CHS Soccer Wins A Share Of District Title
The CHS soccer team closed its district slate with a 5-0 victory over McKinley on Friday night at the Burbank Soccer Complex. The win guaranteed a shared district title with Baton Rouge High School, with each team wrapping up league play with a 4-1 record.
The Bears put pressure on the visiting Panthers from the start, with shots on goal by Michael Focht and Eli Weathers in the first three minutes. Goalkeeper Patrick Riley thwarted McKinley’s only shot on goal in the 14th minute, and the Bears continued attacking on offense with Cole Cazenave scoring the first of his three goals off a placed shot by Matthew Morales in the 19th minute. Cazenave picked up goal number two off another placed shot by Morales just two minutes later.
The Bears missed five shots before finding the back of the net in the 28th minute on Ben Curtis’ goal. Curtis’ shot came off a placed shot by Daniel Occupatti, as the Bears entered halftime leading 3-0. Cazenave achieved his hat trick seconds after intermission, for his team leading thirteenth goal of the season. Drew Barrios closed out scoring moments after Cazenave’s third goal to put the Bears up 5-0 and put the match out of reach for McKinley.
The 12-7-1 Bears will play their last regular season match on Monday, Feb. 1, versus University Lab. First touch is set for 6pm “on the turf” at CHS.
The Division I playoffs will start Wednesday, February 10th, if the Bears receive a first round bye. The Bears will play this Saturday, February 5th, if they are not seeded in the top eight. Coach Josh McReynolds and his club will learn their fate when the power ratings come out this Wednesday. The Bears are on the fence ranked 8th in the Division I power ratings as of last Monday.