The Wildcats Soccer Team won a shootout, 6 penalty kicks to 5, to claim a playoff berth in a showdown at Hallsville Tuesday (March 16) night.
Wildcats Coach Alexi Upton said goalkeeper Tai Nguyen made two key saves to help secure the win.
The stakes were high with the winner earning a playoff spot and the loser facing the end of the season. The two teams tied 1-1 in regulation and neither team could score in overtime. That sent the game into the shootout.
The Wildcats lone goal came on an unassisted goal by Alejandro Diasdado. The Wildcats end district play with a 6-6 record with the one win by shootout. Their season record improves to 14-10-2.
Coach Upton the Wildcats would face either Lufkin or Whitehouse on March 26 in a bi-district playoff game.