Soccer Puts Up Five Straight Wins Including Thrilling Victory Against Catholic

Posted January 12, 2023 / Last updated January 14, 2023

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Junior Nick Danna fields against Bonnabel. The Jays came off the field with a score of 8–0 by the end of the match.

With five straight wins, the Jesuit High School soccer team has had a strong start to its season under the student leadership of a dedicated group of juniors and seniors who have committed to working hard and who have been, according to head coach Hubie Collins, “playing for each other.”

Led by captains Jacob Cabos, Aidan Couvillion, and Carter Dusang, the team boasts excellent leadership and a depth of talent at every position. With two or three players able to start at each position, the team is well-equipped to handle any challenge.

According to Collins, the team’s philosophy is one of respect—not fear—for opponents, and he says that with continued improvement, the team’s potential is tremendous.

“Of course, a little bit of luck never hurts,” Collins joked, “but the team is prepared to overcome obstacles and adversity.”

This weekend, the varsity team traveled to Baton Rouge to play against Catholic High School in a matchup that ended in a thrilling last minute victory.

“It was an evenly-contested game in my opinion,” Collins told The Advocate. “Both sides came out to play and go after it. We created a couple of opportunities but so did they. The goalkeepers came up big for both of us and in the dire minutes of the game, a corner kick and it breaks to Alex [Patron], and he somehow has a nose for finding the back of the net.”

With dedicated players, strong leadership, and a what Collins calls a ”never-give-up attitude,“ the team is poised for success.

Collins summarized his optimism by saying, “we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this team.”