MCHS Lady Tigers win 2-1 via PKs
Morgan City High School’s Lady Tigers defeated South Terrebonne in a road game Tuesday, 2-1 via penalty kicks. The Lady Tigers’ winning kick came off the foot of Hannah Toups, while Morgan City goalie Layne Reynaud, above in earlier season action, made the winning save. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Jon Reynaud )
The Morgan City Lady Tigers survived on the road, topping South Terrebonne, 2-1, via penalty kicks.
The Lady Tigers and Lady Gators played to a 0-0 tie in both regulation and two overtimes, meaning the teams went to penalty kicks to decide the outcome.
Morgan City coach Trevor Patterson credited South Terrebonne with limiting Morgan City on offense.
“We had numerous chances to score and to win the game outright, but our shots were off target or our passes weren’t fluent. It was a combination of things that led to a 0-0 game.”
While both teams missed on their first shots, South Terrebonne’s second shot was saved by goalie Layne Reynaud and the Lady Tigers followed it up with a goal by Sarah Patterson.
South Terrebonne responded with a goal on its next kick.
While both teams missed their next kick, Morgan City’s Hannah Toups connected on another Lady Tiger goal on their next attempt for a 2-1 Morgan City advantage.
Reynaud saved South Terrebonne’s next shot to secure the victory.
On Friday, the Lady Tigers fell in district play to Division 2’s second-ranked squad, Vandebilt Catholic, 9-0.
Patterson said early on, the game appeared as if it would be “a good one, but Vandebilt was too much for our defense, and once they scored, it just deflated the back line.”
Tigers win 2-0
The Morgan City Tigers completed the sweep with a 2-0 win against South Terrebonne in boys’ action.
Morgan City scored both goals in the first half — one by Sergize Flores and another by Logan Scully.
On Friday, Morgan City fell to Division 2’s fourth-ranked squad, Vandebilt Catholic, in Houma, 4-1.
While Patterson said the game initially was close and his squad could have taken the lead twice, they couldn’t connect on goals.
Vandebilt, however, scored three goals in five minutes.
Irving Delgado scored the Tigers’ lone goal.
Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers will play at home Tuesday as they celebrate Senior Night against Ellender. The boys’ teams will play at 5 p.m., while the girls’ squads will meet at 7 p.m.