Lady Comets defense taking charge as St. Charles wins two in a row

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 7, 2007


Sports Editor

After a rough beginning to the 2007 season, the St. Charles Lady Comets find themselves on a bit of a roll.

After starting the season 1-6-1, the Comets scored two consecutive victories this week, defeating Destrehan on Tuesday 2-1, then hosting and defeating Chapelle on Thursday, 2-0.

“Our girls are finding themselves on the field before district play starts,” said St. Charles’ Coach Don Peyton. “Now, they realize that we can hang with anyone if we play our game.”

Reyna Lubin scored a goal in each half of the Comets’ 2-0 win over Chapelle (2-3).

Peyton says that Lubin, who has scored at least one goal in each game this season, is seeing increased one-on-one opportunities due to the adjustments that the team has made.

“Our team realizes that teams are going to double and triple Reyna if we give them a chance to,” said Peyton. “Our players are playing the ball and drawing the attention out. When she does get it, she has a chance to score.”

Tuesday, the story was very similar. Lubin scored in each half, including a goal to break the 1-1 tie that the Comets and Wildcats (7-3) found themselves embroiled in.

The team’s defensive results have noticeably improved since Kristen Carrier was designated the team’s starting goalkeeper last Saturday. In the Comets’ first five games, St. Charles allowed five or more goals three times. Since then, the team has allowed three, two, one, and zero, as the team has gone 2-1-1 in that stretch.

“The whole team is really gelling together and playing well defensively,” said Peyton.