TRURO - Staying focused is the key.
Sticking to the game plan will be of the utmost importance Saturday as the Cobequid Cougars host a high school boys soccer provincial qualifier at 1 p.m. at CEC Field.
"It'll be huge," Charlie Hunter, a 17-year-old centre midfielder said.
Cobequid will be up against the winner of today's match between the Citadel Phoenix and the Horton Griffins in Hantsport. Saturday's winner advances to the provincial championship tournament next weekend, hosted by the Park View Panthers in Bridgewater. Should the Cougars move on, it'll be just the fourth time in school history Cobequid has cracked the final four.
Cobequid ran away with the Northumberland Region title last week, defeating the Dr. John Hugh Gillis Royals 5-1 in a two-game, total-goal series after finishing first in the regular season at 4-0.
Hunter said the Cougars have been successful to date by playing their style of game and controlling the possession, something they'll have to do Saturday.
"We just need to play a big, physical game," Hunter said. "We have to be big and win the ball in the air, get it down and play it."