Soccer: Jesuit takes battle of unbeatens at Lusher, 2-0

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The top ranked teams in Louisiana high school boys soccer met uptown Thursday night, and one took it’s first loss of the season while the other stayed unbeaten.

Jesuit scored two first half goals and kept a clean sheet to take a 2-0 victory at Brees Family Field.

The match was streamed live on Crescent City Sports.

The Blue Jays, ranked atop the Division I coaches poll, controlled much of the first half and created numerous chances.

The opening goal came via fullback Maxx Hanemann’s run to the back post for a tap-in on a cross from fellow senior Joe Paccacio.

Hanneman’s counter part on the left, Noah Relan, fired a shot off a deflection that landed in the back of the net just three minutes later to double the advantage for Jesuit (12-0-1).

The second half was much more evenly played with Lusher (13-1-3), No. 2 in the the Division III rankings, seeing more of the ball and creating several decent chances on the final third. However, the solid Jesuit back line and junior keeper Mason Baglio’s consistent efforts held the Lions scoreless.

With the state playoff pairings set to be announced in less than two weeks, both teams looked poised to make deep playoff runs with solid and cohesive squads.

Area Prep Soccer Results from Thursday, Jan. 21

Boys

Archbishop Shaw 5, Belle Chasse 0

Bonnabel 5, Riverdale 4

Haynes Academy 3, Morgan City 1

Jesuit 2, Lusher Charter 0

St. Charles Catholic 2, Ascension Christian 2

Girls

Academy of Our Lady 6, Helen Cox 0

Archbishop Chapelle 1, Cabrini 1

Haynes Academy 8, Morgan City 0

Thomas Jefferson 2, Patrick Taylor 0

Lakeshore 8, Bonnabel 0

New Orleans Military & Maritime 3, Riverdale 0

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