Soccer Improves Record with Victory Over Shaw, 8-0
The Opening Game (Thursday, Dec. 7) in the Mandeville Tourney Has Been Canceled Due to Weather
The Jesuit soccer team picked up its second district win Tuesday night after defeating Shaw, 8-0. The Blue Jays improved their overall record to 6-2-3 and their district record to 2-0.
Due to preceding rainfall, the slippery artificial turf on John Ryan Stadium’s Alumni Field demanded good defense, sharp passing, and smart decisions. And that’s exactly what the loyal home crowd witnessed throughout the wet and rainy district contest.
Ten minutes into the game, Jesuit lead 3-0. By the 25th minute, the team increased its lead to five goals. First half scorers were Trey Aucoin, Kai McCurley, Jacob Torres, Ashton Perkins, and Eli Cheramie. At this point head coach Hubie Collins created opportunities for substitute players to work in with the starters, and by the second half, everyone on the roster saw playing time. Bennett Mansour scored back-to-back goals in the second half, and with a minute left Ridge Retif raced past Eagle defenders to sneak a dagger into the net. The Blue Jay defense was impenetrable, allowing forwards and midfielders to attack and fire over 20 shots on goal.
After shaking hands, Coach Collins explained to his squad how a good mix of subs can help greatly in sloppier games down the line.
“Everyone played well tonight, and that’s important because we still have some holes we need to fill. We need to start getting used to playing in these conditions – cold, wet, rainy temperatures. It’s that time of the year,” he said.
1st Half Goals
2nd Half Goals
|3′ – Senior Trey Aucoin||50′ – Junior Bennett Mansour|
|6′ – Junior Kai McCurley||61′ – Junior Bennett Mansour (2)|
|9′ – Junior Jacob Torres||’79 – Junior Ridge Retif|
|’16 – Junior Ashton Perkins|
|’22 – Junior Eli Cheramie|
The Jays head in to the Mandeville Tourney on Thursday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 8. For more information, visit the team’s page on Jesuit’s website at www.jesuitnola.org/soccer.