Shorthanded St. Al beats Washington

Published 8:52 am Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Even when they were down a few men, the St. Aloysius Flashes kept right on rolling.

Jorrit Willemsen scored two goals, and the Flashes put three in the net in the second half to pull away for a 4-1 win over Washington School on Monday.

St. Al (6-1) won despite missing two starters and a couple of other key reserves who skipped the game to prepare for exams. That allowed a few younger players a chance to shine, and they did.

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Eighth-grader Reed Bourne scored 25 seconds into the second half, and freshman Kieran Theriot had a goal later in the waning minutes that helped seal the victory.

“We were missing several starters, but we still pretty much shut them down. We controlled the ball a majority of the game and moved the ball around very well,” St. Al coach Scott Mathis said. “Winning without our leading scorer and a top defender was sweet.”

Willemsen scored in the first half to put St. Al ahead 1-0 at halftime. Bourne’s quick goal and Willemsen’s second in the 65th minute made it 3-0. Theriot finished the scoring in the 77th minute, after Wahington had gotten one back moments earlier.

Gradon Bourne assisted Theriot’s goal, and Justin Ehrgott had assists on the other three. Ehrgott has 14 assists in St. Al’s last three games.

Mathis said his defense also played well. Washington didn’t score until the 71st minute.

“The entire team came to play, but our defense deserves most of the credit,” Mathis said. “Townsend Derivaux, Ryan Theriot, Leo Diaz, Lee Hanks and Ethan Bagby all played some outstanding ball.”
St. Al will play at Jackson Academy Friday at 6:30 p.m. It’s St. Al’s last game before the holiday break.