Eagles finish district sweep, head to playoffs with ‘high intensity’



Pleasanton’s women’ soccer team celebrates its perfect 6-0 run through district after shutting out Gonzales 3-0 at home on March 19. TOM FIRME | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton’s women’ soccer team celebrates its perfect 6-0 run through district after shutting out Gonzales 3-0 at home on March 19. TOM FIRME | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton’s women’s soccer team beat Gonzales 3-0 at home on March 19 to finish its unblemished run in district.

“We’re very excited to have gone into the season preparing for that and we did it and we’re ready to move on to the next one,” said Pleasanton’s Madelyn Bird.

The Eagles (17-6-3, 6-0 District 4A-29) won their last nine regular-season games, including all six district matches.

Pleasanton scored all three of its goals against Gonzales in the first half and put 10 shots on goal. The Eagles outscored their district opponents by a total margin of 26-2.

They earned four shutouts in district, including their last three games.

“That was our goal, to get that shutout and it was exciting to get it in our last home game,” said Carly Esquivel.

Pleasanton will play Kingsville-King (16-7-1, 3-4-1), the fourth-place team in District 4A-30 in bi-district on March 29 at Kingsville’s Mopac Stadium at 7 p.m.

“We’ve all worked really hard, so we’re excited to go in there with high intensity and just see what we can do. We’re really confident,” said Kenley Everett.

Pleasanton will be looking for its fourth straight playoff win against King. Last year, Pleasanton beat King 4-3 in the regional quarterfinal. The Eagles made the regional semifinals the past three years.

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