Created: November 04, 2019 10:05 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Rio Rancho boys soccer team is headed to the state quarterfinals. Marc Silcox played a key role in the Rams' first round victory.
With the season on the line, Rio Rancho needed a clutch performance in the net. Their match with Eldorado went to Penalty Kicks.
From there, Silcox rose to the occasion. As keeper, he stopped the first two shots on goal.
In between those moments, Silcox scored the Ram's first penalty kick goal.
That helped the Rams edge the Eagles 4-3 in penalty kicks, sending them to the next round.
"I have confidence in my team. I knew going into pens I had to save one or two and the team would produce for me and they did so we're just on game by game--move to the next one," Silcox said.
Throughout the game, Silcox played three positions--something he'd done time and time again throughout the year.
"He's played all of them all year long," said Rams head coach John Shepard. "He's been our utility guy, he's been our captain, he's been our team leader. We don't go nearly as well if we don't have Marc Silcox."
"It's different. It's not like I'm a specialist in one spot more than the other, it's just coach puts me where it is, I have to switch my mentality, switch up what I see on the field," Silcox said.
The senior is interested in studying something involving math like architecture of statistics once he graduates.
In the meantime, he is focused on helping the Rams chase a state championship.
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