Soccer: Brother Martin takes 3-2 win over Holy Cross; Rummel, Sacred Heart win on the pitch

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Area Prep Soccer Report for Friday, Jan. 28

While Jesuit is again a threat to win Division I soccer and Archbishop Rummel has come on and made great strides among parochial schools, not much has been said about Brother Martin.

It is time to start talking about the Crusaders.

Brother Martin has played amazingly tight matches all season long, including six draws and seven matches decided by a goal.

The trend continued Thursday but this time, the surging Crusaders came out on top, downing four-time defending Division II state champion Holy Cross 3-2 at Farley Field on campus.

Brother Martin gave up an early goal to the Tigers before scoring three straight goals to take command.

Marlon Urquia, Christian Staples and Evan Starring each scored a goal for the Crusaders. Eli Lafrance and Ethan Ward each put in a goal for the Tigers.

Brother Martin (8-5-6) is 10th in this week’s LHSAA Division I power rankings and rising. The Crusaders have not lost a match since Dec. 17, covering eight matches. The Tigers (18-5-2) saw a six-match winning streak come to an end. Holy Cross will close out its regular season Saturday morning at Lakeshore at 11 a.m.

Coming off losses to Holy Cross and Hahnville, talented Archbishop Rummel needs to right the ship and prove more consistent to be a threat in the Division I state playoffs.

The Raiders took a positive step in that direction Thursday on the road, winning 4-1 at Zachary.

Rummel led 2-1 at halftime and broke the match open with a pair of goals in the second half.

Junior Tobo Takpor scored two goals while junior CJ Koppeis and sophomore Christopher Wallace each added a goal for the Raiders.

Rummel (19-6-2) will conclude its regular season Saturday at home against Destrehan at 11 a.m. The Broncos (9-10-1) also return to action Saturday morning at Walker at 10 a.m.

In girls action, Academy of The Sacred Heart of New Orleans blanked Ursuline Academy 4-0.

Charlotte Bush, Mia Dreiling, Martha Hammet and Cali Jane Luetkemeier each scored a goal for the Cardinals.

Sacred Heart (9-5-2) concludes its regular season Saturday morning at Newman at 11 a.m. while the Lions are 6-8-1.

Area Prep Soccer Results from Thursday, Jan. 27

Boys

Archbishop Rummel 4, Zachary 1

Belle Chasse 0, Higgins 0

Bonnabel 2, Riverdale 0

Brother Martin 3, Holy Cross 2

De La Salle 0, Covenant Christian 0

Grace King 4, Chalmette 0

Helen Cox 5, John Ehret 2

Newman 5, Destrehan 1

Northlake Christian 3, Chalmette 0

Girls

Academy of The Sacred Heart 4, Ursuline Academy 0

Belle Chasse 4, Higgins 0

Bonnabel 1, Riverdale 1

Covenant Christian 3, St. Thomas Aquinas 2

E.D. White Catholic 2, Cabrini 0

Haynes Academy 4, Academy of Our Lady 0

Kenner Discovery 8, Fisher 0

Riverside Academy 6, St. Martin’s Episcopal 0

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