Irvine Valley's men's soccer team ended the regular season with its fourth straight win.
The Lasers held on to defeat Santiago Canyon, 3-2, in an Orange Empire Conference game on the road on Friday.
Now the waiting game begins for IVC. Two weeks ago, it didn't look like Irvine Valley had a chance to make the playoffs.
The four wins and a strong strength of schedule might have put the Lasers in the running for a postseason spot.
Regional playoff pairings will be announced on Monday afternoon.
With its win on Friday, Irvine Valley improved its record to 8-9-3 overall and 5-6-3 in conference. The Lasers ended tied for fifth in the conference standings.
IVC held a 3-0 lead in the match at Santiago Canyon at the half.
And then in the 33rd minute, freshman midfielder Gibae Kim scored off a pass from Shabani. Kim scored his sixth goal of the season and sixth in the last four matches.
Santiago Canyon missed a penalty kick in the opening half and had a player sent off with a red card in the 75th minute, but the Hawks continued to battle.
Devin Cornejo scored two late goals to get Santiago Canyon within 3-2, but the Lasers held on.
Freshman keeper Nathan King made five saves in the match for Irvine Valley.