Soccer: St. Paul’s, Holy Cross, E.D. White, Episcopal of Acadiana maintain top spots in rankings

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Off of an extremely impressive showing against top teams in California, St. Paul’s remains the unanimous top-ranked team in the state in the latest Division I Louisiana High School Soccer Coaches Association rankings released Monday.

The Wolves (9-1) won two of three matches in the California event, losing only in a penalty kick shootout. Catholic of Baton Rouge (5-0-1) is second with St. Amant (14-1) third. Dutchtown (7-1-1) is fourth with Lafayette (10-1-5) fifth. Northshore is sixth with Jesuit seventh and Brother Martin checks in at No. 10.

Holy Cross (5-1-1) is still the unanimous top-ranked team in Division II despite suffering its first loss. Beau Chene (8-3-3) is second with East Jefferson (7-4) third. Woodlawn of Baton Rouge (6-1) is fourth with Riverdale (8-0) fifth. Lakeshore is seventh with Ben Franklin eighth.

E.D. White Catholic (6-4-2) is the top-ranked team in Division III. The Cardinals received five first-place votes to edge out Vandebilt Catholic (5-4-1) for the top spot. The Terriers also received five first-place votes. University High (3-2-5) is third with Loyola Prep (5-7-5) fourth and St. Louis Catholic (1-5-3) fifth.

Unbeaten Episcopal of Acadiana (10-0) is the top-ranked team in Division IV with nine first-place votes. Unbeaten Northlake Christian (7-0-2) is second and the Wolverines received the other first-place vote. Newman (6-2) is third with Episcopal (6-2-4) fourth and St. Thomas Aquinas (4-3-1) is fifth. Country Day is seventh with Christ Episcopal eighth.

Here are your latest LHSSCA rankings, along with Monday results and Tuesday’s schedule:

Division I

1 St. Paul’s [10] 150 (7-0)
2 Catholic – B.R. 130 (5-0-1)
3 St. Amant 129 (14-1)
4 Dutchtown 125 (7-1-1)
5 Lafayette 105 (10-1-5)
6 Northshore 93 (7-1-3)
7 Jesuit 92 (5-2-2)
8 Denham Springs 78 (6-3-2)
9 Acadiana 64 (5-2-2)
10 Brother Martin 59 (4-2-3)

Others receiving votes:

Byrd, C.E. 49 (11-1-1)
Alexandria 34 (7-3-3)
Grace King 31 (5-1-3)
Captain Shreve 19 (8-1-1)
East Ascension 18 (6-2-2)
Sulphur 7 (10-6-2)
Pineville 7 (11-4-1)
Mandeville 5 (2-4-3)
Covington 3 (6-1-2)
Barbe 2 (12-1-3)

Division II

1 Holy Cross [10] 150 (5-1-1)
2 Beau Chene 134 (8-3-3)
3 East Jefferson 124 (7-4)
3 Woodlawn – B.R. 124 (6-1)
5 Riverdale 108 (8-0)
6 Caddo Magnet 97 (5-3-2)
7 Lakeshore 92 (2-3-2)
8 Ben Franklin 70 (2-4)
9 Terrebonne 66 (7-0-7)
10 Benton 42 (8-5-6)

Others receiving votes:

Central Lafourche 32 (3-8-3)
Live Oak 32 (3-6-3)
St. Thomas More 31 (0-6-6)
Neville 31 (5-5-6)
Ruston 30 (7-1-2)
Westgate 13 (8-2-4)
Destrehan 10 (2-3-2)
Ouachita Parish 10 (8-6-1)
South Lafourche 2 (0-6-1)
Central – B.R. 1 (4-4-1)
Carencro 1 (3-6-2)

Division III

1 E.D. White Catholic [5] 144 (6-4-2)
2 Vandebilt Catholic [5] 142 (5-4-1)
3 University Lab 132 (3-2-5)
4 Loyola Prep 108 (5-7-5)
4 St. Louis Catholic 108 (1-5-3)
6 Parkview Baptist 94 (6-2-2)
7 Teurlings Catholic 89 (2-4-5)
7 Holy Savior Menard 89 (4-7-2)
9 North Vermillion 69 (9-3-1)
10 Bolton 57 (4-5-3)

Others receiving votes:

DeRidder 48 (11-4)
Leesville 39 (4-4-2)
St. Michael 21 (5-7-1)
St. Martinville 17 (5-9-5)
Lusher Charter 11 (0-4-1)
Cecilia 11 (9-4-3)
Haynes Academy 9 (1-3-3)
Lutcher 4 (2-2-2)
St. Charles Catholic 4 (2-1)
Morgan City 2 (3-6-2)
North DeSoto 1 (4-4)
Buckeye 1 (4-5-2) (W 3-1 Peabody)

DIVISION 4

1 Episcopal of Acadiana [9] 149 (10-0)
2 Northlake Christian [1] 139 (7-0-2)
3 Newman, Isidore 129 (6-2)
4 Episcopal 121 (6-2-4)
5 St. Thomas Aquinas 108 (4-3-1)
6 Catholic – N.I. 90 (6-3-5)
7 Country Day 85 (2-2)
8 Christ Episcopal 75 (5-1-5)
9 Dunham 70 (3-4-2)
10 St. Frederick 65 (2-3-2)

Others receiving votes:

Glenmora 48 (9-4-3)
Westminster Christian 31 (2-6-1)
Pope John Paul II 18 (2-9)
Evangel Christian 18 (2-7-3)
Ascension Christian 16 (3-5-1)
Calvary Baptist 15 (3-1-1)
St. Martin’s Episcopal 9 (4-5)
Lafayette Christian 4 (1-6-1)
North Caddo 3 (0-4)
Sterlington 3 (8-5-1) (W 5-2 Union Parish)
Houma Christian 2 (5-2-1)
Covenant Christian 2 (2-3-2) (W 6-0 South Lafourche)

Area Prep Soccer Results from Monday, Dec. 18

Boys

New Orleans Area

Hammond 5, Walker 1

Grace King 5, Higgins 1

Riverdale 4, Carver 0

Girls

New Orleans Area

Academy of Our Lady 2, NOMMA 0

Higgins 1, Grace King 1

Lutcher 2, Lee 1

Riverdale 6, Carver 1

Baton Rouge Area

Lutcher 2, Lee 1

West Feliciana 3, Ponchatoula 0

Bayou Area

South Lafourche 4, Covenant Christian 1

Area Prep Soccer Schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 19

Boys

New Orleans Area

John Ehret at East St. John, 4 p.m.

Lusher at Franklinton, 6 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Catholic (PC) at Plaquemine, 6:30 p.m.

Dutchtown at Acadiana, 6 p.m.

Morgan City at Lutcher, 7 p.m.

Runnels at Ascension Christian, 6:30 p.m.

Woodlawn (BR) at Walker, 6 p.m.

Zachary at Live Oak, 6 p.m.

Bayou Area

Central Lafourche at Ellender, 7 p.m.

E.D. White Catholic at North Vermilion, 5:30 p.m.

Girls

New Orleans Area

Acadiana at Fontainebleau, 5 p.m.

John Ehret at East St. John, 5 p.m.

International at Franklinton, 5:30 p.m.

Karr at Ecole Classique, 4 p.m.

Lusher at Ursuline, 2:30 p.m.

Mount Carmel at Ocean Springs, MS, 4 p.m.

Riverdale at Helen Cox, 2:30 p.m.

Baton Rouge Area

Live Oak at Baton Rouge, 6 p.m.

Bayou Area

Central Lafourche at Vandebilt Catholic, 5 p.m.

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