Boys Soccer Playoffs: St. Paul’s, Jesuit, Holy Cross, Lakeshore, Northlake Christian advance to semifinals

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DIVISION I DIVISION II DIVISION III DIVISION IV

Five area teams advanced to the state semifinals while three teams saw their seasons end Tuesday evening in the LHSAA Boys State Soccer playoffs.

In Division I, top-seeded St. Paul’s handled No. 8 Catholic of Baton Rouge 3-1 at Hunter Stadium.

James Bradford and Lucas Isolani scored first half goals while Connor Walmsley added the final Wolves goal after an earlier assist. St. Paul’s (24-1-4) built an insurmountable 3-0 advantage. Ben Hupperich scored for the Bears in the second half. It was the third win for St. Paul’s over Catholic (13-5-3) this season.

The Wolves advance to the semifinals to host No. 4 St. Amant Saturday.

In an absolute thriller, defending state champion and No. 2 Jesuit outlasted No. 10 Dutchtown 4-3 at Geismar.

It was tough from start to finish for the unbeaten Blue Jays (21-0-5). Dutchtown jimped out to a 2-0 lead before Jesuit rallied to tie it by halftime on a pair of goals by Jacob Torres. The teams exchanged second half goals before Sebastiani Maraldo put in the game-winner with about 10 minutes remaining to send Jesuit to the semifinals.

Ashton Perkins also scored for the Blue Jays.

Zayne Zezulka scored a pair of goals for Dutchtown (12-4-6).

Jesuit advances to the semifinals to host No. 3 Northshore.

The Panthers (19-2-3) advanced with a 2-1 home victory over No. 6 Alexandria.

Travion Prevost provided the margin of victory with a goal in stoppage time in another thriller.

The Trojans (14-6-3) had taken a 1-0 first half lead on a goal by Dylan Comeaux before Riley Fritz tied it midway through the second half, setting the stage for Prevost’s heroics.

In Division II, defending state champion and top-seeded Holy Cross made the long trip to north Louisiana and downed No. 9 Benton 3-1.

Chad Cadiere put the Tigers ahead with the first goal in the first half on a header. In the second half, Eli Lafrance scored a pair of goals to put the match away before Benton (16-8-5) scored late to avoid a shutout.

Holy Cross (19-4-3) advances to the semifinals to host No. 4 Beau Chene next Monday at 6 p.m. It is a rematch of last year’s Division II state championship match, won by Holy Cross 3-1.

Also in Division II, No. 3 Lakeshore held off No. 6 East Jefferson 1-0 to advance to the semifinals for the first time in school history.

Jake Leger scored the lone goal of the game just prior to halftime and the Titans made the goal stand up against the Warriors (16-3-7).

Lakeshore (23-4-1) will travel to No. 7 Woodlawn of Baton Rouge in the semifinals Saturday.

In Division III, No. 2 University High downed No. 7 Lusher Charter 2-0 in Baton Rouge.

Kramer Mittendorf scored the only goal the Cubs would need early in the match before he assisted on a second goal by John Gordon McKernan in the second half to put the match away.

The Cubs (18-2-3) advance to the semifinals to host No. 3 Teurlings Catholic. The Rebels edged No. 6 Parkview Baptist 2-1. The Lions finished their season 13-4-3.

In Division IV, No. 5 Northlake Christian went on the road and downed No. 4 Episcopal 2-0 in Baton Rouge. The Wolverines (11-5-2) will host defending state champion and top seed Episcopal of Acadiana in the semifinals in a rematch of last year’s Division IV title match, won by ESA 5-0.

Also in Division IV, No. 3 Catholic of New Iberia edged No. 6 Pope John Paul II 1-0.

Jason Van Duzee broke a scoreless tie with a goal in stoppage time for the Panthers (15-5-4). Trevor Gaspard pitched the shutout in goal for Catholic. The Jaguars end their season 16-5-2.

Boys soccer playoff results:
Division I
Bi-district
(16) Mandeville 1, (17) West Monroe 0
(24) Bonnabel 1, (9) Byrd 1 (Bonnabel advances 8-7 on PKs)
(12) Captain Shreve 1, (21) Acadiana 0
(13) Baton Rouge 6, (20) Airline 1
(14) East Ascension 2, (19) Hammond 1
(11) Pineville 1, (22) Fontainebleau 0 (Final/OT)
(10) Dutchtown 7, (23) Slidell 0
(15) Brother Martin 6, (18) Barbe 0

Regional Round
(1) St. Paul’s 4, (16) Mandeville 0
(8) Catholic High (BR) 4, (24) Bonnabel 0
(5) Denham Springs 5, (12) Captain Shreve 0
(4) St. Amant 5, (13) Baton Rouge 2
(3) Northshore 1, (14) East Ascension 0
(6) Alexandria 4, (11) Pineville 3 (ASH wins 4-3 on PK’s)
(10) Dutchtown 2, (7) Lafayette 1
(2) Jesuit 1, (15) Brother Martin 0

Quarterfinal Round
(1) St. Paul’s 3, (8) Catholic (BR) 1
(4) St. Amant 2, (5) Denham Springs 0
(3) Northshore 2, (6) Alexandria 1
(2) Jesuit 4, (10) Dutchtown 3

Semifinal Round Schedule
(4) St. Amant at (1) St. Paul’s
(3) Northshore at (2) Jesuit

Division II
Bi-district
(16) Live Oak 1, (17) Helen Cox 0
(9) Benton 5, (24) Haughton 0
(12) Central Lafourche 3, (21) Tara 0
(13) Destrehan 5, (20) Natchitoches Central 0
(14) Ben Franklin 2, (19) De La Salle 0
(11) Ouachita Parish 2, (22) Central 0
(23) Riverdale 1, (10) Ruston 1 (Riverdale advances 4-3 on PKs)
(15) Neville 2, (18) Parkway 0

Regional Round
(1) Holy Cross 3, (16) Live Oak 0
(9) Benton 1, (8) Terrebonne 0
(5) Caddo Magnet 1 (12) Central Lafourche 1 (Caddo Magnet wins 4-3 on PK’s)
(4) Beau Chene 2 (13) Destrehan 1
(3) Lakeshore 4, (14) Ben Franklin 0
(6) East Jefferson 5, (11) Ouachita Parish 0
(7) Woodlawn (BR) 2, (23) Riverdale 1
(15) Neville 2, (2) St. Thomas More 1

Quarterfinal Round
(1) Holy Cross 3, (9) Benton 1
(4) Beau Chene 2, (5) Caddo Magnet 0
(3) Lakeshore 1, (6) East Jefferson 0
(7) Woodlawn (BR) 2, (15) Neville 1

Semifinal Round Schedule
(4) Beau Chene at (1) Holy Cross, 6 pm Sat.
(3) Lakeshore at (7) Woodlawn (BR)

Division III
Bi-district
(16) DeRidder 3, (17) David Thibodaux 1
(9) North Vermilion 4, (24) St. Michael 1
(21) New Orleans Military & Maritime 2, (12) St. Martinville 0
(13) Pearl River 3, (20) Cecilia 1
(14) Bossier 5, (19) North DeSoto 0
(11) Archbishop Hannan 5, (22) Morgan City 4
(10) Holy Savior Menard 2, (23) Bolton 0
(15) Haynes Academy 3, (18) Leesville 2

Regional
(1) St. Louis Catholic 4, (16) DeRidder 1
(8) Vandebilt Catholic 3, (9) North Vermilion 0
(5) E.D. White Catholic 3, (21) New Orleans Military & Maritime 0
(4) Loyola Prep 1, (13) Pearl River 0
(3) Teurlings Catholic 4, (14) Bossier 0
(6) Parkview Baptist 2, (11) Archbishop Hannan 1
(7) Lusher Charter 2 (10) Holy Savior Menard 0
(2) University High 1, (15) Haynes Academy

Quarterfinal Round
(8) Vandebilt Catholic 1, (1) St. Louis Catholic 0
(4) Loyola Prep 2, (5) E.D. White Catholic 0
(3) Teurlings Catholic 2, (6) Parkview Baptist 1
(2) University Lab 2, (7) Lusher Charter 0

Semifinal Round Schedule
(8) Vandebilt Catholic at (4) Loyola Prep
(3) Teurlings at (2) University High

Division IV
Bi-district
(17) Houma Christian 3, (16) Opelousas Catholic 2
(24) Country Day 3, (9) Glenmora 1
(21) Fisher at (12) Ascension Christian
(13) Covenant Christian 6, (20) Rapides 0
(14) Calvary Baptist 1, (19) Vermilion Catholic 1 (Calvary advances 4-1 on PKs)
(22) Ascension Episcopal 1, (11) Lafayette Christian 0
(10) Dunham 8, (23) Evangel Christian 0
(18) Westminster Christian 1, (15) St. Frederick 0

Regional Round
(1) Episcopal School of Acadiana 9, (17) Houma Christian 1
(8) St. Thomas Aquinas 5, (24) Country Day 2
(5) Northlake Christian 9, (12) Ascension Christian 1
(4) Episcopal 4, (13) Covenant Christian 0
(3) Catholic-NI 6, (14) Calvary Baptist 0
(6) Pope John Paul II 4, (22) Ascension Episcopal 1
(10) Dunham 5, (7) Sterlington 3
(2) Newman 9, (18) Westminster Christian 1

Quarterfinal Round
(1) Episcopal of Acadiana 8, (8) St. Thomas Aquinas 0
(5) Northlake Christian 2, (4) Episcopal 0
(3) Catholic (NI) 1, (6) Pope John Paul II 0
(2) Newman 3, (10) Dunham 1

Semifinal Round Schedule
(3) Catholic (NI) at (2) Newman, 7 pm Fri.
(1) Episcopal of Acadiana at (5) Northlake Christian

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