Brookhaven Panthers too much for Cathedral soccer teams

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 1, 2000

All three Cathedral High School soccer teams suffered decisive losses to Brookhaven Friday, as the girls varsity lost 6-0, the boys varsity lost 5-0 and the junior varsity lost 6-1 at D’Evereux Field.

In the girls game, Devine Porter scored the first goal of the night for the Lady Panthers early in the first half, with an assist from Chuvaquah Smith.

Allison DeHuff scored minutes later for Brookhaven. Elaine Smith scored the last goal of the half with 11:33 remaining to give Brookhaven a 3-0 lead.

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DeHuff scored her second goal of the night less than five minutes into the second half and then scored her third goal with 9:50 remaining in the game. Courtney Dickey scored with 5:59 left in the second half, giving the Lady Panthers their final goal of the game.

&uot;The girls had a good time,&uot; said Cathedral coach Rocky Kettering. &uot;We have never played a team like Brookhaven before. They were very physical. Our girls learned so much by playing an aggressive team like Brookhaven.&uot;

The Cathedral boys suffered a similar loss to the Panthers.

Brookhaven scored early in the first half when Alex Neiford kicked in the first goal with an assist by Matt McGehee. McGehee then drew Cathedral goalie Brent Tosspon away from the net to score the second goal for the Panthers with 31:20 remaining.

Less than 13 minutes into the first half, Josh Brister kicked in the third goal of the night for Brookhaven. McGehee scored his second goal with 14:32 remaining to give the Panthers a 4-0 lead at the half.

The Green Wave defense was able to hold Brookhaven to only one goal in the second half. With 28:45 remaining in the game, Brister scored his second and the Panthers’ final goal of the night.

&uot;The first half they outplayed us, but we were able to stack up on defense in the second,&uot; Kettering said. &uot;I am definitely pleased with the overall effort.&uot;

Both varsity teams will play again at 5:30 Thursday against Wesson at D’Evereux Field.

In the junior varsity game, Bennett Jeansonne scored Cathedral’s lone goal.