Southwest vs. North Central
On Wednesday the Mavs took on the North Central Trailblazers, the defending state champions. The Mavs came out aggressively and were able to earn several corner kicks and put several shots on frame in the first half. However, after the first half, the game was still tied at 0-0. In the second half, the Mavs continued chipping away at Trailblazers’ defense before sophomore Brandon Alvarado netted the go-ahead goal, redeeming himself for a missed penalty kick in the first half. The Maverick defense stayed solid down the stretch, helping the Mavs hold onto their 1-0 lead and defeat the reigning state champions. The Mavs pre-season record improved to 2-1-1.