With two weeks left in the regular season, Cox Mill and Hickory Ridge will play with playoff spots on the line.
The Chargers still have a chance to catch first-place Jay M. Robinson, while the Ragin' Bulls are hoping to get into the playoffs as the No. 4 South Piedmont Conference team or wildcard selection.
Cox Mill, led by first-year coach Susan Reed, has been strong all year, outscoring opponents 35-13.
"I feel good about where we are, but we have a lot of things we still want to do this year," said Reed.
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Hickory Ridge is looking to settle the score from its March 17 loss to the Chargers, but keeping its three-year playoff run going should be its main motivation.
Both teams need to win tonight to accomplish their goals, which should make for a great game.
While Cox Mill is still chasing Robinson for an SPC crown, the Chargers still are in good position to make a run at the league title.
All-SPC junior center midfielder Kaylee Akers is their main offensive weapon, with standouts Denay Hayden and Mollie Calloway also playing major supporting roles in the midfield.
The Charger offense has averaged more than three goals per game while giving up nearly one score per contest.
The defense has a solid core in Calloway, a holding midfielder, junior Christine Fail and Jenna Siffringer. The defense has been stingy in giving away scoring opportunities on the season.
The Chargers' only three losses have come at the hands of three teams ranked in the top 15 in the state - No. 4 Marvin Ridge (3A), No. 7 Robinson (3A) and No. 13 Hough (4A).
Cox Mill wants to prove it is among the best team in the SPC and the state in the next month and a half and winning the conference would go a long way to show that.
Like Cox Mill, the Hickory Ridge girls' soccer program is still relatively young, as the Bulls are only in their fourth season.
Coach Mark McSwain and company have been in the playoffs in each year and don't want things to change.
Hickory Ridge suffered a tough blow when all-state forward Kristen Smith decided not to play soccer this season.
Without their star player, the Ragin' Bulls have improved as the season has progressed and hope to make a late run into the postseason.
If the team is going to make the playoffs, all-conference midfielder Kirsten Long will have to dictate pace and control the midfield. She also will try to find forward MacKenzie Helms for more scoring opportunities.
Junior goalkeeper Liz Thompson will also have to be at her best for the Bulls to have a realistic shot at the playoffs.
Winning at Cox Mill is not a must-win game for Hickory Ridge, but an upset here would go a long way into getting the team into its fourth consecutive playoffs.