The Indians, now 8-3-2 overall and 5-2-2 in the district 14-5A standings, took their second draw in three games on Friday, pulling even with Red Oak High School at Billy Goodloe Stadium.
The Indians also matched Mansfield Legacy High School goal-for-goal on Feb. 5.
“We feel our second half was a dominant performance for us,” said Seth Riley, the Indians head soccer coach. “The way we came back out, down one after the half, really showed our players’ character and that we have them believing and resilient in out program.”
The Indians were able to tie the game in its waning moments behind the power of a goal by sophomore Edgar Nava and an assist by junior Tyson Beechum and 16 shots on goal.
The Indians, currently holding fourth place in the district and the final playoff spot, will face a tough Mansfield Summit team near the top of the district and brimming with talent.
“We’re going to have to play a hard 80 minutes,” Riley said. “The game against Red Oak really showed us the importance of knowing everyone else’s roles so that if you have to step in, you already know what to do.”
The Indians will face Mansfield Summit’s Jaguars at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Lumpkins Stadium.