victory in excess of Katy Jordan, which they will meet up with at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the bi-district playoff at Legacy Stadium.

Right after a pair of losses in the Corpus Christi Match, Lake Creek tied Strake Jesuit, 3-3, to get started a seven-video game unbeaten streak. They dropped a pair of district matches in advance of successful five of the previous six online games. That stretch involved a 2- acquire about previously unbeaten Porter to clinch a playoff berth.

“Once they noticed that they could get results, there attitude was … ‘Let’s see if we can make the playoffs, let’s see how significantly we can take this point,’” Hourahan mentioned.

The 2- get above Porter was monumental. And the adhere to-up win at Cleveland improved their playoff seeding.

“They had been tremendous excited to know they reached their intention,” Hourahan stated of his group. “It’s just been tremendous thrilling to know we’ve achieved anything they’ve attempted. They’re all in, they’re pumped.”

Senior captains Hunter Robert, center again Nick Colosimo, midfielder Tristen Schaefer have guided the Lions to their very best year ever. Robert has scored 15 objectives, although Justin Mays has 10 goals and 10 helps. Schaefer has 4 goals and three helps. Goalkeeper Kaden Harmann has six shutouts.

The Lions have permitted a program-lower 30 aims this period, and have set up 8 shutouts.

“We hang our hat on our again six,” Hourahan said. “They keep us down. One particular of our mottos is, ‘If they really don’t score, they can’t earn.’ Play robust in the back, and go locate a mismatch up best. We have acquired a lot of guys who do a large amount of points who aren’t just lumped into one issue, I assume which helps make us as dynamic as we are.”