Acadiana boys soccer team finishes deal with strong second half in 4-0 win over Beau Chene _lowres

Advocate photo by BRAD KEMP Acadiana's Carlos Hernandez, center, battles Beau Chene's David Smith, left,and Oscar Scruggins for the ball Wednesday nightat Acadiana.

SCOTT — In the first half against Beau Chene, Acadiana dominated possession, keeping the ball in the Gators’ half for most of the period.

But the Rams only got one goal, an Aaron Guidry shot from short range on an assist from Carlos Hernandez. But Acadiana added three goals in the second half to take a 4-0 win Wednesday night at Acadiana.

Acadiana coach Jan Richard said the finishing in the first half wasn’t what he was looking for.

“Possession-wise, we did well, but we just had trouble finishing,” Richard said. “We need to get more numbers in the box, and we have been working on that. In the second half, our services were in there. We didn’t finish a lot of them, but at least we had numbers in the box.”

Acadiana added three goals in the second half to get the 4-0 win. Beau Chene got a strong effort from goalkeeper Briley Dronet, but Gators coach Chad Vidrine said the defense in front of him was poor.

“Briley had a great game and wasn’t helped out on any of the goals he gave up,” Vidrine said. “We did OK, but it was very disappointing. You can’t allow unmarked goals and as good of a performance as (Dronet) had, he’s going to give up goals if we’re allowing that many unmarked shots.”

Acadiana got goals from Dylan Castaneda, Jamison Angelle and Bailey Deroussel in the second half to pull away. Vidrine said this season’s 8-8-2 start has not been up to their standards.

“It’s frustrating for everybody,” Vidrine said. “These kids know they’re better than their record is, and they’re playing a hard schedule. We just continue to be on the wrong end of the score. At times, we play well, but we’re really putting a bad strain on our back line and our keeper, as good as he is, he shouldn’t be facing that many shots.”

Richard said he has seen the cohesiveness of his team improve from the beginning of the season. He said he likes where the Rams are as they head into district play against Sulphur.

“I am pleased with where we’re at at this point in the season,” Richard said. “I think we’ll be in the thick of things with New Iberia, Sulphur and Lafayette High. I wouldn’t call New Iberia the team to beat, but they are undefeated.

“Anyone could win the district. It’s going to be one of those things where can you go on the road and win games. If so, you’ll be tough to beat.”