Soccer Playoff Report: Jesuit, Northshore advance to quarterfinals with wins
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
#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)
#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
#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)
#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
#8 Ben Franklin at #1 St. Thomas More, 6 p.m.
#7 Archbishop Hannan at #2 St. Louis Catholic, 4 p.m.
#6 Sterlington at #3 Episcopal of Acadiana, 4 p.m.
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