St Paul’s Wins Again
The St. Paul’s Wolves unbeaten soccer team, the defending Division I state soccer champs, capped off a brilliant 32nd annual Holiday Invitational Wednesday capturing their second consecutive title, defending home turf. St. Paul’s (17-0-2) took care of business blanking a tough Catholic High of Baton Rouge side, winning 2-0 at Hunter Stadium. The Wolves were solid but were involved in a scoreless championship match until propelled by two second half goals initiated by captains Eric Guin and Davis Neitzschman to help lead the Wolves to victory. St. Paul’s one of the top teams in the country is also ranked No. 1 in the state. The Wolves broke the scoreless tie eight minutes into the second half with Guin who put away the ice breaker from close range assisted perfectly by Andrew Brouilliette as he pushed the ball forward.
Guin talked about his Wolves still having more work to do. “I just made a move right into the box with no one playing me and Andrew made a nice pass. Our work ethic and our drive to get better is what we work on hard at practice. We push ourselves because we want to be the best we can be,” Guin said.
Davis Neitzschman took care of the second goal finding the back of the net in the 60th minute of play to cap off the Wolves’ victory. He talked about his teams ability to control the ball. “We definitely like to out possess teams and that is something we take pride in. We take pride in holding the ball and making them come to us. We have a deep bench and we play more guys which helps us keep fresh,” Neitzschman said.
St. Paul’s head coach Sean Moser said he felt his Wolves team was a little deeper than Catholic High. “I’m happy with the result. What we need to do from here is work on making that final pass and finishing,” Moser said. Moser named Colin Ross as the Wolves’ top defender. The St. Paul’s Wolves continued their tremendous season run playing nearly flawless team defense en route to the Holiday Invitational Tournament title as they did not allow a goal. It was Catholic High’s first loss of the season slipping to 7-1-4. Congrats to the Wolves winners of the St. Paul’s 32nd annual Holiday Invitational known as one of the best tournaments in the state.