Lady Griffins knock out St. Joseph’s

Peter Silas Pasqua
Dutchtown’s Erica Sweeney gains possession ahead of St. Joseph’s Morgan Simpson in the second half of the Lady Griffins’ 6-1 victory Monday night.

GEISMAR - Dutchtown answered an early goal by St. Joseph’s Academy and never looked back on way to a 6-1 victory Monday night at Griffin Field.

The Lady Griffins (10-0-3) got goals from Chelsea Cruthirds, Lindi Robichaux and Lexi Gibbs.

Cruthirds scored three goals, Gibbs two and Robichaux one as Dutchtown outshot the Lady Redstickers 28-5.

“We had a good distribution of goals,” Dutchtown head coach Anant Vyas said. “The triple threat is what you need. If you have misdirection and changing point of attacks, it is hard to defend. The offense got into a rhythm and our defenders got more involved. We have to continue to share the ball amongst each other. We really didn’t allow them to get any possession at all.”

St.?Joseph’s (6-9) got on the board first when Grace Gremilion headed in a throw in in the seventh minute. It took the Lady Griffins 15 minutes later to knot it up on Cruthirds’ penalty kick. 

“We need consistentcy,” Vyas said. “After they scored, I think we were tentative. Once we got the neutralizing goal, then we started playing. What I asking them to do is constantly play at that level.”

With about six minutes remaining in the half Dutchtown took a 3-1 halftime lead on goals from Cruthirds and Gibbs in the space of a minute.

“You can’t cover them all,” St. Joseph’s head coach Craig Winchell said. “They have good players at every key position. They move the ball well and gave us problems all over the field. They push a lot of players up and they have talent. They are an experienced team but I was still proud of how we played.”

Dutchtown went up 4-1 on Gibbs’ header from Cruthirds’ side pass to the middle of the goal 10 minutes into the second half.

The Lady Griffins broke St. Joseph’s back with two goals in less than a minute once again. Gibbs fed Cruthirds and Robichaux put a 20 yard left foot kick into the bottom of the right corner to get into the scoring card after twice hitting the sidebar.

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Dutchtown's Lindi Robichaux scores a goal in the second half.