But if anything about last season's penalty kick loss to Beckman is on the minds of the Tologs, it is simply that nobody wants a repeat performance.
"Our attitude toward last year is we don't want that to happen again," junior forward Breeana Koemans said. "I think we're stronger mentally."
Added senior defender Natalie Zeenni: "This year, I look at it like we're not going home with anything but a win."
Obviously that's easier said than done, as the Tologs (18-1-2), the No. 3 seed in the CIF Division I playoffs, face host and second-seeded Esperanza (22-2-5) at 3 p.m. today.
"They're obviously an excellent team," said Tologs co-Coach Frank Pace of the Aztecs, who won the Sunset League and are the reigning Southern Section Division I and Southern California Division I Regional Championships titlists. "They have players that are obviously skilled and have done well in situations like this before."
Ranked third in the state by ESPN Rise, just a notch below the Tologs, the Aztecs earned their way into the semifinals after a 1-0 quarterfinal victory against Mission Viejo on Thursday. That followed a pair of wins over Mater Dei and University by identical 1-0 scores, as well.
Pace, for one, doesn't look at the opposition's slim wins as a weakness, however.
"I've always told our kids, great teams win the 1-0 games," Pace said.
In fact, Pace isn't putting a whole lot of stock in past contests, including common opponents.
Both teams have faced Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, Foothill, Brea Olinda and Aliso Niguel. Esperanza went 5-2 against the quartet, with its only two losses of the season coming to Notre Dame and Aliso Niguel. Against that same quartet, the Tologs have gone 5-0. But, as aforementioned, Pace believes all that means little in a game such as today's.