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    2021 STATE SOCCER CHAMPS!!!

    (photo from Brett Duke|Nola.com)

    They won! The varsity boys soccer team defeated E.D. White 2-1 last night in Hammond to win the State Championship for the first time since 2014. Congrats to Coaches Ben Barcelona and Dan Perez, the fans who came out to support, and especially all the boys who worked so hard for this!

    From the above Times-Picayune recap:

    After a dominating first half by the No. 2 Lions, the No. 5 Cardinals were building more and more opportunities to take the lead as the game progressed, including a penalty kick that took a miraculous save by Lusher keeper Jourdan Schumacher to keep out the back of the net.

    So when junior Russell Brown saw his opportunity at the top of the box just two minutes after E.D. White’s goal, he wasn’t about to let it slip.

     

    Brown’s shot found its target and gave Lusher back the lead. And with Schumacher securing the back line on the other end, the Lions held on to win 2-1.


     

     
    ***Previously***
    We are excited to share that our Boys Varsity Soccer Team will be competing this Thursday (2/25/21) at 7:30pm in the LHSAA State Championship! The team has put together the best record in school history, going 21-1-2 on the season. After earning a bye in the first round of the playoffs, the #2 Lions defeated #15 Teurlings Catholic, #7 Vandebilt Catholic, and #3 Loyola College Prep. They will now face #5 E.D. White for the championship. The game will be held at Strawberry Stadium on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.
     
    Our boys would love the support of our school community cheering them on. If you are interested in attending the game, ticket information is below. We have also secured two buses for students to travel to the game. Information regarding student buses has been sent to students in a different email. Tickets to the game can be purchased using the following link: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=315261#.YDVlVchKjIU
     
    Please note the following:
    • Tickets are $13 per person
    • Parking is $5 per car and $10 per RV
    • There is no Re-entry during the game
    • A clear bag policy will be enforced (only clear bags, small clutch purses, and seat cushions will be allowed)
    • No Tailgating is allowed due to COVID
    • Laser beam light devices are prohibited at all LHSAA contests
    • Spirit Signage-Must be in good taste to maintain good sportsmanship. It cannot block the view of other spectators, and no duct tape or scotch tape is allowed to hang banners
    • Banners must be on paper or cardboard.
    • Strawberry Stadium is limited to 25% capacity for all athletics events. 
    • Masks and social distancing are required. 

    The game will be streamed live by the NFHS Network. To watch the game, viewers must subscribe to the monthly plan which costs $10.99 and is billed monthly. Viewers may choose to cancel their subscription following the game if they choose. The link to subscribe and watch the game is here.

    Live stream the games by visiting the Lusher Athletics Youtube Channel.

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    The girls won their opener 4-0! They’ll be playing St. Michael in Baton Rouge at 4pm Tuesday (2/9/21). Two hours later, on Brees Family Field, the boys will be hosting Teurlings Catholic at 6PM.

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    Lusher’s Boys and Girls varsity soccer teams have both made the playoffs, with the 2nd ranked boys earning a first round bye, and the 14th ranked girls set to host the Cecilia Bulldogs at 5:30 Friday night (2/5).

    Boys Soccer Playoff Bracket

    Girls Soccer Playoff Bracket