Bourgeois' four goals propel St. Amant to shutout victory

Kyle Riviere
St. Amant's Briggs Bourgeois scored all four of St. Amant's goals in the shutout win over Dutchtown. Photo by Dewey Keller.

No one could stop St. Amant sophomore Briggs Bourgeois last Wednesday night.

Bourgeois showed why he was selected as the district's MVP as a freshman last year.

The two-sport star single-handedly shredded Dutchtown's defense and scored all four of the Gators' goals in a 4-0 shutout victory. It was St. Amant's fifth straight win against the Griffins.

Heading into the district contest, the Gators had been hot--winning three straight matches. They kept the momentum going against parish rival Dutchtown.

Early on, both teams struggled to find offense but at the 24th minute, Bourgeois put the first point on the board as got a shot past goalkeeper Christian Carildo.

Dutchtown tried desperately to knot the game up before the end of the first half. They got off three shots on goal, but St. Amant goalkeeper Brenden Davis kept coming up with saves.

The game remained within reach for the Griffins until the 47th minute. That's when Bourgeois struck again and broke the match wide open.

He knocked in his second goal of the contest to give St. Amant some breathing room at 2-0 and just nine minutes later, he earned the hat trick.

With the commanding 3-0 advantage, Bourgeois went out on a high note as he scored an amazing fourth goal at the 73rd minute. It helped the Gators notch an impressive 4-0 district victory.

Offensively, it was all about Bourgeois for St. Amant but defensively, it was Davis that secured the shutout. He collected five saves throughout the match.

On the other side, Carildo had four saves, but he just couldn't contain last year's district MVP.

The loss was Dutchtown's first in a month. It was also their first district defeat of the season. It brought their record to 9-4-2 overall.

As for St. Amant, the win was able to up their overall record to 10-4-2 and 3-2 within the district.