Girls to determine soccer finalists Friday; Newman, Haynes look to reach boys finals

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The soccer state championships are next week at Tad Gormley Stadium and we will know the participants by late Friday.

All eight semifinals will be contested Friday with a strong New Orleans flavor in three of the four classifications.

In Division I, unbeaten St. Scholastica (21-0) meets district rival Fontainebleau (16-4) for the third time this season. The Doves won the regular season games 5-1 and 1-0.

The Doves wiped out New Iberia 8-0 before edging Northshore 1-0 in another district rematch. The Bulldogs have playoff wins over Lafayette 3-0 and Acadiana 1-0.

The other semifinal is a rematch of last year’s championship matchup as third-seed and defending champion Mount Carmel (21-5-2) travels to Shreveport to take on Byrd (21-3-4) at 5:30 p.m.

The Cubs defeated the Yellow Jackets 2-1 in the title match a year ago. Earlier this season, Byrd defeated Mount Carmel 1-0 at home on Dec. 1.

The Yellow Jackets have playoff wins over Baton Rouge (2-0) and St. Joseph Academy (3-1) while the Cubs advanced with 3-0 wins over East Ascension and Dominican.

Fifth-seed and four-time defending state champion Ben Franklin (14-7) travels to top-seed St. Thomas More (21-4-2).

The Falcons have playoff wins over Terrebonne (5-3) and Central Lafourche (2-0). The Cougars edged Carencro (2-1) and clobbered South Terrebonne (8-0).

In the other Division II matchup, second-seed Lakeshore (17-2-4) entertains third-seed Alexandria (21-3-3) at 5 p.m.

The Titans advanced with 4-0 victories over Sam Houston and Parkway. The Trojans defeated Central (3-1) and West Ouachita (5-0).

In Division III, the rivalry continues as fifth-seed E.D. White Cahtolic (20-4-5) travels to top-seed and defending state champion Vandebilt Catholic (23-8-3). The Terriers won two of three regular season meetings.

In the other Division III semifinal, sixth-seed Teurlings Catholic (12-7-4) plays at second-seed Loyola Prep (20-6-3).

In Division IV, fourth-seed and defending state champion Newman (16-7) travels to top-seed Ascension Episcopal (20-3-1).

The Greenies have playoff wins over Haynes (2-0) and Catholic of New Iberia (7-0). The Blue Gators advanced with wins over Lafayette Christian (7-0) and Archbishop Hannan (3-1).

The other Division IV matchup pits 11th-seed Country Day (9-10-6) at second-seed St. Charles Catholic (17-2-1)

The Cajuns defeated McGehee (3-1) and St. Frederick (1-0) in the playoffs. The Comets shut out Riverside 1-0 and Holy Savior Menard 2-0.

In boys Division IV semifinal action Friday, fourth-seeded Evangel Christian (16-5-4) travels to Lupin Field to take on top-seed Newman (18-2-3).

The Greenies have playoff wins over Dunham (8-0) and Northlake Christian (2-1). The Eagles advanced with victories over Glenmora (4-0) and Westminster Christian (2-1).

The other Division IV semifinal Friday sends sixth-seed Haynes (18-3) to second-seed Episcopal of Acadiana (15-3-5).

Haynes has playoff wins over Archbishop Hannan (4-3) and Holy Savior Menard (2-0).

The Falcons beat St. Martin’s Episcopal (6-0) and St. Frederick (4-0).

Girls Prep Soccer Playoff Schedule for Friday, Feb. 17

Division I

(4) Fontainebleau at (1) St. Scholastica, 6 p.m.

(3) Mount Carmel at (2) Byrd, 5:30 p.m.

Division II

(5) Ben Franklin at (1) St. Thomas More, 6 p.m.

(3) Alexandria at (2) Lakeshore, 5 p.m.

Division III

(5) E.D. White Catholic at (1) Vandebilt Catholic, 5 p.m.

(6) Teurlings Catholic at (2) Loyola Prep, 7 p.m. at Messmer Stadium

Division IV

(4) Newman at (1) Ascension Episcopal, 4 p.m.

(11) Country Day at (2) St. Charles Catholic, 5 p.m.

Boys

Division IV

(4) Evangel Christian at (1) Newman, 5 p.m. at Lupin Field

(6) Haynes at (2) Episcopal of Acadiana, 6 p.m.

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