Soccer Playoff Report: Northshore upsets Mount Carmel, other local squads reach semifinals
For the first time in three years, there will be a new champion in Division I girls soccer.
In Slidell, 10th-seed Northshore saw to that, upsetting second-seed and two-time defending state champion Mount Carmel 4-3 in a thriller.
With overtime beckoning, junior Brittney Bertram put the game-winner in the net, scoring near the end of regulation, in stoppage time on a penalty kick.
In a back-and-forth affair, Sydney Blue gave Mount Carmel the lead with a goal in the 26th minute to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead at halftime.
Northshore (15-4-5) tied it in the 47th minute on a goal Mikayla Price before an own goal by MCA gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead in the 52nd minute.
Mount Carmel (28-3-1) tied it on a goal by Maddy Murret but Megan Kittrell put the Panthers back on top with a goal in the 68th minute to make it 3-2. The Cubs had beaten the Lady Panthers 3-1 in the regular season.
With time winding down, Murret tied it with her second goal of the game in the 75th minute before Bertram got into the box and was fouled, giving her the opportunity for the deciding penalty kick.
The Lady Panthers advance to the semifinals to face third-seed St. Scholastica Friday at 6 p.m. at Hunter Stadium.
The Doves wiped out sixth-seeded West Monroe 8-0 at Hunter Stadium.
Junior Renin Shepherd was the star with a hat trick for the Doves (20-1-3) while Brogan Bernadas, Mary Ella White, Brooke Vanas and Sydney Vincens each added a goal for SSA. The Doves whipped the Lady Skippers 4-1 on Jan. 23.
Eighth-seeded Mandeville moved into the semifinals with a huge 2-1 victory over top-seeded Acadiana.
Maleah Haley scored both goals for the Lady Skippers (20-5), first in the 19th minute on a header to put the Lady Skippers on top. Riley Miller tied it for Acadiana in the 70th minute before Haley and then got the winner on a corner kick in the 72nd minute. The Wreckin’ Rams (20-2-4) were hampered after Sarah Matte got a red card in the 35th minute and they had to play a woman short the rest of the way. Mandeville will travel to fourth-seed St. Amant in the semifinals.
The Gators edged traditional power and fifth-seed Byrd 1-0 in Gonzales to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2004. Mya Guillory scored the only goal of the game in the 34th minute for the Gators (14-3-2).
The Yellow Jackets finished their season 17-9-2.
In Division IV, fourth-seeded Newman advanced to the semifinals with a hard fought 1-0 victory over 12th-seed Country Day at Wenzel Field in Metairie.
After a scoreless first half, Bria Reginelli put home the game-winning goal in the 62nd minute.
The Greenies (16-3-1) advance to the semifinals to take on another New Orleans rival in ninth-seeded Academy of The Sacred Heart.
The Cardinals knocked out top-seeded Loyola Prep 2-0 at Pan American Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, Alex Chimento put Sacred Heart (10-8) on top with a goal in the 50th minute before freshman Cassidy Lambert put the game away with a goal in the 72nd minute. Senior Madison Milano pitched a shutout in goal. The Flyers finish the season 22-5-1.
Second-seeded Ascension Episcopal edged 10th-seed McGehee 2-1 at Tad Gormley Stadium.
Quinn Billeaud and Jenna Peterson scored first half goals to put the Blue Gators (14-7) on top 2-0 in the first half and they held on for the win. Ascension Episcopal advances to the semifinals to host third-seed Episcopal of Acadiana. The Hawks end their season 13-4.
In Division II, third-seed Caddo Magnet blanked sixth-seed Parkway 2-0 at Lee Hedges Stadium.
Lillie Thibodeaux and Lilly Kamberov scored goals for the Lady Mustangs (17-4-5). The Lady Panthers finish their season 17-8-4. Caddo Magnet advances to the semifinals to take on seventh-seeded Central Lafourche.
The Lady Trojans made the trip the Monroe area and shutout second-seed West Ouachita 3-0 at Red Simms Stadium
It was the Claire Hodson show as she had a hat trick for Central Lafourche (22-4). Hodson scored once in the first half and twice in the second half. The Lady Chiefs end their season 19-8-2.
In Division III, top-seed Vandebilt Catholic blitzed eighth-seeded North DeSoto 8-0 in a game shortened to 51 minutes by the mercy rule.
Molly Thompson was the star, putting the match away with three first-half goals for the Lady Terriers (25-4-2). Lauren Andre and Kat Prentice each scored a pair of goals for Vandebilt Catholic while Mara Smith added the eighth goal.
Vandebilt Catholic advances to the semifinals to face a familiar foe in district rival E.D. White Catholic. The fifth-seeded Cardinals knocked out fourth-seeded Teurlings Catholic 1-0 last Saturday. North DeSoto ended its season 15-13.
Also in Division III unbeaten and third-seeded University blanked sixth-seed and district rival Parkview Baptist 3-0. Alyssa Reeves scored a pair of goals for the Cubs (18-0-3). It was the 16th shutout of the season for U-High. The Cubs advance to take on second-seed St. Louis Catholic in the semifinals. The Saints previously defeated seventh-seed Archbishop Hannan 7-1. The Eagles end their season 11-7-1. U-High beat Parkview Baptist 5-0 in the regular season.
In boys quarterfinal action, fourth-seed Newman hammered fifth-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas 7-1 behind a hat trick from Sam Moses. The Greenies (17-4) advance to play at top-seed Episcopal of Acadiana in the semifinals, who blanked Glenmora 8-0. The Falcons end their season 12-8-5. Newman had edged STA 2-1 in the regular season.
In Division III, sixth-seed Vandebilt Catholic went on the road and toppled third-seed Teurlings Catholic 2-1.
The Terriers overcame playing a man down after a red card in the third minute of the match. Clinton Erny and Ashton Zeringue scored goals for Vandebilt Catholic (14-8-4). The Terriers advance to the semifinals to take on the winner of today’s match between seventh-seed Holy Savior Menard and second-seeded University Lab. The Rebels end their season 10-9-5.
In Division II, it was a banner day for 11th-seed East Jefferson.
The Warriors went to Monroe and upset third-seed Ouachita Parish 1-0 at Joe Yenni Stadium in Metairie.
After a scoreless first half, the Warriors (12-8-3) scored in the 48th minute and made the goal stand up. The Chene Friday at 6 p.m. Beau Chene edged 10th-seeded Terrebonne 1-0. The Lions end their season 17-11-4.
After a scoreless first half, Adrian Eaglin scored the lone goal for Beau Chene in the 55th minute. Grant Smith made the lead stand up with outstanding play in-goal for the Gators (19-4-8). The Tigers end their season 19-4-8.
In north Louisiana, fourth-seed Ruston edged fifth-seeded Caddo Magnet 2-0. The Bearcats (18-1-3) will take on the winner of today’s match between top-seed Holy Cross and ninth-seed Woodlawn of Baton Rouge in the semifinals. The Tigers travel to Woodlawn today at 3:30 p.m. The Mustangs end their season 14-8-2.
Prep Soccer Playoff Results from Mon., Feb. 12
#4 Ruston 2, #5 Caddo Magnet 1
#11 East Jefferson 1, #3 Ouachita Parish 0
#2 Beau Chene 1, #7 Terrebonne 0
#6 Vandebilt Catholic 2, #3 Teurlings Catholic 1
#1 Episcopal of Acadiana 8, #9 Glenmora 0
#4 Newman 7, #5 St. Thomas Aquinas 1
#10 Northshore 4, #2 Mount Carmel 3
#3 St. Scholastica 8, #6 West Monroe 0
#4 St. Amant 1, #5 Byrd 0
#3 Caddo Magnet 2, #6 Parkway 0
#7 Central Lafourche 3, #2 West Ouachita 0
#1 Vandebilt Catholic 8, #8 North DeSoto 0
#3 University 3, #6 Parkview Baptist 0
#9 Academy of The Sacred Heart (NO) 2, #1 Loyola Prep 0
#4 Newman 1, #12 Country Day 0
Prep Soccer Playoff Schedule for Tues., Feb. 13
#8 Northshore at #1 St. Paul’s, 6 p.m.
#5 St. Amant at #4 Lafayette, 6 p.m.
#3 Byrd at #11 Acadiana, 6 p.m.
#15 Jesuit at #10 Denham Springs, 5 p.m.
#1 Holy Cross at #9 Woodlawn (BR), 3:30 p.m.
#5 St. Louis Catholic at #4 Loyola Prep, 5 p.m.
#8 St. Martinville at #1 E.D. White Catholic, 7 p.m. at Peltier Stadium
#7 Holy Savior Menard at #2 University, 3:30 p.m.
#6 Catholic (NI) at #3 Northlake Christian, 4 p.m.
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