Blue Jays Outshine the Owls in District Matchup
On a chilly night in John Ryan Stadium, the varsity soccer team commanded the entire game against Chalmette High School on Tuesday, Dec. 12, winning its third district game for the season and improving their record to 7-2-3.
The Jays’ incredible offensive passing game and smart footwork were no match for the Owls’ defense, leading to two early goals, allowing the team to settle into a nice rhythm. The Chalmette team defended well with strong numbers behind the ball, however, the Blue Jays scored three more goals shortly before half time. Junior Ashton Perkins picked up the first and second goal with an assist from senior Braden Brignac. Junior Jacob Torres scored the team’s third and fourth goals of the night with assists from Perkins and junior Marcus Larzelere, who, in turn, scored the fifth goal with an assist from junior Arthur Ross. The team came back just as strong in the second half with junior Bennett Mansour picking up the last three goals with assists from senior Brandon DeRojas and junior Kai McCurley, effectively ending the game early with a final score of 8-0 and securing a valuable district win.
Coach Hubie Collins was pleased with the team’s performance, saying, “Offensively, I thought we moved the ball well through the different lines of play. We switched the point of attack well and created several good goal scoring opportunities. Defensively, the team was compact and kept their shape well, limiting the opponent to very few goal scoring opportunities.”
1st Half Goals
2nd Half Goals
|4′ – Junior Ashton Perkins||46′ – Junior Bennett Mansour|
|8′ – Junior Ashton Perkins (2)||62′ – Junior Bennett Mansour (2)|
|30′ – Junior Jacob Torres||71′ – Junior Bennett Mansour (3)|
|36′ – Junior Jacob Torres (2)|
|37′ – Junior Marcus Larzelere|
The Jays take on the Raiders at the Rummel High School soccer fields this Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Coach Collins is anticipating another very tough game, knowing his team will have to be their very best to secure a win.
For more information, visit the team’s page on Jesuit’s website at www.jesuitnola.org/soccer.