Soccer Overcomes Grace King, 3-1
The Blue Jay soccer team improved its record to 3-2-2 after Monday night’s victory at John Ryan Stadium against Grace King. The game, originally scheduled for Wednesday night, brought together two premier high school soccer programs in the area. Jesuit came away with the 3-1 victory.
The Blue Jays jumped out to an early lead, which they held the rest of the game. The goal came in the first five minutes when junior Ashton Perkins sent the ball past the Grace King keeper on the assist from Arthur Ross. Jesuit maintained control of the ball for most of the first half of play.
The Perkins-Ross combo came through again 23 minutes into the game to push the Jays ahead 2-0. The Jays maintained the lead as the whistle blew to signal halftime. Jesuit keeper Shane Lanson, with the help of strong defense from the backs and midfielders, kept the Fighting Irish scoreless in the first half.
In the second half, head coach Hubie Collins made sure to have a full rotation of players coming on and off the field. At the 53 minute mark, junior Chris Tadros zipped a pass through the Grace King backs to Eli Cheramie, who ran the ball down and sent a rocket in to the net for Jesuit’s third and final goal of the night.
The Fighting Irish were able to slip on ball past the Jesuit defense and narrow the lead to 3-1, but the Jays held out and walked away with the victory.
The Jays are next in action in the Mississippi Showcase of Soccer for a full weekend of play. For more information on Blue Jay soccer including season schedules and team rosters, visit the team’s page on Jesuit’s website at www.jesuitnola.org/soccer.