Girls teams battle for the goal in first district match
The Hahnville High School boys soccer team proved to be a tough opponent for the Destrehan Wildcats after the team rallied a 2-1 victory on Jan. 2 in the rivals’ first match of the season.
Although DHS came out strong with Sam Weinberg scoring the a goal for his team in the first half, HHS responded with a late score mid-way through the second half tying the game at 1-1 and sending it into overtime.
Three minutes into overtime, HHS junior Brion Jones scored, giving the Tigers the lead and subsequently, the win.
The victory took the Tiger record to 8-6-1 and to 1-1 in district. Destrehan ranks 9-2-2, also with a 1-1 record in district play.
Destrehan entered play this month coming off of a huge win in the Pearl River Tournament, held in December.
The Wildcats took out four opponents, leaving them on top in the competition.
Here are the stats.
DHS beat Country Day 3-2 with Herbie Deleon and Brayden Zuniga scoring goals. Andrew Crocker is credited with one assist and Alex Parkers is noted for his four saves.
Destrehan defeated Pearl River 3-1 with Deleon, Jonathan Cabrerra, Sam Weinberg, Crocker, Parker and Andre Wyatt all contributing to the team’s win.
In game three of the tournament, the Wildcats shutout West Jefferson 3-0 with goal scored by Adam Weinberg, Austin Martin and Crocker. Deleon got one assist, Parker had seven saves.
DHS also shutout De LaSalle 3-0 in the final game of the tournament.
Like the HHS boys team, the Lady Tigers also proved victorious in their premier district meeting with parish rivals, scoring a 3-0 shutout against Destrehan’s Ladycats.
Head coach Shaun Crochet credit the team’s defense for the win.
“Our defense made timely stops, leading to an effective counterattack,” he said. “The few shots allowed on goal allowed by our defense were all challenged and collected by our goal keeper. Zero corner kicks were allowed by our defense.”
Team captain Annie Kinler scored the first Lady Tiger goal on a breakaway down the right side, shooting a looping beck post shot over the goal keeper’s head.
Freshman standouts Jessica St. Pierre and Destiny Louviere also showcased their athletic ability throughout the game.
“St. Pierre scored on another breakaway down the right side, shooting low on the keeper while being pressured during the shot,” said Crochet. “A Destrehan forward had a breakaway late in the second half, but it was challenged and collected by our goal keeper Louviere.
The third and final goal of the match was scored by HHS junior Courtney Speice on a breakaway that left her face to face with her opponent’s goalie. Speice scored on the goal keepers right side.
“Destrehan always brings their best when we play,” added Crochet. “They play tirelessly and intensely when we meet. DHS’ Taylor Scuyster played and outstanding match and their goal keeper kept the match competitive. The Ladycats prove to be a formidable opponent in our district.”
The Lady Tigers stand with a 11-3-1 overall record, ranking 1-1 in district. Destrehan girls hold an overall record of 1-7-1, standing at 0-2 in district play.