Tacoma Stars clinch MASL playoff spot

TACOMA, WA— The Tacoma Stars, by way of the Ontario Fury’s loss to the San Diego Sockers have clinched the eighth and final spot in the MASL 2017-18 Ron Newman Cup playoffs. This sets up a best-of-three matchup between the Stars and the Pacific Division leading San Diego Sockers.

Tacoma will host San Diego for their leg of the home and home series on Thursday March 8 with a 7:35 pm kick-off. The series will then shift to San Diego on Saturday March 10.

San Diego swept the Stars during the regular season with a pair of 8-3 wins in San Diego and 4-3 at the Accesso ShoWare Center on December 1, 2017. The final matchup between the two was a 10-3 Sockers win on February 9 in Kent.

The Stars wrap up their regular season Friday March 2 against the Kansas City Comets on Fan Appreciation Night. Kick-off for that match is 7:35 pm and hundreds of prizes will be given out during the game. Legendary Tacoma Star Ralph Black will be on hand for the Ceremonial First Kick to start a night you won’t want to miss!

Tickets for the playoff game March 8 will go on sale at 10 am on Friday. For tickets call 1-800STARS-84 or go to http://www.tacomastars.com

Tacoma Stars games are streamed live on http://www.masl.tv with live stats available at http://www.maslsoccer.com.

Stay up to date with the Stars by following them on Twitter (@TacomaStarsSC) or liking the team on Facebook (FB.com/TacomaStars).

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