Boys Soccer: St. Paul’s, Jesuit, Holy Cross, Lakeshore, Northlake Christian earn state finals berths Saturday

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The Greater New Orleans area will be the predominant teams and audience when the LHSAA boys soccer state championships take place next week in Lafayette.

Six of the eight teams in the finals are from the area after five area teams won Saturday.

In Division I, top seed St. Paul’s held off No. 4 St. Amant 2-1 at Hunter Stadium.

Michael Dufour scored to put the Wolves up 1-0 in the first half and Philip Pearce scored early in the second half to give St. Paul’s a 2-0 lead before the Gators (20-4-1) scored in the final two minutes on a goal by Jackson Carter but it was not enough.

The Wolves (25-1-4) advance to the final to face traditional rival and defending state champion Jesuit.


The second-seeded Blue Jays edged No. 3 Northshore 1-0 at John Ryan Stadium.

After a scoreless first half, Ashton Perkins netted the game winner in the 60th minute. Jesuit (26-0-6) remained unbeaten with its 24th clean sheet of the season behind keeper Jacob Randolph.

A year ago, Jesuit edged St. Paul’s 2-1 in the Division I championship game, ending the Wolves’ four-year reign as state champions. Jesuit will be in search of its 13th LHSAA state championship while St. Paul’s will be in search of its ninth title.

This will be the seventh time St. Paul’s and Jesuit have met in the Division I championship match, all since 2007. The Blue Jays have won four of the six matchups.

Northshore finished its fine season 17-3-3.


In Division II, defending state champion and top seed Holy Cross rallied past No. 4 Beau Chene 2-1 in an overtime thriller in a rematch of last year’s title match.

After a scoreless first half, Beau Chene (15-5-7) scored first in the second half on a goal by Alex Auzenne to take a 1-0 lead. Nearing extinction, the Tigers (20-4-3) responded in championship fashion on a goal by Eli Lafrance to tie the game in the closing moments of regulation before Chad Cadiere put in the winner in the overtime to send the Tigers back to the title game.

In Lafayette, Holy Cross will face No. 3 Lakeshore. The Titans wiped out No. 7 Woodlawn (BR) 5-0. Back on Jan. 24, the Tigers shutout Lakeshore 3-0 in Gentilly.

Senior Jacob Bernard led Lakeshore (23-4-2) with two goals, the first two of the game. Lakeshore padded the lead on goals by Eli Mullins, Matt Chenevert and and Ryan Jeanfreau in the second half. Mullins had an assist as well.

The Panthers ended their season 17-6-1.

In Division IV, No. 5 Northlake Christian went on the road and shocked top seed and defending state champion Episcopal of Acadiana 4-2. The win avenged a 5-0 loss by the Wolverines to the Falcons in the Division IV final a year ago.

Jace Windom and Riley Ireland had a pair of goals for the Wolverines. Northlake Christian built a 4-0 lead before Parrish Anderson scored on a pair of penalty kicks to cut the margin in half but ESA could get no closer.

Northlake Christian (12-5-2) is in the state championship match for the seventh time in nine years, having won two previous state titles. The loss was the first loss of the season for the Falcons (16-1-2).

The Wolverines will face another familiar opponent in No. 2 Newman in the title game. The Greenies advanced on Friday with a 1-0 victory over No. 3 Catholic of New Iberia. In 2017, Newman edged Northlake Christian 2-1 in the Division IV quarterfinals. In 2016, Northlake Christian edged Newman 2-1 in the Division IV title match. The Greenies edged the Wolverines 2-1 in the 2014 Division III semifinals.

Earlier this season, Newman won 3-1 at Northlake Christian on Jan. 10.

BRACKETS:

DIVISION I DIVISION II DIVISION III DIVISION IV

SCHEDULE:

Boys soccer playoff results:
Division I
Bi-district Results
(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
(1) St. Paul’s 2, (4) St. Amant 1
(2) Jesuit 1, (3) Northshore 0

Final Schedule
(2) Jesuit vs. (1) St. Paul’s, 7 pm Sat., Feb. 23

Division II
Bi-district Results
(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 Results
(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 Results
(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
(1) Holy Cross 2, (4) Beau Chene 1
(3) Lakeshore 5, (7) Woodlawn (BR) 0

Final Schedule
(3) Lakeshore vs. (1) Holy Cross, 7:30 pm Fri., Feb. 22

Division III
Bi-district Results
(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 Round Results
(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 Results
(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
(4) Loyola Prep 1, (8) Vandebilt Catholic 0
(2) University High 4, (3) Teurlings Catholic 0

Final Schedule
(4) Loyola Prep vs. (2) University High, 7:30 pm, Thurs. Feb. 21

Division IV
Bi-district Results
(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 Results
(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 Results
(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
(5) Northlake Christian 4, (1) Episcopal of Acadiana 2
(2) Newman 1, (3) Catholic (NO) 0

Final Schedule
(5) Northlake Christian vs. (2) Newman, 4:30 pm Sat., Feb. 23

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