Destrehan strikes early against South Terrebonne
Fri. November 30, 2012 at 9:33 a.m. | By Perry Pitre/Sports Correspondent
BOURG — Destrehan had the hot foot early, scoring four goals in the first 17 minutes of its 7-1 nondistrict win over South Terrebonne at South Terrebonne Memorial Stadium on Thursday.
Junior forward Kyler LeGrange was a one man wrecking crew for the Wildcats, scoring all seven of his team's goals. LeGrange scored in the second, ninth, 13th, and 17th minutes to put the game out of reach before most people had finished their first cup of hot chocolate.
"It was a good 20 minutes," LeGrange said. "We passed the ball well. We did a lot of what we learned in our sessions and clinics. We learned to keep possession is what we really learned, and we executed well."
South Terrebonne (2-5) managed only one shot on goal in the first 20 minutes, putting almost no pressure on the Destrehan goal, until senior Cullen Bergeron split two defenders and put in a crossing shot to make it 4-1.
The Gators seemed to play with a lot more poise after the goal, slowing down Destrehan's offense, and generally looking like a different team.
"It was the idea that we could hit the back of the goal, that we could score points," Bergeron said. "That's what it came down to. No one thought we could score, and then we did. So everyone believed that we could, and that was the difference.
South Terrebonne held until the 34th minute, when Eric Ramirez lofted a beautiful pass to a running LeGrange, who shot it past the goalie to make it 5-1 at halftime.
"We started passing a little better (after Bergeron's goal)," South Terrebonne coach Archie Adams said. "The thing that's hurting us the most is trapping and controlling the ball and keeping possession. We're just giving it back too soon. Not making enough things happen to set ourselves up for shots. So that's what we're going to stress, keep working on trapping."
Destrehan (6-1-1) hit on two late goals, in the 69th and 73rd minutes.
E.D. WHITE CATHOLIC 2,
COUNTRY DAY 0 (GIRLS)
At the Dominican Soccer Classic in New Orleans, the Lady Cardinals led 1-0 at halftime, improved to 2-3-1 overall and got goals from Triston Gros and Ashlynn Folse.
Taylor Benoit got the victory in goal for E.D. White, which returns to action in the tourney at 12:30 p.m. Saturday against Dutchtown.