LAFAYETTE — It’s been a decade, but the girls soccer state championship trophy is back in the hands of St. Thomas More.
The top-seeded Cougars defeated No. 3 Central Lafourche 1-0 Thursday afternoon in Division II of the Sugar Bowl LHSAA state championships at the Cajun Soccer Complex .
Reaching the state championship match for the second consecutive season, STM (18-6-3) scored 15 minutes into the first half when senior Mattie Marks, a Mississippi College signee, headed in a pass from junior Peyton St. Pierre.
Marks was named Most Outstanding Player of the game.
“It was a great pass from Peyton and then all of a sudden the ball is coming right at me,” Marks said. “The next thing I know I’m heading it and it is in the goal and I just can’t believe it. I just want to replay it again and again. It’s so amazing. I haven’t scored like that in years.”
Playing in its first girls soccer state championship match, Central Lafourche concludes its season 23-5. The Trojans best chance for goal came in the 49th minute on a free kick by Gabrielle Hodson, but it was saved by the STM goalkeeper.
Division II girls state runner-up Central Lafourche pic.twitter.com/phrlU1sdrL— David Folse II (@davidfolse) February 23, 2018