Knights girls soccer draws No. 2 Arcadia in 4A playoffs

February 9, 2019

The Lake Havasu girls soccer team has made the 4A playoff bracket for the first time and will be greeted with one of the state’s toughest squads.

The Knights jumped one spot to the No. 15 seed and will travel to No. 2 Phoenix Arcadia at 2 p.m. today with the hopes of advancing to the state quartefinals.

The Titans (11-1-2), won the Desert Sky regional and are unbeaten in their last 12 matches this season, their only loss coming to 6A No. 1 Scottsdale Chapparal in December.

As evidenced by their record, the Titans have a balanced attack, led by front liners Ainsley McMahon and Mikey Regas. Goalkeeper Mackey Massingale has the third-best save rate in the state, and the Arcadia defense has allowed just 11 goals all season, five coming in the loss to Chaparral and just two since the holiday break.

Havasu (12-3-1) will likely lean on the conference’s top goal scorer, sophomore Kendra Park, who scored both goals for the Knights in the play-in victory over Mingus on Thursday to up her total to 46 this season.

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