Soccer: Mount Carmel edges Dominican for district title, Holy Cross downs Hannan
Area Prep Soccer Report for Sunday, Feb. 2
In girls action, it was a showdown for a district championship between two of the top four teams in the state in Division I.
After playing on even terms in regulation and overtime, Mount Carmel Academy prevailed in a game that lived up to expectations, outlasting Dominican 4-1 in penalty kicks after the two rivals played to a 1-1 tie in regulation at Pan American Stadium Saturday.
Stella French gave Dominican a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute and that stood up until the closing minutes of regulation when Janie Sigur got the equalizer to extend the game in the 80th minute.
The game went to penalty kicks and Emma Roberts stopped a pair of Dominican efforts while the Cubs converted on four PK’s to win the shootout 4-1 and a huge victory.
Mount Carmel (18-3-3, 4-0-1) claimed the District 7-1 championship with the win while Dominican (16-1-8, 4-0-1) lost for the first time. Dominican will close out its regular season at Ben Franklin Monday at 3 p.m.
Both Mount Carmel and Dominican should be top four seeds in the Division I playoffs, along with Northshore and Mandeville.
Holy Cross went to Archbishop Hannan and edged the Hawks 2-1.
The two teams each scored a goal in the first half before the Tigers got the game-winner in the 79th minute.
Sinjin scored both goals for Holy Cross, including the game-winner on an assist from Ethan Carney in the 79th minute.
The Tigers (18-6-4), who are No. 1 in the most recent LHSAA Division II power ratings, will close out its regular season Monday at home against Country Day at 6 p.m. while the Hawks (7-8-6) close their regular season on Monday at Bonnabel at 4 p.m.
Area Prep Soccer Results from Saturday, Feb. 1
Destrehan 3, Archbishop Rummel 2
Holy Cross 2, Archbishop Hannan 1
Holy Savior Menard 1, Country Day 0
Mandeville 3, St. Amant 0
Vandebilt Catholic 2, Pope John Paul II 0
Dominican 1, Mount Carmel Academy 1
Dunham 4, Archbishop Chapelle 0
East Jefferson 2, Higgins 0
Fontainebleau 1, St. Scholastica 0
Ben Franklin 7, West Jefferson 0
Northlake Christian 5, Holy Savior Menard 1
Ursuline Academy 8, Karr 0
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