Law leads Red Devils into final unbeaten
“Undefeated, you sure can’t complain about that,” he said with a laugh. “I think we’re something like 17th in the nation; it’s been going pretty well for us.”
Pretty well is a pretty big understatement. The Red Devils swept through the tough ECIC-I division and entered the playoffs as a No. 1 seed.
Not bad for a team that was supposedly in a year of transition after a number of key graduation losses from last year’s club.
But Law and friends certainly aren’t resting on their laurels. Another sectional championship and a run at that elusive state title are always on the agenda.
The way they’ve been playing, anything’s possible.
The Red Devils are currently ranked second in New York State and 17th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas National poll.
Law’s been as big a reason as any for Clarence’s success. He entered the postseason with 11 goals — six more than anyone else on the team, and he also contributed four assists.
“He’s all over the field,” Clarence coach Mike Silverstein said. “But we still expect more out of him, we expect more out of every kid. We still want to keep getting better.”
That’s always the plan in Clarence. Winners of seven sectional titles under Silverstein, the Red Devils were forced to share the crown with rival Lancaster last year. And it was the Redskins who earned the Far West Regional berth with a shootout win.
They haven’t lost a game since. This year things are different. And the Red Devils aren’t in the mood to share with anyone.
Law and the Red Devils wasted no time showing they mean business in the postseason, too. He scored twice and added an assist in a 7-1 win over Niagara-Wheatfield to open postseason play.
“It’s been going well,” Law said. “Basically, we just need to keep doing what we’re doing and we’ll be fine.”