Lady Comets come from behind, notch first playoff win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Sports Editor

The wait is over for the St. Charles Lady Comets.

Reyna Lubin scored two goals to lead host St. Charles to a 2-1 comeback victory over Parkview Baptist on Friday night in a bi-district playoff match.

And with the win, the Lady Comets advance in the postseason for the first time in school history, since the program was adopted in 2000.

“There are really no words to say. There’s no way to put how happy we are to be the first ones,” said the Comets’ Clarissa Guidry.

Said Comets’ Coach Don Peyton: “The girls went crazy. They’re so excited right now.”

St. Charles (7-12) will host Catholic Pointe Coupee (15-7-2) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the Regional round. The Hornets defeated Christian Life 5-1 in the first round, and are the top seed from District 4-III.

Parkview scored in the 15th minute of the match to take a 1-0 lead on a line-drive kick from 20 yards away.

But St. Charles would answer, via a Lubin goal in the 25th minute on a drive to the net.

Lubin would soon give her team a halftime lead, as she scored on a 20-yard shot of her own in the 35th minute.

St. Charles was able to hold the lead, and the Eagles had to press as time ticked away. The Comets dropped back into defense mode, but Parkview was able to get some shots off.

Comets’ goalkeeper Kristen Carrier answered the call.

“She had a super game,” said Peyton. “She made the saves when we needed them. They were pounding shots at us in the last five minutes.”

The Comets were missing three starters in the game, so Peyton needed someone to step up and fill in.

Junior Brooke Carmouche and sophomores Guidry and Cassi Drexel each filled in strongly and gave St. Charles a chance to advance.

“Teams win and lose, not individuals,” said Peyton. “They stepped up a lot. If it wasn’t for them giving us 100%, we’d have been in trouble.”

Carrier said that she and her teammates knew exactly what was at stake throughout the entire match.

“We each knew what the others were thinking,” she said. “We knew how much everyone here wanted to win. We pulled together.”