Comets notch shutout over Chapelle

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Sports Editor

After a difficult non-district schedule, coupled with a series of ill-timed injuries left St. Charles having lost 10 of its first 13 soccer matches, the Lady Comets are back on the upswing. And it couldn’t come at a better time.

After a district opening win over Riverside last Tuesday, St. Charles built on that victory with a 3-0 win over Chapelle on Thursday at LaSalle.

Reyna Lubin followed up on her six goal performance on Tuesday by scoring all three Comet goals on Thursday.

Now the Comets (5-10, 1-0) enter a season-ending string of district matches, including a rematch with Riverside and two matchups with district co-leader E.D. White.

The Comets shook off a sluggish start to the game to defeat the Chipmunks, controlling the ball and the match throughout the second half on a windy, muddy day.

“I think we were able to wear them down late in the game,” said St. Charles Assistant coach David Bordelon. “We have a bit more depth, and we had the advantage with the wind in the second half.

“They couldn’t match up with Reyna’s speed at that point, and she was able to score a couple more.”

St. Charles led 1-0 at halftime.

Comets’ goalkeeper Kristen Carrier tallied six saves helped her team secure their second straight defensive shutout.

Bordelon also praised the play of Emily Bourgeois, Rikki Bratcher and Jamey-Lynn LaBranche as among those who helped the Comets control possession of the ball throughout the game.