Since the final game of the regular season, the Parkland boys' soccer team had not allowed a postseason goal in three matches heading into the district semifinal matchup against Pleasant Valley.
And while the postseason games continue to increase in meaningfulness, the Trojans put together another standout effort defensively against the Bears.
In Tuesday night's District 11 3A boys soccer semifinals at Emmaus High School, the No. 2 seeded Trojans used a 3-0 victory over the No. 3 seeded Bears to advance to the district finals.
Parkland girls soccer coach Al Haddad made a late first-half substitution during Tuesday's district semifinal match against Whitehall, putting freshman Lauren Madeira onto the field.
Little did anyone know the impact that would have minutes later.
Tied 1-1 late in the first half of play, Madeira connected on a goal with 1:02 left in the first half that gave the Trojans a one-goal lead. The No. 4 seedeTrojans went on to win by a score of 2-1 against the No. 9 seed Zephyrs on Tuesday in the District 11 Class AAA girls soccer semifinals at Emmaus High School.