Seasons end for Ascension soccer teams

Kyle Riviere
The Dutchtown girls lost to Mount Carmel 1-0 in the second round. Photo by Dewey Keller.

It will be another year where an Ascension soccer team failed to get past the second round of the playoffs.

Last week, the Dutchtown and East Ascension girls and St. Amant boys all fell in their respective regional games to bring their great seasons to premature ends.

It started with the No. 14 Lady Griffins on Thursday. After a 4-3 win over Terrebonne in the opening round, they made the trip to New Orleans to face third-seeded Mount Carmel and fell just short at 1-0.

Though they lost, it was an inspired effort for Dutchtown. They held the powerhouse to only one goal after putting up a dominating 10 scores in their opening-round victory against John Ehret.

Unfortunately, the Lady Griffins weren't able to mount much offense as they were held to only two shots on goal.

Dutchtown finished the year 14-9-2.

Because of cold conditions that froze over many roads up north, the East Ascension vs. Byrd girl's game was postponed until Thursday.

The No. 10 Lady Spartans were coming off of a 4-2 win over Walker in the first round.

However, they couldn't keep their season alive in Shreveport. They fell to No. 7 Byrd 4-1.

Byrd jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Janna Gautreau finally cut into the advantage with a goal that came with just 10 minutes remaining.

Byrd quickly responded as they tacked on two more scores to run away with the victory. The loss ended East Ascension's season at 19-7.

The St. Amant boys blanked Central Lafourche in their opening-round game, but they couldn't maintain the momentum against No. 5 Lafayette on Thursday.

The Gators tripped up 5-3 in their regional matchup--ending their year much sooner than they had hoped.