Soccer’s Remarkable Streak Ends at Hands of Catholic High
For the first time since 1998, there will not be a Jesuit soccer team in the LHSAA Division I semifinals. The program’s remarkable streak of 18 state semifinal appearances ended at the hands of Catholic High on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Baton Rouge. The Bears defeated Jesuit 2-0.
“It just wasn’t our night,” said Coach Hubie Collins. “Their defense did a real nice job stifling our creativity, and we really didn’t get a good shot on goal until the 74th minute.”
Catholic, meanwhile, got on to the scoreboard seven minutes into the second half when the Jays were called for a handball in the box, leading to a penalty kick. Sophomore goalie Shane Lanson actually made a brilliant play and got both hands on the ball, which was fired from a mere 12 yards out. Unfortunately, he couldn’t corral it and the carom went right to the only Catholic player in the vicinity for an easy tap in.
The goal electrified the already raucous crowd on Catholic High’s campus. It got even wilder when Catholic scored their second goal with 15 minutes left in the game.
Jesuit had a couple of good looks late, but couldn’t cash in.
Jesuit finishes the season as district champions with a record of 23-4-2.
For a gallery of photos from the quarterfinal game, see below.
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