Soccer Playoff Report: Jesuit, Northshore advance to quarterfinals with wins

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In Baton Rouge, 15th-seed Jesuit proved what most said all along – the Blue Jays were vastly underseeded.

After 80 minutes of regulation and two overtime periods, it took penalty kicks to break a scoreless tie and decide a winner.

In the end, Jesuit prevailed 4-3 on PK’s to down the second-seeded Catholic Bears in a thriller.

Shane Lanson of the Blue Jays and Patrick Riley of the Bears were terrific in goal throughout. After Lanson made his third straight save on a penalty kick, Gabe Gordon buried the game-winner in the net for Jesuit.

The two teams had played twice during the regular season with Catholic winning 1-0 and the other match resulting in a scoreless tie.

The Blue Jays (17-3-4) advance to the quarterfinals to play at 10th-seed Denham Springs . The Yellow Jackets advanced with a 2-1 overtime victory over seventh-seed Alexandria on a goal by Collin Turner. The Bears end their season 15-3-2.

It figured to be close in Slidell.

Ninth-seed Dutchtown had beaten eighth-seed Northshore earlier in the season. This time around, the Panthers flipped the switch and flipped the result to reach the the boys Division I prep soccer quarterfinals.

The Panthers downed the Griffins 2-0 in Slidell in regionals Thursday.

After a scoreless first half, no one scored until the final eight minutes of the match when Keasler Burris broke the stalemate with a goal for Northshore. Jean Rojas added a goal just before the end of the match to secure the victory.

Dutchtown (16-3-1) had beaten Northshore 2-0 on Dec. 29.

The Panthers (16-3-3) advance to face a very familiar opponent in the quarterfinals in top-seed and District 4-1 rival St. Paul’s. The four-time defending champion Wolves beat the Panthers 2-0 on Jan. 5 at Hunter Stadium and edged 16th-seed Brother Martin 1-0 to advance.

Fourth-seed Lafayette downed 13th-seeded Grace King 4-2.

Jose Ventura-Castro scored a pair of goals for the Lions while Jacob Dugas and Julian Alansari each added a goal for Lafayette. The Fighting Irish end their fine season 15-2-3.

The Lions advance to the quarterfinals to face fifth-seed St. Amant.

The Gators edged 21st-seeded West Jefferson 2-1 on goals by Caleb Cretini and Angelo Fabricio and

In Division II, third-seed Ouachita Parish ousted 19th-seed Destrehan 2-0.

In Division III, second-seeded University High downed 15th-seed Archbishop Hannan 6-3.

Connor Kirkpatrick and Jack Shelby each scored a pair of goals for the Cubs (13-3-6).

Fifth-seed St. Louis Catholic shutout 21st-seed Pearl River 4-0 at Lake Charles while seventh-seed Holy Savior Menard ended the season for 23rd-seed Haynes with a 7-1 victory.

In Division IV, sixth-seed Catholic of New Iberia downed 11th-seed Country Day 3-0.

Noah Broussard scored a first half goal to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead before Bailey Broussard and Nick Boutte each scored goals in the second half to secure the victory.

Catholic (13-7-6) advances to the quarterfinals to take on third-seed Northlake Christian in the quarterfinals. The Cajuns end their season 10-9-1.

Prep Soccer Playoff Results from Thurs., Feb. 8

Division I


Division I

#3 Byrd 2, #14 Sulphur 0

#4 Lafayette 4, #13 Grace King 2

#5 St. Amant 2, #21 West Jefferson 1

#8 Northshore 2, #9 Dutchtown 0

#10 Denham Springs 2, #7 Alexandria 1 (OT)

#11 Acadiana 4, #6 Captain Shreve 3

#15 Jesuit 0, #2 Catholic (BR) 0 (Jesuit wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)

Division II

#2 Beau Chene 4, #18 Live Oak 1

#3 Ouachita Parish 2, #19 Destrehan 0

#4 Ruston 1, #13 St. Thomas More 0

#5 Caddo Magnet 2, #21 Carencro 0

#9 Woodlawn (BR) 3, #8 Benton 1

#10 Terrebonne 1, #7 Neville 0

Division III

#1 E.D. White Catholic 1, #16 St. Michael 0

#2 University 6, #15 Archbishop Hannan 3

#5 St. Louis Catholic 4, #21 Pearl River 0

#6 Vandebilt Catholic 8, #11 DeRidder 0

#7 Holy Savior Menard 7, #23 Haynes 1

#8 St. Martinville 1, #24 NOMMA 1 (St. Martinville wins 4-2 on penalty kicks)

Division IV

#2 Episcopal 6, #15 Covenant Christian 1

#6 Catholic (NI) 3, #11 Country Day 0

#9 Glenmora 6, #8 St. Frederick 0

Prep Soccer Playoff Schedule for Fri., Feb. 9


Division II

#8 Ben Franklin at #1 St. Thomas More, 6 p.m.

Division III

#7 Archbishop Hannan at #2 St. Louis Catholic, 4 p.m.

Division IV

#6 Sterlington at #3 Episcopal of Acadiana, 4 p.m.

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