Heads Up: Jesuit Soccer Defeats Catholic, 1-0

Posted January 14, 2019 / Last updated January 19, 2019

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The Jesuit soccer team continued its streaky season with a victory over in-state rival Catholic High under the Friday night lights at John Ryan Stadium (JRS). It was a heads-up win for the Blue Jays and a heads-up match for sophomore Maxx Hanemann, who used his cranium in the game’s only score, which came in the final moments of the first half.
Junior fullback Gabe Gordon, who scored Jesuit’s game-winning penalty kick against Catholic in the 2018 state quarterfinals, delivered a timely cross that found Hanemann in the perfect position to head the ball into the upper-right corner. Catholic’s goalkeeper was able to reach the tip of the ball, but Hanemann’s header was too powerful to control as it soared toward the net.
With the victory over Catholic, the Blue Jays captured the second win of their busy week. The Jays played to a 1-1 draw with Haynes on Tuesday, Jan. 8 but defeated Ben Franklin, 3-0, on the following day.

Through the Lens…

Sophomore Maxx Hanemann with the winning header-goal in the final minute of the first half

View the Photo Gallery from the Jesuit-Catholic Soccer Game

By the Numbers…

Team Totals Goals (Assists)
Shots: 12
Shots on Goal: 7
Saves (Jacob Randolph): 5
Corners: 5
39′ Maxx Hanemann (Gabe Gordon)

In His Words…

Head soccer coach Hubie Collins called the outcome “a well-earned win against an organized, disciplined team in Catholic.”

On the Horizon…

Jesuit (17-0-4) returns to the Alumni Field pitch at JRS on Saturday for the biggest game of the season, the district rivalry against Brother Martin. Kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.