Sports — 03 November 2017

Christopher Hartwell

@SILIENCESEEN

Jen Burnett

@JBURNETT11

Looking to dominate the field and take home trophies, this year’s men’s soccer team has what it takes to enter and possibly win the playoffs.

On Friday, Oct. 27, Las Positas Men’s Soccer took the win against Ohlone, bringing them into the first place position in the conference games bracket.

Team captain Nick Tucker sees their potential and has some ideas for how they can really excel.

“I think we kind of came together, realized that we were actual contenders for this and that we can play at a certain level. We can compete with the top teams,” said Tucker.

Midfielder Omid Eibagi, eager to keep this position in conference, is looking at more than just the next game.

“I’m excited for hopefully getting to the playoffs this year and if you can get into playoffs, you never know what’s going to happen,” said Eibagi.

As of now, the team remains undefeated with seven wins and three ties for the conference games this season.

Part of the reason behind their success has been the unique chemistry and excellent defense of their team. LPC goalie Brannon Dwyer has consistently stopped multiple opponent goals during each game this season.

“This year, I’m with a team that wants me to be a goalkeeper and show what I’m actually capable of doing,” said Dwyer. “We get the job done and we get results. I think this is always a team effort, there’s nothing much more – we just have good chemistry.”

Now the next step for this undefeated team– keeping up the hard work. They are first in the conference, and playoffs are in the near future and hopefully they will be in the running.

“You know, the season’s not over,” said Turner. “We’ve still got (a few) games to get it done, so we’ll see what happens, and hopefully things work out. We’ve just got to keep on putting the work in at practice.”

As the team progresses into the last conference games, they hold position as first in the conference. “What we do off the field is definitely paying off. We just keep on working as a team,” said Tucker.

With playoffs in the near future, and with some luck and skill, they will become the next Coast Conference champions.

The Hawks will continue their quest towards the playoffs as they next face their next challenger, The West Valley Vikings on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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