St. Paul’s blanks Dutchtown to secure another Division I state soccer championship

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HAMMOND – Revenge is sweet.

A year after losing a late lead in regulation and losing in overtime 3-2 to Dutchtown in the LHSAA Boys Division I state championship match, second seed was not going to let that happen.

Like last year, St. Paul’s built a 2-0 lead.

Unlike last year, the Wolves did not give it up.

Daniel Wayert drilled in the first goal off a long throw-in from Owen Spath which reached the box and the foot of Wayert to give the Wolves a 1-0 halftime lead.

It did not take long for the Wolves to get the game-clinching goal as Kilian Henderson scored from long distance, drilling in a shot from about 42 yards out in the 46th minute to secure the victory.

St. Paul’s (24-2-4) dominated time of possession, particularly in the second half. Dutchtown (13-4-6) played hard but could not generate many chances.

“We were not playing our best in the first half,” St. Paul’s coach Sean Moser said. “The initial feeling was more relief. This is a senior-laden team. We didn’t play a really clean first half but I thought in the second half, we dominated and got the second goal that we needed. I love this team.”

Spath was named the Most Valuable Player of the match.

“We definitely had revenge on our mind,” Spath said. “It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had in my life.”

It is the 11th state championship for St. Paul’s, third most in Louisiana boys prep soccer history.


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Alan DeRitter

Soccer Analyst/Coach

2013 – Present…Head Soccer Coach, De La Salle High School 2007 – 2011…Head Soccer Coach, Archbishop Shaw High School 2004 – Present…Director of Coaching for Soccer Innovations of America 2006…Asst. Head Coach, St. Martin’s Girls Team 2006…ODP Louisiana Staff Coach 1986-2005…Brother Martin High School; Head coach 1986; 1994 -2004 State Champions 2000 2000 District 10 Div. I Coach of the…

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