Soccer playoff race down to wire
It's a soccer doubleheader pitting Cy-Fair and Langham Creek on Friday, March 11, at the Berry Center, and the boys nightcap contest is a matchup of two of the six teams that are in a tight battle for four postseason berths.
It's also the only meeting between Cy-Fair and Langham Creek during the district's split-zone schedule, and the winner could have an important tiebreaker in hand when the playoff race winds down later this month.
ABOUT THE GAME
• Matchup: Cy-Fair vs. Langham Creek
• When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 11 (girls play at 5 p.m. at Berry)
• Where: Berry Center Stadium
• What's at stake: Playoff positioning in District 17-5A boys soccer
• Cy-Fair players to watch: F Carlos Mendoza, F Xavier Jimenez, M Jasiu Zawitkowski, GK Sam Potter
• Langham Creek players to watch: GK Nick Boardley, F Ryan Lewis, M George Boardley, D Alan Ramirez, D Regan Lindsey, M Emerson Ornstein
• Cy-Fair: Through seven 17-5A matches, the Bobcats had a district-best 16 points with a 5-1-1 league record (three points for a win, one for a tie). Cy-Fair owned victories against Jersey Village 2-0, Cy Ridge 3-2, Cy Creek 3-1, Cy Ranch 5-0 and Cy Springs 2-0, and had lost to Cy Woods 2-0 and tied Cy Lakes 1-1 ... Cy-Fair hosts Jersey Village at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, before taking on Langham Creek ... The first-place Cy-Fair girls meet Langham Creek at 5 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the first half of the twinbill at Berry.
• Langham Creek: The Lobos recorded a 3-2-2 district start (11 points) with wins over Cy Lakes 3-1, Cy Falls 1-0 and Cy Ridge 2-0, losses to Cy Springs 3-1 and Cy Creek 4-1, and 0-0 ties with Cy Woods and Cy Ranch ... Through seven games, the Lobos trailed Cy-Fair, Cy Creek (4-1-2, 14 points), Cy Falls (4-1-2, 14 points) and Cy Springs (4-2-1, 13 points), and held a narrow lead over Cy Lakes (2-1-4, 10 points) for fifth place (the top four advance to the playoffs) ... Langham Creek is in action at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at Cy Lakes before battling Cy-Fair.
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