REPLAY: Pitre’s 94th minute goal lifts Central Lafourche past Mount Carmel in Division I girls soccer quarterfinals
NEW ORLEANS – A young but favored Mount Carmel squad was surprised by the veteran visitors from Central Lafourche in the LHSAA Division I quarterfinals Monday evening at Pan American Stadium, 1-0.
The winning goal came in extra time when a deflected clearance found senior Elise Pitre in front of goal for a header just under the crossbar in the 94th minute. The seventh-seeded Trojans (22-5-3) took home the win despite being out-shot 17-5.
The second-seeded Cubs (19-4-3) played short-handed after the 48th minute when leading scorer Chloe Burst was given a straight red card for a stray elbow. The 12-year old eighth-grader was leaping for a contested ball and was surprisingly sent off in a match that had seen very little physical play up to that moment.
Both teams had their moments in attack as the match stretched out and several players battled both cramping and fatigue. One of those players was Mount Carmel’s ever-active Halie Dixon, a freshman who had shots hit the post twice in less than a minute just minutes into the match.
Over the course of the match, however, the steady backline of Central Lafourche anchored by senior captain Chloe Folse and the steady goalkeeping of Bethany Babin was up to the task enough to secure a clean sheet.
After pulling the only upset in the D-I quarterfinals, Central Lafourche moves on to the semifinals to face third-seeded Mandeville, 3-1 winners Monday over sixth-seed Byrd.
Watch the MCA-Central Lafourche replay:
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