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MSOC | Powering up for playoffs

Courtesy  The Torch
Courtesy The Torch

Courtesy alexandrewirrickcoad of The Torch

The men's soccer team is heading to the playoffs.

With five wins, two losses, and six ties, they are in second place in the Southern Regional standings. To win the championship, the Titans must beat four other teams.

With no losses on away games and only ties on away from home games, Lane increases its rank higher in the Southern Region standing. 

Chemeketa Community College is the only team in the South that has clinched a Region Championship. South West Oregon is in third place, only one game behind Lane.

With a four-game win streak at the end of September and the start of October, Lane shows that the other teams should be worried about them in the playoffs.

The game that made Lane lose the number one standing in the Conference was their game against the Clark Community College Penguins on Oct. 23.

The Oct. 23 game started off with a straight-goal made by Clark's Kleon Keang just seconds into the eleventh minute. The next goal Clark's team made was just eleven minutes from the end of the game. 

Only a few moments later, Lane's Issac Reyna scored with an assist by David Nazario.

With the game ending at 90 minutes, the final score was 1-2.

The Lane Titans stand strong for the first of four playoff games ahead of them.

The Titans will first have to play against Whatcom or Everett for the Regional Playoffs.

Next in the Quarter Finals, the Titans would go against Columbia Basin. Semifinals would see Lane going against Tacoma.

Lastly, the Championship game would see Lane play Chemeketa or Peninsula.

With the four games that are within the 2019 Northwest Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Championship, the regional playoffs start on Nov. 6 and end with the championship game on Sunday, Nov.17 at the Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, WA at 2:45 p.m.

The All-Star games will also be hosted on Nov. 16, at the Starfire Stadium. That will show off the Women's North-East vs South-West at 12:00 p.m and the Men's North-East vs South-West at 2 p.m

The NWAC is excited for the turnout at the games this year having four event sponsors such as Cafe Siena, MVP physical therapy,, and The Watershed FC.