Comets control ball, match with Houma Christian

Published 11:45 pm Friday, December 14, 2012



LAPLACE – St. Charles already had control of its home soccer match with former district foe Houma Christian as the Comets entered the second half with a 3-0 lead. But it didn’t take long for SCC to remove all doubt as to the night’s victor.

St. Charles scored two goals in just over a minute to begin the second half to jump out to a 5-0 lead, en route to the Comets’ eventual 7-0 win at home.

The win was the Comets’ second on the season as they improved to 2-3.

Dalton Landry and Andre St. Martin scored the goals to begin the second half: Landry on a one-timer type play at point blank range, and St. Martin on a high-arcing shot that found its way into the top of the net from long range.

Landry scored two goals on the night.

Troy Orkes, Matt Broussard, Nick Roussel and Jackson Young each scored goals for St. Charles.

The Comets kept impeccable control of the ball – almost the entirety of the match was contested on Houma Christian’s end of the field.

“We did a good job moving the ball back and forth … We made them get back on defense,” said Landry. “We just wanted to come out and play our best.”

To at least one end, the Comets accomplished that goal, said SCC coach Sean LeBlanc.

“This was probably our best performance in terms of ball movement and of the guys off the ball getting to the right spots,” said LeBlanc. “We didn’t give (Houma Christian” any easy runs.”

St. Charles won its opener this season over St. Thomas Aquinas, but dropped its next three; SCC played an extremely tough opening schedule that saw the Comets run into three teams that reached the Division III semifinals last season, including STA.

The Comets’ defense has been there all season, and Thursday was no exception to that, the team recording its first shutout of the season.

“We stepped up and made them make quick passes,” said Landry. “We closed any open gaps they may have had.”