Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The Colts found out from Sunday’s North Coast Section soccer seedings meeting that they will be slotted in the 6th playoff spot and will face No. 11 Washington in the first round of NCS playoffs.
With this said, one might be thinking how can a team that has allowed only 4 goals throughout the MVALs, own a 10‑1‑2 record and have shutout their opposition throughout the Shaughnessy playoffs can only manage to be in the sixth place spot.
That only shows how tough the Boys NCS 3‑A playoffs plan to be.
In the playoffs, the top four teams have a first round BYE. First place Pittsburg and 2nd place Richmond went undefeated in their respective leagues. 3rd place Amador Valley is 18‑3‑4 for the season and 4th place San Ramon Valley have been defeated once in League play and have shutout their last five opponents and have a dozen blanks on the season.
The NCS 3‑A Playoffs do not plan to carry any pushover teams and Logan Coach Matthew Sills is well aware of that.
“We have some hard work ahead of us for NCS,” said Coach Sills.
The Colts(10‑1‑2) themselves have put up very impressive numbers on the season. They currently are riding on a six‑game win streak and have not allowed a goal in over the last 320 minutes.
There will be some familiar faces in NCS for the Colts. The Washington Huskies sneaked into the 11th spot on Sunday and Newark Memorial, a team that lost to the Colts twice in the Shaughnessy playoffs, also qualified for the playoff at the 10th slot.
The Colts are paired off with No. 11 Washington for the first round of NCS. This might appear to be an automatic win on paper for the Boys Soccer team, but the season head‑to‑head statistics shows a different story. The Huskies are the only team to own two defeats over Logan this year by winning two of the three games played amongst these juggernauts. Washington has also shutout the Colts in both of their wins. The winner of this match‑up will play No. 3 Amador Valley in the Quarterfinals on Saturday.
The two teams will lock horns Wednesday night at Logan to open up NCS playoff action.