DHS, HHS best Lady Wildcats in district play

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Sports Editor

The East St. John Lady Wildcats fell twice in district play last week, 7-0 at Destrehan on Wednesday and 7-0 at home on Friday to Hahnville.

Hahnville (8-7-3, 2-2) remained in contention in District 6-I with the victory.

East St. John Coach Jason Beber said that Hahnville’s defense and goalkeeping was the biggest key to the game.

“The game had a real back and forth tempo to it,” Beber said. “Their goalkeeper was excellent. She stopped a number of potential scores from getting through. She was a great defender to have back there”

Offensively, Hahnville’s strikers did their damage on deep shots, off of rebounds and on corner kicks.

At Destrehan on Wednesday, East St. John (5-4, 0-4) suffered with a number of its players out sick. Destrehan’s depth advantage wore down the Wildcats.

“They had more numbers than we did, and we got winded,” said Beber.

Destrehan (8-7, 1-3) was able to add to a first half lead as the game went on and the Wildcats began to fade.

Two players Beber said did play well over the two games were sweeper Jessica Pecquet and striker Tia Casadaban.

“(Pecquet) is playing tremendously for us. She’s made a lot of nice passes to the wings, and has been good on corner kicks for us.”

A lot of those nice passes end up with Casadaban, which, Beber says, is no accident.

“She’s our leading striker. We try to get it to her,” Beber said.