Soccer: Lusher, Christ Episcopal, St. Paul’s open seasons with wins

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Area Prep Soccer Report for Wednesday, Nov. 18

A year ago, Lusher Charter reached the Division III semifinals before falling to eventual state champion University High.

A year later, the Lions appear set to make another run at a state champion.

Lusher Charter opened its season Tuesday on the road at Tony Porter Field in Metairie and did so very impressively, trouncing St. Martin’s Episcopal 8-0 in boys action.

Senior Alexander Blanche was tremendous, part of six goals with a hat trick as well as three assists. Juniors Ben Sheline and Sam Singer were outstanding with two goals each. Sophomore Nate King added the other goal for Lusher.

The Lions return to action Thursday at 7 p.m. at home against Riverdale while the Saints are back in action today, hosting Bonnabel at 6:30 p.m.

Christ Episcopal opened its season, handling De La Salle 4-1 in Covington.

After leading 2-1 in a competitive first half, the Wildcats pulled away in the second half for the win.

Junior Callum Newberry was the star with a hat trick for Christ Episcopal while eighth-grader Lukasz Majka added the fourth goal for the Wildcats. Freshman Willis Gahagan had a pair of assists.

Christ Episcopal will host Sarah Reed Thursday at 6 p.m. while the Cavaliers will host Ellender next Tuesday.

Defending Division I state champion St. Paul’s had a real battle with St. Amant. After a scoreless first half, the Wolves got the lone goal from Will Allen to subdue the Gators 1-0.

St. Paul’s returns to action Thursday at Brother Martin at 6 p.m. while St. Amant will host Zachary on Dec. 1.

Area Prep Soccer Results from Tuesday, Nov. 17

Boys

Ben Franklin 1, East Jefferson

Bonnabel 8, Covington 0

Christ Episcopal 4, De La Salle 1

Denham Springs 4, Mandeville 2

Holy Cross 1, East Ascension 0

Lakeshore 1, St. Thomas Aquinas 0

Lusher Charter 8, St. Martin’s Episcopal 0

Riverdale 4, Kenner Discovery 1

Sarah Reed 6, Morris Jeff Community 3

St. Paul’s 1, St. Amant 0

Girls

Baton Rouge 1, Fontainebleau 0

Kenner Discovery 4, Bonnabel 2

Lakeshore 3, St. Amant 1

Northshore 8, St. Thomas More 5

Patrick Taylor 3, Higgins 0

Pearl River 2, St. Thomas Aquinas 1

Pope John Paul II 9, Covington 1

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