SCREENING: Dutchtown, EA win 3 of 4; Lady Gators split at Black and Goal Tournament

Peter Silas Pasqua
St. Amant’s Amanda Jackson advances the ball from near the Lady Gators’ goal during their 4-1 victory over University Sunday morning at the Black and Goal Tournament at Tee Joe Gonzales Soccer Complex.

Dutchtown and East Ascension each won three of four games at St. Amant’s Black and Goal Tournament this weekend, while the Lady Gators split four at the Tee Joe Gonzales Soccer Complex.

The Lady Griffins (5-0-1) opened the tournament with a 1-1 tie against St. Thomas More Saturday morning before defeating Catholic New Iberia 4-0 in the afternoon. Dutchtown downed West Monroe 2-0 Sunday morning and Northlake Christian 10-0 in the afternoon.

East Ascension (5-2) defeated Central Lafourche 3-0 Saturday morning before falling to St. Thomas More 4-1 in the afternoon. The Lady Spartans rebounded to drop Northlake Christian 7-0 Sunday morning and Zachary 2-0 in the afternoon.

St. Amant (2-3) fell to Mount Carmel 9-0 to open the tournament before losing 3-0 to Catholic New Iberia.?The Lady Gators rebounded Sunday to defeat University 4-1 and Central Lafourche 2-0.

Chelsea Cruthirds scored the lone goal for the Lady Griffins against St. Thomas More. Lexi Gibbs had three goals and Lindi Robichaux added one against Catholic New Iberia. Cruthirds scored both goals against West Monroe, while Robichaux had three goals, Cruthirds and Gibbs each two and Megan?Romaire and Stephanie Dushenberry one apiece against Northlake Christian.

“This is good preparation,” Dutchtown head coach Anant Vyas said. “It is good to have them working with the ball in competition. We mixed things up this weekend like putting forwards on defense.

“St. Thomas More was young but they are a good team. They scored first. It was an early morning game. We came out in the second half playing like we are capable of. We had more scoring opportunities and should have won.”

Marissa Sanchez scored two goals for the Lady Spartans against Central Lafourche and Alyssa LeBlanc added one. Jordan Guidry scored East Ascension’s lone goal against St.?Thomas More. Sanchez and Rebecca Austin each had two goals against Northlake Christian while LeBlanc, Caitlin Roddy and Alaina Vanadore had one apiece. Austin?scored both goals against Zachary.

“We know there were areas where we made mistakes but we are very pleased,” East Ascension head coach Christopher Goodall said. “It is a well run tournament and it is really good playing a variety of competition. I was most pleased with our first half against St. Thomas More. When it gets to the fourth game, it is a little tougher because you are playing on tired legs but it is four more games where the girls get to play together.”

Destiny Bourgeois scored all four goals for St. Amant against University. Bourgeois and Dana Fekete had a goal apiece against Central Lafourche.

“Today (Sunday), things were flowing more smoothly and we created more opportunities all around,” St. Amant head coach Jason Naquin said. “I don’t shy away from tough competition. I feel like we need those big games, so down the road, you will have seen what everybody has.

“This was our biggest tournament, yet. We had teams from all over. Up north and down south. We had to bump it over to a fourth field and we had the most games ever. I have gotten nothing but positive responses. Overall, it went well.”

Dutchtown’s Kaylie Dinning battles for possession against Mount Carmel in last year’s Black and Goal Tournament at the Tee Joe Gonzales Soccer Complex.