MCHS sweeps Ellender in soccer
The Morgan City soccer teams swept Ellender on Senior Night as the boys won 4-1 and the girls, 9-0.
In the boys’ game, senior Sergize Flores recorded a hat trick with goals in the 11th, 15th and 65th minutes.
Flores got the Tigers on the board first with a 24-yard free kick in the 11th minute.
Ellender responded to knot the game at 1, but soon after, Irving Delgado gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead on a goal in the 14th minute. Delgado’s goal came after an Ellender defensive error, which allowed him to connect from 30 yards.
Soon after, Flores connected for a second time with the back of the net in the 15th minute after receiving a pass from Delgado.
Flores recorded his third goal in the 65th minute.
The Tigers seniors honored were Flores, Joel Reyes, Justin Moye and Logan Scully.
Patterson called Flores “a true playmaker” and striker, while he said Reyes and Moye, both defenders, were “the backbone of the Tigers’ defense.”
Scully, a left midfielder, “has really improved” in the past two years, Patterson said.
In the girls’ contest, Morgan City’s Celest Williams had five goals and Sarah Patterson added three more in the Lady Tigers’ rout.
Williams had the Lady Tigers’ first two goals, one in the third minute after receiving a pass from Hannah Toups, and another in the 14th minute after Toups’ shot on goal was dropped by Ellender’s goalie and Williams knocked it into the net.
In the 21st minute, the Lady Tigers added to their lead when Sarah Patterson scored after receiving a pass from midfielder Hannah Falgout.
Williams got her third goal in the 28th minute after receiving a pass from Falgout, while in the 51st minute, Shawn Guillot scored after receiving a pass from Patterson.
Williams scored the Lady Tigers’ next goal in the 54th minute from 25 yards away following an Ellender defensive error, while Williams scored her final goal in the 59th minute after a pass from Patterson.
Patterson concluded the scoring in the 65th minute with a goal after an Ellender error.
Seniors honored Tuesday included Chandler Pasqua, Jade Theriot and Layne Reynaud.
Pasqua, a defender, has played for Patterson and other coaches outside of high school, and she had a “great work ethic” as well as a 4.0 grade point average during her high school career, Trevor Patterson said.
Trevor Patterson said Theriot would be tough to replace, while Reynaud, who has played just three years and earned first-team all-district her first season in goal, will be “missed for her talent in the goal,” Patterson said.
Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers will play away Friday against E.D. White, with girls set for a 5 p.m. start and boys to play at 7 p.m. Both E.D. White squads are ranked.