“They’re a good defensive team with an excellent goalkeeper,” Pace said. “They defend well as a group, like to counter-attack and they’re very good on set plays.
“We felt good about the way we played on Saturday.”
Crescenta Valley (16-1-3) is quite capable of putting up shutouts, as well, having done it 17 times this season, including in Friday’s 2-0 first-round win over Knight.
Falcons Coach Reggie Rivas said his team is still looking to improve on its overall performance in the playoffs.
“We would like to capitalize early on them if we can,” Rivas said. “Our backline and our defense as a team has been fantastic this year and they’re riding on a lot of confidence.