The Westborough High School varsity boys soccer team clinched a spot in the districts for the second straight year, but senior tri-captains Steven Frame and Carter Reynolds say this year is different.
"Last year, it took us until the second to the last game," Frame says.
"It's nice having that breathing room," Reynolds adds.
The Rangers are 10-1-2, and host Quabbin at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Frame, Reynolds and senior Brendan Goodliffe are Westborough's tri-captains.
Frame says that reaching the districts for the second straight year, with the same foundation -- 15 seniors -- "kind of shows what kind of team we are, doing it back-to-back years, building off last year."
"The majority of each other know how we play, and that certainly helps us on the field," Frame says.
Reynolds says the team now wants to "continue to win more games, to get the best possible seed."
Sophomore keeper Griffin Barry has been integral to Westborough's success. Barry has six shutouts in his first varsity season.
"He's a really good player. Very talented. Definitely should be playing in college," Reynolds says. "(He) gives me a lot of confidence in the back to play it back to him."