Hahnville rolls past Thibodaux

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 13, 1999

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / January 13, 1999

HAHNVILLE – Seven Hahnville players scored goals, including a hat trick by Jarrad Larousse, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-0 District 8-I victory over Thibodaux Friday afternoon.

Hahnville improved to 15-4-2 overall and 4-0 in district play. Thibodauxdropped to 0-4 in District 8-I and 0-6 overall.

Hahnville dominated on both sides of the field, putting 26 shots on goal to one by Thibodaux. Thibodaux did not get its first shot on goal until the 25-minute mark of the second half against the Hahnville reserves and never seriously threatened.

Hahnville kept the pressure on early with much of the first half played on the Thibodaux side of the field. In the first minute of play, Larousse took ashot from the right side that was stopped by Thibodaux goalie Bradley Brown.

After Hahnville intercepted a goal kick, Brandon Kelly tried a shot from the left side and was denied by Brown. At the eight minute mark, TimSirmon tried to head in a centering pass but had it sail over the net.

Hahnville finally broke through at the nine-minute mark as Kerry Fonseca drilled a shot from the left side and had it deflected by Brown. Laroussetook the deflection on the right side and knocked it past Brown to give Hahnville a 1-0 lead.

Shots by Sirmon and Fonseca went through the crease over the next five minutes. Hahnville got back on the scoreboard as Mark Griffin’s long shotfrom the center of the field went by Brown into the right corner of the net.

Less than a minute later, Griffin looked to center a pass to Fonseca but Brown was there to intercept. After Thibodaux cleared the ball, ChrisClaudet intercepted a pass along the left sidelines and sent a pass ahead to Larousse. Larousse chased down the ball in front of the Thibodauxdefense and knocked it past Brown to make it 3-0 15:30 into the game.

Brown knocked away shots by Claudet and Fonseca in front of the goal and then went to his knees to grab a shot by Joseph Griffin. Mark Griffin thencame in from the right side and centered a pass to Kelly who headed it in for a 4-0 lead at the 20-minute mark. Three minutes later, it wasGriffin’s turn as his corner kick from the right corner was deflected into the net.

Hahnville did not let up on the pressure with headers by Fonseca and Larousse sailing over the net and Brown making a leaping catch of a shot by Larousse from the right corner.

Hahnville made it 6-0 at the 34-minute mark as Griffin passed up the middle to Kelly. Kelly moved in, juked out a defender and sent his shot intothe right corner of the goal. Hahnville finished the half with 16 shots ongoal to none by Thibodaux.

Hahnville again threatened early in the second half. With eight minutesgone by, Jonathan Tregre passed ahead to Larousse. Larousse moved in tocenter but had his shot sail high. Less than a minute later, Larousse gotanother chance, taking a centering pass from Fonseca and sliding it past Brown for his third goal of the game.

Two minutes later, the Tigers again got on the scoreboard as Mark Griffin took a pass at midfield and knocked it ahead to Fonseca behind the Thibodaux defense. Fonseca made a move inside and knocked his shot intothe right side of the net to make it 8-0. Two minutes later, it was almostan instant replay as (See HAHNVILLE, Page 2C) Griffin passed to Claudet ahead of the defense. Claudet moved in and rifleda shot from straight on to make it 9-0 13 minutes into the second half.

Hahnville’s substitutes began coming in at the 14-minute mark and quickly picked up where the starters left off. Sirmon tried a long shot from theright side that deflected off the right goal post. The ball deflected toMichael Madere who tapped it in to make it 10-0.

Thibodaux went on the offensive for one of the first times in the game midway through the half. Jeremy Navarre intercepted a pass and tried along shot on goal, but Matt Cummins, who had come in at goal for Luke Ledet earlier in the half, was able to make the grab.

Hahnville went ahead 11-0 at the 37-minute mark as Michael Frederick centered to Travis Webre who tapped it in past Brown. The two closed outthe scoring as Webre took another centering pass and knocked it into the left corner of the net at the 39-minute mark.

Joseph Griffin, who made some good runs and interceptions to prevent scoring opportunities, was named the Tigers’ top defensive player. Brownwas selected Thibodaux’s top defensive player.

The entire Hahnville defense has picked up recently. The Tigers haveallowed just two shots in victories over Destrehan and Thibodaux in the past week.

“The defense is working very well,” Hahnville coach Rafael de Vega said.

“The whole thing is working well right now.

“We are allowing very few shots. When the defense is working, it can giveyou confidence and makes the whole thing work well.”

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