Despite losing record, Cardinals get seeded

By Tom Price Jr.

The Lindsay Cardinals boys soccer team has been given a second chance to end the season on a high note.

After falling to Woodlake 4-1 in their last scheduled game of the season, it appeared the offseason would be one filled with reflection and wondering what went wrong. Instead they got a call to fill the last remaining playoff spot in the Sequoia Division Small School Playoffs.

"I wasn't really expecting that, personally I was surprised they gave it to a school with only two league wins," Miguel said. "Hopefully with the skills of our players, we can, if not win the game at least have a nice ending to the season."

The No. 7 seed Cardinals will take on the No. 2 seed Kingsburg Vikings today at 4:30 p.m. in Kingsburg.

The game will be a playoff rematch of last year when Kingsburg sent Lindsay home with a 3-2 win.

"We could go and have a good day and they might have a bad day," Miguel said. "Who knows we might be able to scare them."

The Cardinals struck little fear into the Woodlake Tigers on Thursday when the Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half. Alfonso Cruz scored all three goals for his fourth hat trick of the season. Lindsay would eventually lose and the Tigers would celebrate their 10th consecutive league title.

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