STLCC Archers move on to regionals
By: DAVID KLOECKENER
The regional tournament is an 18-game double elimination tournament. The Archers have 16 freshmen and 11 returning sophomores to fill out the roster to proceed to regionals. Head Coach Scott Goodrich said players were able to step up to help push the team to get where they needed to be.
“We counted on guys that were sophomores who did it for us last year. We leaned heavily on them and had guys step up for us in new roles,” Goodrich said. “All in all, I think this season is a success. We are headed into our playoffs and how we do in the playoffs will define how our season ends up.”
Goodrich said there were not just sophomores stepping up when needed, but freshmen players such as Mitch Miller and Luke Boyster did, too.
The bracket for the tournament is full of 18 teams capable of anything while in postseason, Goodrich said.
Goodrich said starting off regionals with a win is key for a successful tournament.
“When you play an 18-game double elimination tournament, anything can happen. Day one of the tournament is huge. You never want to get stuck in the losers bracket on day one because you’re looking at an uphill battle the rest of the weekend,” Goodrich said. “I don’t have any predictions, but I know whoever stays in the winners bracket the longest is probably going to have the most success.”