All games at Tad Gormley Stadium
(3) Acadiana vs. (1) St. Paul’s, 7:30 p.m. Saturday
(1) St. Thomas More 1, (6) Holy Cross 0
(1) St. Louis 3, E.D. White 2
(5) Northlake Christian 2, (2) Newman 1, OT
(1) Byrd vs. (3) Mount Carmel, 5 p.m. Saturday
(2) Ben Franklin 3, (4) Lakeshore 0
(1) Vandebilt Catholic 3, (2) Sacred Heart-N.O. 0
(5) Newman 5, (3) Hannan 1
(3) Mount Carmel (20-1-7) vs. (1) Byrd (29-1-1)
When: 5 p.m. Saturday
How they got here:
Mount Carmel: Beat Northshore 1-0 in overtime in regional round. Beat East Ascension 1-0 in overtime in quarterfinals. Beat Barbe 1-0 in semifinals.
Byrd: Beat Pineville 8-1 in regional round; Beat Fontainebleau 2-0 in quarterfinals. Beat St. Scholastica 2-2, 4-3 in PKs in semifinals.
Last state title: Mount Carmel (2012); Byrd (1996)
The case for Mount Carmel: The Cubs are making their second straight final appearance and looking for the school’s fifth state title. Mount Carmel’s offensive attack is balanced with 15 players scoring at least one goal this season led by Maddie Murret (10 goals), Hope Hoffman (9 goals) and Giselle Aguilera (8 goals). The defense is stout, posting three shutouts in the postseason and allowing just 11 goals all season.
The case for Byrd: The Yellow Jackets are making their second state championship appearance, but they’re hoping for the same result as the first one. Byrd has scored 126 goals in 31 matches led by seniors Kyra Montes (36 goals) and Hope Miletello (35 goals). Junior goalkeeper Madeline Talbot anchors a defense that allowed just 16 goals on the season.
(3) Acadiana (23-2-6) vs. (1) St. Paul’s (26-1-3)
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
How they got here:
Acadiana: Beat Brother Martin 2-1 in regional round. Beat Byrd 2-0 in quarterfinals. Beat Grace King 0-0, 4-2 in PKs in semifinals.
St. Paul’s: Beat Dutchtown 7-0 in regional round. Beat New Iberia 2-0 in quarterfinals. Beat Catholic-BR 3-0 in semifinals.
Last state title: Acadiana (1998); St. Paul’s (2015)
The case for Acadiana: The Rams are making their fifth state championship appearance. Acadiana’s offense has been dynamic as 19 players have scored 84 goals this season led by senior Bailey Deroussel (28 goals). The Rams defense has allowed 28 goals this season and registered 16 shutouts.
The case for St. Paul’s: The Wolves are making their sixth straight state championship appearance and vying for a third straight title. St. Paul’s has outscored its opponents 12-0 in three postseason matches. The Wolves have scored 85 goals from 15 players this season highlighted by senior Colon Ross (16 goals) and Nash Odenwald (11 goals). The defense has allowed just 12 goals all season.