MCHS soccer teams beat Belle Chasse Thursday
The Morgan City soccer teams swept Belle Chasse at home Thursday, including four goals by Celest Williams in the girls’ contest.
The Morgan City girls won 7-0, while the boys edged Belle Chasse 3-2.
In the girls’ contest, Hannah Toups scored the first goal in the third minute following pass from Esther Vazques.
However, the Lady Tigers went scoreless for 20 minutes until Shawn Guillot connected with Williams, who knocked the ball in the back of the net for a 2-0 Morgan City advantage.
In the second half, Williams scored her second goal in the 51st minute following a pass from Sarah Patterson, while four minutes later, she recorded her third following some great passing between Toups and Hannah Falgout to set up Williams, coach Trevor Patterson said.
Williams recorded another goal in the 60th minute following a pass by Chandler Pasqua, and in the 70th minute, after the Belle Chasse goalie bobbled a kick by Williams, Falgout knocked the ball into the goal for another score.
Morgan City scored a final goal after Guillot knocked the ball in following a Belle Chasse defensive error in the 72nd minute.
In the boys’ contest, Morgan City struck first as Sergize Flores connected on a goal in the 10th minute after h stole the ball from a defender and knocked in the shot from 30 yards away.
The Cardinals tied game seven minutes later on a penalty kick.
The Tigers retook the lead in the 22nd minute after Flores connected with Irving Delgado, who got by four defenders and connected on a goal.
Flores had an assist to Logan Scully for the Tigers’ final goal in the 49th minute.
On Monday, both teams started their seasons with rough outings as the squads fell to St. Thomas More.
The Lady Tigers fell 10-0 and the boys fell 5-0.
Patterson noted that St. Thomas More had dropped down from Division 1 a year ago and had “a great pool of players.” He said the Cougars and Lady Cougars should be ranked among Division 2’s top 5 when polls come out.
A year ago, St. Thomas More was a quarterfinalist in both boys’ and girls’ soccer.
Morgan City will return to action Saturday as both teams travel to face Lutcher.