Blue Jay Soccer Leaves Raiders Dazed and Confused

Posted January 10, 2018 / Last updated January 15, 2018

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Junior Ashton Perkins relentlessly charged the Raider defense, scoring three goals in four minutes.

Junior Ashton Perkins relentlessly charged the Raider defense, scoring three goals in four minutes.

The varsity soccer team left the Rummel Raiders scratching their heads on Tuesday afternoon at John Ryan Stadium. In just 38 minutes, the Jays scored eight goals, four of those in the first 10 minutes alone, effectively ending the game at halftime.

Junior Chris Tadros led the drive with the first goal of the game (4′), while standout junior Ashton Perkins relentlessly attacked the net, scoring the second (6′), third (8′), and fourth (10′) goals with assists from junior Jacob Torres and senior Braden Brignac.

It was then Perkins’ turn to assist Torres, who seemingly came out of nowhere, setting him up to score the sixth goal (18′). And the Raider defense was no match for junior Marcus Larzelere, whose talented footwork confused them and allowed him to score the seventh goal (34′).

But most impressive of all was the Jays’ continued pursuit of the ball, despite their enormous lead. This determination was the driving force behind the final goal of the game, scored by junior Max Scheurich, whose initial shot was blocked by the Rummel goalie, only to bounce off his chest, allowing Scheurich to regain his footing and follow through with the goal.

The Jays take on the Bears of Catholic High in Baton Rouge on Friday, Jan. 12, while their next district game is Tuesday, Jan. 16, against Holy Cross at John Ryan Stadium.