Bearcats drop district opener Monday

Photo by Barbara Ford

Ruston High’s boys’ soccer squad lost 3-2 to Natchitoches Central Monday in the opening contest of district season and now sit 3-5-1 on the season.

“We started slow and got behind,” Bearcat head coach Erich Hankamer said. “We made adjustments in the second half and got an early goal. We pressed hard after halftime but came up short.”

After trailing 3-0 at halftime, Ruston would score the only goals of the second half. Both senior Jaiden Langiulli and sophomore Jack Elliott notched goals for the Bearcats. Elliott scored in the 45th minute off an assist by senior Cameron Harps and sophomore Carter Tims. Langiulli scored unassisted in the 63rd minute of the match to cut the lead to 3-2.

Ruston returns to action Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:45 p.m. to take on Tioga.