NEWPORT COAST — St. Margaret's Coach Mike Mercer said the boys' soccer match at Sage Hill School Tuesday did not really mean much for the Tartans.
It was definitely a big deal for the Lightning. They needed to win to help their CIF Southern Section Division VI playoff hopes.
Sage Hill's rival did not need a victory as the Tartans had already clinched the Academy League title, making them playoff bound. St. Margaret's still continued its dominance in league play.
The Tartans shut out Sage Hill, 2-0, to remain unbeaten in league. As St. Margaret's (15-6-2, 8-0-1 in league) celebrated, some of Sage Hill's players fell on the ground after the referee whistled the match over.
Coach Rodrigo Cid went to pick up his players. He is hoping they can rise up one more time.
The Lightning (4-3-2 in league) must win their regular-season finale Thursday at Brethren Christian to have any shot at making the postseason.