Replay: Catholic scores late to edge Jesuit, McGehee handles Destrehan in CCS soccer doubleheader

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Area Prep Soccer Report for Wednesday, Jan. 12

RECAP: As you watched Catholic and Jesuit battle on the pitch on Crescent City Sports, the live stream announcers were talking about it the whole game. They were waiting for a deep throw-in near the goal.

That’s exactly what transpired to decide the match in Catholic High’s 1-0 victory over Jesuit on Tuesday night at Pan American Stadium.

Bears center back Skyler Hecht toed a ball into the net off a deep throw from forward Buster Couhig for the match winner late in the contest.

Both sets of defenses played lights out until the 77-minute goal. With half-chances exchanged at each end of the pitch, Jesuit had the first real scoring opportunity when Aidan Couvillion showed great determination to get a head on the ball from a Zane Madi corner kick, but Couvillion’s header went narrowly wide. Catholic almost scored themselves but some solid defending kept them at bay.

Before halftime, Jesuit looked to take the lead from a well-struck Aiden Corbello free kick from 25 yards out. However, Catholic goalkeeper Rhett deBlieux’s outstretched hand found the ball to divert it for a corner.

The second half began where the first half ended, with both teams committed to the attack.

The breakthrough goal finally came with three minutes left, as Hecht and his Bears’ teammates celebrated.

“It was basically just pure adrenaline, placed inside netting, and it went in,” said Hecht. “The team performed really well, and our coach had a great gameplan coming in.”

After a hard-fought battle in the regular season, these two squads may very well meet again in the Division I state playoffs.

“I thought it was a good game. Jesuit’s a difficult opponent. I’m proud of our guys. I have a lot of respect for Jesuit, and I’m sure they’ll do very well moving forward,” said Catholic head coach J.B. Brunet.

The Blue Jays (10-2-4), currently third in the state power rankings, look to rebound with a district win at Destrehan at 5 p.m. Thursday. Catholic (10-1-4) takes on Central Baptist in Baton Rouge on Friday as the Bears try to maintain their top position in the power rankings.

RECAP: The McGehee Hawks defeated Destrehan, 4-1, at Pan American Stadium on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader aired live by Crescent City Sports.

The Hawks took an early lead with Kyla Wisner scoring on a beautiful lob kick over the head of the Destrehan keeper.

McGehee midfielder Emma Rose Baumer joined the fun with a goal in the first half while Destrehan forward Elissa Viquez had one right after Baumer to make the score 2-1.

Star forward Gianna Harris extended the halftime lead for McGehee (7-4-2) to 3-1 as the speedy Harris found openings in Destrehan’s back line all night long.

Baumer, a senior team captain, netted her second goal in the second half to round out the scoring.

“We kept to our method, and I’m really proud of our girls’ performance tonight. They earned it,” said McGehee head coach Mark French after the game.

Destrehan (4-8) will look to rebound in a key district match with rival Hahnville on Friday.

Area Prep Soccer Results from Tuesday, Jan. 11

Archbishop Rummel 5, Kenner Discovery 1
Archbishop Shaw 8, Landry 0
Belle Chasse 1, Riverdale 1
Brother Martin 5, Destrehan 0
Catholic (BR) 1, Jesuit 0
Covenant Christian 7, Riverside Academy 0
Fisher 8, Jefferson Rise 1
Fontainebleau 3, Covington 0
Hahnville 3, South Terrebonne 1
Northshore 4, Ponchatoula 0
Pearl River 3, Franklinton 1
Pope John Paul II 2, Bonnabel 1
St. Paul’s 8, Hammond 0

Belle Chasse 3, Riverdale 2
Cabrini 1, New Orleans Military & Maritime 0
Covenant Christian 5, Riverside Academy 2
Fisher 8, Landry 0
Fontainebleau 10, Covington 0
Hahnville 2, Central Lafourche 1
Helen Cox 3, Higgins 1
McGehee 4, Destrehan 1
Mount Carmel Academy 2, St. Michael 0
Newman 1, Lakeshore 0
Northshore 7, Ponchatoula 1
Pearl River 2, Ursuline Academy 0
St. Scholastica 8, Hammond 0
Vandebilt Catholic 8, Academy of Our Lady 0

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