GEISMAR - Jesuit’s Patrick Mullins scored two goals within a minute just before half-time to pace the Blue Jays to a 4-0 victory over Dutchtown Friday afternoon at Griffin Field.


“They are good all over the field,” Dutchtown head coach Larry Chambless said. They play at a different level and a different rate of speed and everybody on the field can handle the ball at high intensity. We knew that coming in. That is why you put them on the schedule.


GEISMAR - Jesuit’s Patrick Mullins scored two goals within a minute just before half-time to pace the Blue Jays to a 4-0 victory over Dutchtown Friday afternoon at Griffin Field.

“They are good all over the field,” Dutchtown head coach Larry Chambless said. They play at a different level and a different rate of speed and everybody on the field can handle the ball at high intensity. We knew that coming in. That is why you put them on the schedule.

“In some spots, we did a lot of great things and obviously we made a few errors they capitalized on. Our defense had issues early trying to adjust to the speed. We have to go back to the drawing board and make adjustments.”

Jesuit (10-0-1) also got two second-half goals from Mark Reuther and Patrick Culotta.

“They put up a great fight but I think the third goal finished Dutchtown off,” Jesuit head coach Hubie Collins said. “Scoring the third goal kind of killed the game off from an emotional point of view.  I think we controlled the second half and played at our tempo. I don’t think they had a shot in the second half.

“We came out here and saw that it was a narrow field with a crown so we adjusted our formations to suit. We were a little bit worried about long throw ins but we handled it well. We were really up for the game and played one of our better games of the year.”

Dutchtown (8-2-1) had trouble maintaining possession against Jesuit’s defense.

“Coming into this game against this type of quality competition, possession-wise they were probably going to get the better end,” Chambless said. “To beat a team, you don’t have to be the best 11 players on the field. You have to be able to understand their system and create a system from our side that can be effective against them. Whether it is pretty to an observer doesn’t matter. We are never going to face a team like that and be able to string together 12 passes so you have be able work within your system and look for transition balls and try to get numbers forward.”

Mullins scored the game’s first goal 30 minutes into the contest when he took a pass off his chest near the goal into the air and made a quick turnaround shot. His second goal, a minute later came when Dutchtown goal keeper Ian Hanlon was drawn from the net and Mullins dribbled around him.

“He scored two nice goals,” Collins said. “The first goal was a great link play. He took it on his chest and turned hitting it on the volley giving the goal keeper no chance. He has been scoring some spectacular goals for us.”

After Hanlon saved Zach Correa and Patrick Warwick’s shots to open the contest, Drake Fruge passed to Ryan Reid for a shot that Jesuit goal keeper Stephen Andrieu caught. Stephen Cabo’s shot was just right before Hanlon caught Micheal Simmons.

Hanlon tipped Reuther’s shot off the rebound of Chris DeRojas’ shot, but the ball rolled in to put Jesuit ahead 3-0, 10 minutes into the second half.

“The third one we had a chance of holding onto,” Chambless said. “That was the one that kind of dribbled out of the keeper’s hands. You could see a little bit of let down at that point.”

Eight minutes later, DeRoja fed Culotta inside from the corner to reflect the final tally.