In a rematch between district opponents, top-ranked St. Paul’s defeated No. 25 Fontainebleau 4-0 in the Division I quarterfinals at a rainy Hunter Stadium Monday night.
Playing under a constant rainstorm throughout the game, the Wolves got on the scoreboard early when senior Davis Neitzschman’s shot found the back of the net to make it 1-0.
Two minutes later, fellow senior Eric Guin made it 2-0 when he scored on a deflection that got past Fontainebleau goaltender John Scholvin.
Michael Boudreaux’s chip-in past Scholvin in the 25th minute made it 3-0 and allowed Wolves coach Sean Moser to clear his bench in the first half.
The Wolves’ lone goal in the second half came in the second half by Andrew Brouillette in the 70th minute.
Moser said getting off to a quick start was the key to the win.
“We talked about it before the game as a team,” he said. “We knew Fontainebleau had a lot of momentum after their first two playoff wins and getting off to a good start was important. We have seen these guys (Fontainebleau) before so we really didn’t make many adjustments.
“With the slick conditions and how things were, I was pleased with how we moved the ball around, particularly in the first half.”
With the win, St. Paul’s (28-0-3) advances to take on another district rival in No. 4 Mandeville for the right to play in the state championship.
“It’s going to be fun,” Moser said. “The boys are excited about it. Of course there is always good and bad about playing a team for a second time as opposed to a new team like a Jesuit or Brother Martin. Mandeville is playing well. They have some good attacking players and our team is looking forward to the challenge.”
The Bulldogs (10-8-1) saw their magical season come to an end after back-to-back upset victories over No. 8 Captain Shreve and No. 9 Ruston in the first two rounds of the playoffs.