Trant, Grinstead vault ESJ rally, but fall short at Terrebonne, 3-2

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 7, 2007


Sports Editor

East St. John cut a 2-0 halftime deficit to 3-2 before the final 15 minutes of play, but could draw no closer as Terrebonne notched a 3-2 victory at home over the Wildcats on Monday.

Brandon Trant and Ricky Grinstead each scored second half goals to get East St. John (4-2) back into the game.

“We had them on their heels for the last 30 minutes,” said East St. John Coach Paul Dupuy. “We started playing as a team. Our athleticism I think wore them down a bit.

“But Terrebonne is very skilled. As fast as we were, their passing skills are better, and that was the difference.”

With Terrebonne (9-4-1) leading 2-0 in the second half, Trant made the shot of the day, a volley from 40 yards that the Terrebonne goalkeeper could not make a play on.

“It was really an amazing shot,” said Dupuy.

In the 65th minute of the match, Grinstead, usually a defender, ran up out of the backfield and went on the attack, putting his own shot through.

But Terrebonne was able to defend its goal the rest of the way.

Dupuy could hardly fault his team’s effort for the loss, however.

“Every possession in the second half was a fight,” said Dupuy.