St. Charles Herald-Guide

Tigers surge to 4-1 record

Special to the Herald-Guide - November 30, 2011

By Bryan Hartman

The Hahnville High School boys soccer team has jumped out to an impressive 4-1 record to start the season, with victories over Terrebonne, Central, Live Oak and H.L. Bourgeois.

The Tigers only loss came in a close, 3-2 defeat to St. Amant.

 

Hahnville 2 Terrebonne 0

Hahnville kicked off the season with a shutout victory over Terrebonne. Bryan Bennet scored his team’s first goal of the season in the 21st minute with an assist from Johnathan Schmaltz. Although this would prove to be the only score needed to secure the victory, Reid Gautreaux was able to place another ball in the net with an assist from Bennet at the 59th minute.Mason Boyer was the winning goalkeeper for the Tigers with four saves.

Hahnville 6 Central 1

The Tigers continued their winning streak in their second game of the season, blowing past Central of Baton Rouge 6-1. Schmaltz and Bennet both scored three goals for the Tigers in the victory.

Other than giving up a goal late in the first half, goalkeeper Boyer and the Tiger defense put on another great defensive performance, limiting Central to just three shots on goal.

The Tigers had 11 shots on goal in the game.

 

Bayou Invitational Tournament

After suffering their first loss of the season in a hard fought game with St. Amant, the Tigers wasted little time getting back on track in the Bayou Invitational Tournament, which was hosted by Dutchtown High School.

The Tigers faced Live Oak first and took home a 4-0 victory. A day later, the Tigers were able to secure their second win of the tournament by dominating H.L. Bourgeois 3-0.

Though Hahnville was scheduled for one more game in bracket play, the tournament was called off due to weather.

The Tigers will now travel to Gulfport, Miss. where they will compete in the High School Soccer Showcase Tournament.

Hahnville’s Johnathan Schmaltz prepares to kick the ball upfield to an awaiting teammate.
Photo courtesy/Bryan Hartman
Hahnville’s Johnathan Schmaltz prepares to kick the ball upfield to an awaiting teammate.