Wildcat soccer moves to 4-0-1

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 4, 2010



RESERVE — East St. John remains undefeated after five games, defeating South Terrebonne at Joe Keller Memorial Stadium Thursday night, 3-2.

DeChris Strong scored two goals and Andrew Alexander scored another for the Wildcats, who now count their record at 4-0-1.

ESJ led 3-1 at halftime. South Terrebonne scored 15 minutes into the second half, but the Wildcats’ defense stiffened.

“There were a lot of dangerous possessions at the end,” said East St. John coach Paul Dupuy. “Our goalkeeper, Ricky Williams, came out and really made some nice saves, and we were able to hold on.”

Dupuy said his team put together a number of nice offensive possessions but had trouble finishing at times. Still, he said it was very good to see.

“They were really skillful,” said Dupuy. “We passed it well and generated a lot of opportunities for ourselves.”

Dupuy said there is still work to do conditioning wise.

At the end of the game, he felt that his team backtracked into a defensive mode due to fatigue, not attacking as much as in the earlier stages.

“Teams are going to have too many opportunities if we’re not attacking in the middle,” said Dupuy. “We can’t rely too much on our defense. But our guys played hard the whole way. We’d press forward and press, and then slip back into that defensive mindset. We just need to continue to work on our (soccer) conditioning and fitness.”