[Matthew Apgar / Daily Chronicle]
Tijerina scored twice Thursday to bring his season total to 24 goals, just four shy of the school record with six regular season games and at least one postseason game left.
“There’s some pressure to it – a lot of people are expecting me to beat [the record],” Tijerina said. “But at the same time, I’d rather get more team wins than I would goals. Team effort is more than just an individual thing.”
Tijerina scored 20 goals combined in his first two seasons but said he knew he was going to have to have a big role in his senior campaign.
“I set my expectations pretty high, knowing we lost a good chunk of our team,” Tijerina said. “There was a lot that needed to be done, some shoes that needed to be filled in, so I decided I would take that role, that responsibility, and try my hardest.”