Lady Tigers come up short in upset bid of district-leading Griffins

In a game more suitable for duck hunting, the Lady Tigers were on the prowl to upset the District 6-leading Dutchtown Griffins at Hahnville High School.

But a late goal by Dutchtown gave the Griffins a 1-0 victory.

“It rained the entire game. I was very proud of the way the Lady Tigers handled the situation,” head coach Shaun Crochet said.  “Not one of the girls complained of the weather.  They were focused on winning the game.”

The Lady Tigers lost the game in the final seconds when Lexi Gibbs of Dutchtown kicked the ball from 35 yards out and it went over the fingertips of goalie Destiny Louviere.

Louviere played a great game for the Tigers. Her great defense kept the Dutchtown Griffins from scoring in the first half and second half until the final seconds.

Defenders Claire Crutti, Kayleigh Mayeux and Marissa Aucoin contributed to the excellent defensive stands.

Midfielders Peyton Percle, Jessica St. Pierre, Courtney Speice, Brandi Soignier, and Brandi Fabre also kept up the pressure on the defense and made excellent tackles, while making some plays for the offense as well.

“Our midfield setup forwards Jessica Donnaud, Arden Robert, Annie Kinler and Grayson Touchard.” Crochet said.

The Lady Tigers had several chances numerous times in the game to make goals and the Griffins denied the Tigers’ efforts.

The Lady Tigers are currently in third place in District 6.
“There are 10 districts and the top three from each district go to the playoffs,” Crochet said. “The playoff bracket has 32 spots, which leaves 2 wildcard teams to be named later.  Hopefully, we will be in that number after the second round of play.”

The Lady Tigers play next play Friday at 6 p.m. when they host East St. John.


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