SCC sets up district battle

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 2, 2000

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / February 2, 2000

METAIRIE – With a game against Country Day to decide the District 8-III championship coming up Wednesday, St. Charles Catholic could have easilyoverlooked its game at Ecole Classique Saturday morning.

The Comets put those fears to rest early, however, scoring six goals in the first 14 minutes on their way to a 10-1 victory.

The victory improved St. Charles Catholic to 12-3-1 overall and 6-1 indistrict and set up the deciding showdown with Country Day tonight. Thegame is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Thomas Dupuy Stadium.”This win was a credit to the kids,” St. Charles Catholic coach Mickey Simonsaid. “I think we stress the importance of every game but it’s a credit to thekids that we didn’t have to say too much about it (prior to this game). Theytook it upon themselves and came to play.”St. Charles Catholic put the pressure on Ecole Classique (2-6-1) early andkept it on the Spartans throughout the first half. In the opening two minutes,Allan Doubleday passed to Bret Deroche whose shot from the left side was grabbed by Spartan goal keeper Zack Luther. A minute later, Justin Chauvinmoved in and tried a shot that was grabbed by Luther.

The Comets got on the scoreboard at the 4:30 mark as Doubleday headed in a pass from Jon Boucvalt over Luther for a 1-0 lead. Less than a minutelater, Andrew Revall put a shot on that was kicked out by Luther.

Doubleday got his second goal at the eight-minute mark as he moved in and deflected a shot off a defender into the left side of the net. Boucvalt madeit 3-0 a minute later by taking a loose ball in front and drilling a shot through the crease into the left side of the net.

It was 4-0 at the 10-minute mark as Boucvalt angled a shot into the left side of the net. Doubleday got the hat trick at the 11-minute mark, taking abouncing ball in the box and directing a kick past Luther. Chauvin then passedahead to Revall who knocked a shot past Luther, making it 6-0 14 minutes into the contest.

Philip Hoffman came close to making it 7-0 three minutes later when his kick from the middle of the field sailed wide left. After a shot by Doubleday wasgrabbed by Luther, Stefan Villafana stole a pass and passed to Chauvin whose header sailed over the net.

The Comets got back on the scoreboard at the 26-minute mark of the first half as Chauvin passed ahead to Boucvalt. Boucvalt took the ball down theright side and directed a kick past Luther for his third goal and a 7-0 lead.

Shots by Doubleday and James Cupit were grabbed by Luther over the next nine minutes. A shot by Cupit at the 37-minute mark was also grabbed byLuther, leaving the score at 7-0 at the end of the first half.

Cupit also got the first scoring opportunity of the second half but his shot from the left side just missed the right corner of the net. Villafana took aloose ball in front at the nine-minute mark but his shot went just wide left.

Ecole Classique got its first scoring opportunity at the 15-minute mark but Matt Misiek’s shot was kicked out by Comet goalie David LeBlanc. The Cometsthen took the ball upfield with Villafana passing to Cupit. Cupit then passedto Doubleday who angled a kick from the left side into the right side of the net, increasing the lead to 8-0.

Ecole Classique threatened again at the halfway mark of the half as Sean Busenlener’s shot sailed high. St. Charles Catholic again regained control withJohn Howard trying a shot that was deflected out by Luther. On the cornerkick, Howard centered a shot that was deflected to Hoffman. Hoffman tookthe deflection and knocked it into the left side of the net, making it 9-0 at the 24-minute mark.

Ecole Classique’s Jonathan Reinhardt took a centering pass at the 35-minute mark but had his shot sail high. After Hoffman had a shot grabbed by Luther,Daniel carbo centered a pass to Cupit. Cupit charged up front and knockedthe shot past Luther for a 10-0 advantage heading into the final minute.

Ecole Classique got on the scoreboard in the final minute as Misiek angled a shot from the right side into the left side of the net.

Hoffman was named the top defender for the Comets while Ian Hedgewood earned it for the Spartans.

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