With the Millennium soccer team’s 4-0 win last Thursday in Lodi over Elliot Christian the Falcons won the Central California Athletic Alliance championship. It’s the third year in a row that the Millennium soccer teams has won its league title.
The Falcons finish the regular season with a 9-1 record in the CCAA, and are also the top seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII eight-team playoff bracket. The playoffs will begin Thursday at the Tracy Learning Center soccer field, with game time at 3 p.m.
Millennium status as the top seed, based on the Falcons’ 17-4 record for the full season, would make the Falcons the home team for the semifinal game next Tuesday and the championship game on Saturday, Nov. 13.
“Now it’s all about playing just as well in the playoffs as we played in the regular season,” Millennium coach Daniel Espinoza said.
First Millennium will have to get past Faith Christian of Yuba City, one of the four teams that beat the Falcons during the year. The two teams have faced each other twice already, with the Falcons taking a 2-0 win on Sept. 11, and the Lions (12-4-2, 4-2 Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic Conference), beating the Falcons 2-0 on Sept. 24.
With a win on Thursday the Falcons would face either Global Youth Charter, the team Millennium beat in the first round of the 2009 playoffs, or Tioga, the team Millennium lost to in the semifinal last year.