La Salle shows it’s playoff worthy

first_img“We knew we had to win today or we weren’t going to the playoffs,” said Libardoni, who scored his second goal of the game in the 69th minute. Besides leading his team in scoring, Libardoni also collected an assist on an Alex Techy goal in the 37th minute to put La Salle ahead 3-0 heading into the half. Fellow Lancers Nick Volckman, Sean Tracy, Teddy Davis and Mauricio Lizarazu all contributed a goal in Wednesday’s game. La Salle goalie Andy Saldana recorded his fifth shutout, finishing with five saves. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA- Needing a win to secure its playoff chances, the La Salle High School boys soccer team had little trouble knocking off visiting St. Bernard 7-0 in the regular-season finale Wednesday. “I was honest with the team,” La Salle coach Dan Sheridan said. “We knew that we had to win tonight or our season was over.” La Salle (8-5-8, 3-2-3) entered Wednesday afternoon’s game tied for second place with Bishop Amat, both schools having nine points in league, and two ahead of fourth-place Bishop Montgomery. With Bishop Amat playing Bishop Montgomery on Wednesday, La Salle would qualify for next week’s playoffs with an Amat win or tie. center_img However, a Bishop Montgomery win would force a coin-flip for second and third place today. “This league is very different,” Sheridan said about the Lancers’ first year competing in the Del Rey League. “Every game had a collegiate feel, a professional feel. Hopefully, that prepares us for the playoffs.” Wednesday’s finale resembled a shooting clinic more than a playoff tune-up. After a sluggish first 10 minutes in which St. Bernard (1-14-3, 0-8) outshot La Salle 3-0, the Lancers came alive. Lancers junior Eric Libardoni kicked off the scoring in the 13th minute with a goal off a perfect cross from teammate Matt Payne. last_img

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