SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Grace Barger scored in the 89th minute to secure a win in the regular season finale over Cosumnes Oaks 1-0.
"It was a super good game," said Barger. "'We had a lot of possession on their half but we were unable to finish. We were lucky to get a goal at the end to close it out."
Barger connected off a corner kick by senior Janae DeFazio. It was Barger's fifth goal of the season.
"It was very exciting," said Barger. "We played so hard and I think we really deserved the win. It close it out at the end was super satisfying."
With the win, the Troubadours finished second in the Delta League with a 10-1-1 record and 17-2-4 overall mark and earned the top seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs.
"We are excited going into the playoffs," said Barger. "We have a lot of seniors who are playing their last rounds of playoffs. We are excited to work for each other and get some good results."
St. Francis will host No. 16 Del Oro on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Whitney is the No. 2 seed in the bracket followed by No. 3 Ponderosa and No. 4 Vacaville. Second round play is on Friday, Feb. 15 with the semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and finals on Thursday, Feb. 21.