SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – On Friday, the Benedictine soccer team will see its first state semi-finals appearance since 2019.

The quarterfinals had to feel like déjà vu as the Cadets battled East Hall for the second straight year in the round of eight.

This year, BC came back from a 2-nil disadvantage with under 14 remaining to tie the match — and then win it in the extra periods.

Benedictine, facing a tough Westminster from Atlanta, feels like they need an “Islands-like” performance to defeat the top seed from Region 6.

The match against Islands happened back on March 30 at home when they won, 6-1.

“The big thing for us is, defensively, we’ve been great,” head coach Charles Moore said. “In the midfield, we create a lot, but we are not scoring as many goals as we should.”

“As the season has gone on, I have noticed that we’ve been able to last longer in games,” said junior centerback Andrew Kuyath. “At this moment in time, I think we’re good enough to last a full 80 minutes. I think we can. I think we can go a full 80 against Westminster.”

The match with Westminster is Friday at 6 p.m.