The Airline Vikings fell to the defending state champion Jesuit Blue Jays 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the Division I boys soccer playoffs in Metairie Tuesday.
The No. 7 seed Vikings finished 27-3, the best season in school history. No Airline team had ever advanced as far as the quarterfinals.
Second-seed Jesuit (18-3-1), a tradtional state power with nine state titles to its credit since 1987, will face district rival Brother Martin in the semifinals.
Brother Martin, the No. 3 seed, edged Catholic of Baton Rouge 1-0 in the quarterfinals.
Jesuit led 1-0 at the half and then made it 2-0 with a goal at the 18-minute mark of the second half.
The Blue Jays got another goal three minutes later.
Jesuit kept the pressure on and most of the game was played on Airline’s side of the field. The Vikings had just three shots on goal.
The game was the final one for 11 Airline seniors — Logan Williams, Michael McGaha, Chris Galvin, Patrick Laurent, Jordan Gaudet, Frank Ortiz, Matt Henry, Matt Hanisee, David Espino, Scott Bowers and Abdullah Rayyan.