Sierra High went into the Capital Valley Conferecne’s No. 1 seed’s home field and ended their season, now the Timberwolves have to travel to Ceres and try and end another streak and keep their season going.
The Timberwolves will match up with the Ceres Bulldogs for the third time this year in hopes of breaking a two-game losing streak against the Valley Oak League’s No. 2 seed who closed off Whitney High’s season with a 4-1 win Tuesday.
“We will just have to play our game and eliminate some of the mistakes we made in the past,” Sierra head coach Jose Montes said. “We have to concentrate on what it is we have to do and finish off our opportunities.
“It seems simple, but sometimes it can be a challenge.”
The winner will earn a berth into the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Soccer Championship game, against the winner of the El Dorado and Central Valley High contest which will be played at El Dorado High.
If the Timberwolves are to make it to the championship match they will have to get through a solid Ceres squad that finished the 2008 season as the division IV runner-up.
“The thing about Ceres is they are such a balanced team,” Montes said. “From the goal all the way to the backfield they are a pretty balanced team.
That has created a lot of problems for us. What we have to do is play with the will to win.
“The few opportunities that we’re going to get we have to capitalize and we have to play good defense.”
The two clubs will meet at Ceres High at 4 p.m.