SCC advances in soccer, facing Episcopal today

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Lady Comets fall short 1-0


Sports Editor

LAPLACE — SCC soccer braved the wind and rain last Friday night in a home game for the bi-district round of the playoffs where Pointe Coupee brought home an upset victory over the Lady Comets in the girls match-up and the St. Charles boys team ran over Redemptorist.

The early game had the Lady Comets playing into a strong headwind during the first half, which gave the SCC squad trouble clearing the ball from their own backfield. After halftime, with the wind to their backs, St. Charles stayed on the offensive for much of the second half. Despite numerous shots, Pointe Coupee goalie Kathleen Posey kept her net clean, helping to hold the Lady Comets scoreless.

With just more than seven minutes to play in the game, it seemed only a matter of time before SCC would get on the scoreboard first. But the Lady Cougars finally got the ball upfield where they were the recipients of a foul shot in the 36th minute.

Though the penalty shot missed the mark, a Pointe Coupee defender sent the ball back into the box where it eventually found the Lady (From page 9A)

Cougar’s Cheyene Moeller who knocked it in.

The Lady Comets thrilled the home crowd with several more pushes in the waning minutes for some true opportunities, but were unable to convert leaving them with a 1-0 loss to finish the season.

While the outcome of the girls game came down to the wire, the boys game couldn’t have been any more the opposite. As fans poured into the stadium, the Comets had posted three goals before many of them had found their seats.

With goals by Chris Illski, Casey Graver, Peter Lambert-Oswald and Stephen Bordelon, each with two in the first half, the Comets went into the break with a 6-1 lead. After the halftime, and with the wind kicking up and the tempretures dipping, St. Charles Stephen Bordelon and Illski each scored another goal to ice the Wolves with the rain beginning to fall.

SCC’s Preston Landry notched the victory from the goalie position as the Comets went to 19-4-2 on the season.

The win advances the St. Charles squad to the regional round of the soccer post-season where they are set to play the Episcopal Knights in Baton Rouge today. The Knights are coming off of a 4-0 upset over Pope John Paul over the weekend.