NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - For the first time in school history, Holy Cross soccer will be playing for a state title. The Tigers are know for wrestling championships in Gentilly, now the sixth-seeded soccer squad is trying to start their own trophy case.
"It's our first time here. I can remember ever since I was a freshman, wanting to make my school proud," said senior fullback Kenyon Tadlock. "I'm just glad we finally have this opportunity. I know the boys are ready for it. Finally get out there and show Holy Cross soccer is actually good. We have the right to be at this level, and we're just excited for the opportunity."
"This is uncharted territory for us. As a program, as a team in 2016. Some of these guys have been in the program for four or five years, all the way from 7th or 8th grade. This is a special time for the program, the school, especially the kids playing this year. It's memories for their lifetime really," said Holy Cross Coach Matt Millet.
Holy Cross' last two matches have been decided by one-goal. If the Tigers plan on another tight win, the back-line will have to deliver once again.
"I think when it comes to our team we have a strong defense. It's been like that the whole time. Great coaching staff, and we got some players up top that can chip in with a goal when we really need it," said Tadlock.
Standing in Holy Cross' way of their first state title in soccer is St. Thomas More out of Lafayette. They're the number-one seed in Division II.