By Jeremy McDonald
After a 6-2-4 Sierra Foothill League season that saw Woodcreek finishing third in the traditionally difficult league, the Timberwolves open up the CIF-Sac Joaquin Section Division-I bracket with the 12th seed.
But the plan entering the playoffs is one the team is similar with during the regular season.
"We have to stick with our game plan and keep our eye on the prize," said Woodcreek head coach Mark Bowman.
But they open the playoffs on the road against St. Francis, who ate bolstering a 16-2-2 overall, 10-2-2 in the Delta Conference League and are sixth-ranked in the state of California according to MaxPreps.
The Troubadours are averaging 3.5 goals a game offensively and are led by senior Anna Gregg, who has scored 29 goals this season.
Both St. Francis and the MaxPreps 14th-ranked T’Wolves have surrendered 12 goals all season apiece, but the key for success will be the Woodcreek defense slowing down the high scoring Troubadour offense.
“We're looking at tomorrow's game like any other game but with a new opponent,” said Bowman. “In (the) play-offs, especially (Division-I) play-offs, all of the teams are good. We plan on putting in a solid 80 minutes of play and see what happens. “
The Timberwolves will try to do something that no other team has done to St. Francis Tuesday afternoon. Hand them a loss on their home turf!
Woodcreek will look to do just that, kick off is at 4pm at St. Francis High School