E.D. White overcomes Terrebonne at CL tourney
Sun. November 18, 2012 at 12:48 a.m. | By Keyon Jeff/Sports Correspondent
Terrebonne’s Elizabeth Jordan (5) moves the ball past E.D. White Catholic’s Callie Authement during Saturday’s match at the Central Lafourche Winter Tournament. (Photo by Keyon K. Jeff/Correspondent)
MATHEWS — In a match where shots were hard to come by, the E.D. White Lady Cardinals made their opportunities count Saturday night in a 3-1 victory over Terrebonne in the Central Lafourche Winter Tournament.
The Lady Tigers controlled possession for three-quarters of the game but only got off 14 shots (10 on goal). E.D. White wasn't any better with 13 shots (five on goals), but striker Triston Gros found the back of the net twice to lead the Lady Cardinals.
"They just made more plays then we did," Terrebonne coach Ray LeCompte said. "They were at the right spots when the bounced their way."
Terrebonne (1-3) got on the scoreboard in the 29th minute. Joelie Cantrelle took a pass and dribbled the ball along the right sideline. She fought off a Lady Cardinal defender and stumbled while booting a 12-yard shot that rolled past for the goal. Cantrelle was hurt on the play but would return.
E.D. White (1-1) netted the equalizer in the 36th minute. Morgan Becnel belted a free kick and Terrebonne goalkeeper Alexis Cedotal came away from the net to try and get the save. However, Gros split two Terrebonne defenders, got to the ball first and tipped it pass Cedotal for the score. The game went into halftime tied 1-1.
"We've scored four goals in the tournament, and Tristan scored three of them," E.D. White coach Don Grabert said. "She's just a tough striker. She'll put her body in there. She does what she has to do in order to get the goal."
The Lady Cardinals found their offensive groove in the final 20 minutes of the game. They possessed the ball longer and made better passes, taking the lead in the 59th minute.
After a battle for the corner kick in the penalty box, the ball landed directly at the feet of Gros. She made a quick turn and rocketed the ball five yards for the goal.
In the 75th minute, Bobbi Grabert dribbled along the left sideline and sent a cross to a teammate on the right side of the field. After Cedotal deflected the initial shot away, Grabert followed the ricochet and booted the ball in for the score.
"We played Mandeville earlier (Saturday, a 3-1 loss). That was our first game of the year," Grabert said. "It's just taken us a little time to get our act together because of the lack of playing time. We're trying to pass the ball more this year, so we can have better possessions."
An early season injury bug has hit Terrebonne, and LeCompte hopes his team can simply survive this stretch until the district schedule begins.
"My top two goaltenders are hurt, and I got four girls swimming (at the state meet). So we're hurting right now," he said. "But we'll be fine when district starts."
For Grabert, he wants his young squad to get some valuable experience from this win over a Division I opponent.
"I don't know if we've beaten Terrebonne in the past, but we're getting better," he said. "As long as we're getting better today and we get better tomorrow, that's all I ask."
Earlier Saturday, the Lady Tigers suffered a 5-0 loss to Hahnville, which led 2-0 at halftime.
Alexis Cedotal was the losing goalkeeper for Terrebonne.
The tournament also featured several other girls soccer teams from the area.
The tournament's host team, Central Lafourche, dropped two games on Saturday.
The Lady Trojans (0-3) lost 2-0 to Mt. Carmel and 4-0 to Archbishop Chappelle.
Vandebilt Catholic's girls soccer team won both of its matches at the Central Lafourche tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Terriers picked up a 2-1 win over Mt. Carmel, getting goals from Makelle Pena and Kim Grasso.
The Lady Terriers also defeated Archbishop Chapelle, 4-1, on Saturday. Goal scorers for Vandebilt were Kayla Wayne, Morgan Lewis, Grasso and Pena.
Emma Guidry was the goal keeper in both matches for Vandebilt.
The Lady Tarpons (3-3 overall) went 1-2 on Saturday, defeating East St. John 2-1 but losing 4-0 to Thibodaux and 4-0 to Mount Carmel's junior varsity squad.
The Lady Braves (2-1-1) defeated St. Charles Catholic 4-1 and lost to Vandebilt's junior varsity squad 4-0 on Saturday.
Against St. Charles Catholic, Faylee Sokolowsiski scored two goals, while Catherine Schexnayder and Cassie Becnel each added a goal.
Ruth Gauthreaux and Halie Smith each spent time as goal keepers for the Lady Braves.
Thibodaux capped its showing at the Central Lafourche tournament with wins over South Terrebonne on Friday and South Lafourche on Saturday.
The Lady Tigers (2-0) beat South Terrebonne 3-0, getting goals from Courtney Hepola, Kiamone Dunbar and Heather Naquin.
Thibodaux knocked off South Lafourche 4-0, with two goals coming from Erin Brannigan and one each from Adrian Gauthreaux and Hepola.
Assists in both games came from Katelyn Terrell, Nia Walker, Brannigan and Naquin.
The Lady Gators moved to 3-1 overall with a 2-0 win over East St. John on Saturday.
South Terrebonne's goals were by Carrigan Chauvin and Alaina Arceneaux. Megan Trosclair had five saves.
VANDEBILT, E.D. WHITE COMPETE AT SACRED HEART CUP TOURNAMENT
At Houma, varsity soccer teams at Vandebilt Catholic and E.D. White Catholic competed during the first-day of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Cup Soccer Tournament on Saturday.
The tournament is being held in Houma due to a field availability problem in New Orleans.
The results of the varsity soccer games on Saturday were Brother Martin defeating Vandebilt Catholic, 5-0; Jesuit beating E.D. White, 4-0; Brother Martin defeating St. Paul's, 2-0; Jesuit knocking off St. Stanislaus of Bay St. Louis, Miss., 9-0; St. Paul's tying E.D. White, 1-1; and Vandebilt beating St. Stanislaus, 5-1.
The tournament, which will be held at Vandebilt's Buddy Marcello Stadium in Houma, will conclude today with three matches, beginning with E.D. White vs. Brother Martin at 9:30 a.m., St. Paul's vs. St. Stanislaus at 11 a.m. and Vandebilt vs. Jesuit at 12:30 p.m. The tournament's championship match will be played later today.