Second Half Flurry Sinks Lake View's Fairytale Playoff Run
MIDLAND, TX -- Behind a flurry of second half goals, the Clint Lions downed the Lake View Chiefs 5-0 to claim the regional quarterfinal title in Midland on Saturday.
Clint scored four goals in the second half after being held to one goal in the first half. Their second goal of the game, two minutes into the second half, turned out to be the back-breaker for the Chiefs.
"It killed us. We haven't really played down all year," head coach Kyle Jones said. "We came back one time and won that game. You could tell by their faces. In the playoffs, if you get up one or two goals, you never know what could happen. But I thought they played through it."
Clint dominated possession in Lake View's defensive half, racking up 29 total shots in the game compared to Lake View's 10. That's what Jones and his staff figured they would get coming into this meeting.
Lake View had three opportunities to open the scoring in the early stages of the first half but couldn't find the back of the net.
Jones would've called you crazy if you had told him his team would be in the regional quarterfinals, just one win away from their first ever regional tournament. Jones says that's thanks to the seniors buying into his philosophies just two years into his regime. Now the expectations are through the roof.
"I expect more," he said of the future.
Lake View finishes the season 9-9. Clint faces Stephenville in the regional tournament next Friday.