Gameday Central | Tiger Soccer vs. Collegiate – 7th Region Championship
Saint Xavier Tigers (15-4-5) vs. Collegiate Titans (22-1-1)
Saturday, October 22nd
7th Region Championship
Br. Thomas More Stadium
No matter who the Tiger Soccer team was going to face in the 7th Region Championship, they were ready for a fierce rematch. They will be facing Collegiate for a state tournament berth, who are looking for their first state title run since 2011. The Tigers’ last loss came at the hands of Collegiate in the 26th District Championship last week, losing by a score of 2-0, but the Tigers are looking for revenge. The team’s have split both games this season, so the matchup at Br. Thomas More Stadium could be one for the ages.
The Titans’ offense has been electric as of late, so the Tigers D, led by goalkeeper Clayton Allen, will need to be on their A-game. Limiting Collegiate’s possession time and stopping quick counterattacks will be the key for the Defense this game.
As for the Offense, the Tigers will look to senior forwards Brad Middleton and Sam Graber to provide the firepower. Graber has especially been playing well, scoring in both of the Tigers’ Regional games. Overall, the offense will need to keep the Titans playing with their back to the wall, getting off as many shots on goal as possible.