St. Al rolls past Oak Forest

Published 9:18 am Friday, January 27, 2017

Jorrit Willemsen continued his hot streak, and the St. Aloysius Flashes started another one.

Willemsen scored three goals for his third hat trick in five games, and six other players scored at least one goal apiece as the Flashes crushed Oak Forest Academy 11-0 on Thursday.

In the last five games, Willemsen has nine goals and four assists.

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St. Al (11-4-1) bounced back after suffering a loss and a tie, both against Jackson Academy, in its last three games. It’ll play Park Place Friday at 5 p.m. in Pearl before a big District 3-AAA showdown with three-time defending Class AAA champion Central Hinds at home Monday at 5 p.m.

“We moved the ball around well. We’re still making simple mistakes that we need to correct, but other than that I’m happy with their play,” St. Al coach Scott Mathis said.

The Flashes drove two hours Thursday for a game that quickly devolved into a glorified scrimmage. They scored eight times in the first half and the outcome was never in doubt.

In addition to Willemsen’s hat trick, Connor Bottin had two goals and two assists and Kieran Theriot had two goals and one assist. Justin Ehrgott had one goal and two assists, and Ryan Theriot had one goal and one assist.

Juan Carlos and Townsend Derivaux also scored goals. Derivaux, the team’s starting goal keeper, scored on a penalty kick after moving from the net to the field.

Gradon Bourne had two assists. Backup keeper Chuck Beamish made several saves in the second half as Mathis cleared the bench in the blowout.