For the third time this season, the Sealy boys’ soccer team found themselves going to penalty kicks to decide the result of their last road match of the 2018 regular season against rival Bellville. It was the second game in a row they had to do so after losing to Royal in PKs last week.
The Tigers went into the match with offense being a key focus after having several scoring opportunities against Royal in the previous match but failing to capitalize on any of them. Coach Juan Perez said it was the most important thing for the team to do if they wanted to succeed in the playoffs especially with his forwards being so young.
Sealy couldn’t produce a score in either half but their defense held strong and also kept the Brahmas without a goal to force PKs. The Tigers found their shot after that beating Bellville 3-1 in penalties.
The win provides the team with a significant emotional boost as they head into the playoffs with the fourth and final spot in the district. It was their second win of the season in penalties with their first coming against Stafford on Feb. 26. It was one of the two losses Stafford had within the district as they finished in first place.
The Tigers have one more non-district game against Waller on March 27 before the playoffs begin that will be played at home with the start time scheduled for 7 p.m.