POPLARVILLE – Pearl River’s women opened their 2015 season on a successful note Friday afternoon, scoring a 6-0 victory over Holmes in soccer action at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
Freshman Kira Morrell of Laurel had two second-half goals as the Lady Wildcats pulled away from the punchless Lady Bulldogs (1-1).
PRCC started slow, but picked it up late in the first half with a pair of goals two minutes apart. Sarah Fortenberry got the first goal of the season by knocking in the rebound on a shot off the crossbar by Hailey Furlan.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College’s soccer regular season will get underway for real this weekend with a pair of games against Holmes Community College.
The Wildcats will battle the Bulldogs at 4 p.m. Thursday, with the Lady Wildcats facing the Lady Bulldogs at 2 p.m. Friday. Both games will be played at Freedom Ridge Park near the HCC campus in Ridgeland.
PRCC’s men dropped a 3-0 decision in an exhibition contest on Aug. 15 at William Carey University in their only action so far this year.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College’s soccer regular-season opening games scheduled for Friday at Itawamba have been postponed because of the threat of inclement weather in the Fulton area.
The MACJC doubleheader has been rescheduled to Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men.
The Lady Wildcats will now open their season with an exhibition game at 5 p.m. Tuesday against William Carey University in Hattiesburg. Both teams will then play at Holmes, but on separate days, the men at 4 p.m. Thursday and the women at 2 p.m. Friday.
POPLARVILLE – The 2015-16 athletic year at Pearl River Community College officially begins on Friday, as the school’s soccer teams open the regular season with a doubleheader against Itawamba.
Kickoff at Fulton is set for 2 p.m. for the women, with the men’s game scheduled for 4 p.m.
Both the Wildcats and the Lady Wildcats are coming off championship seasons, as both squads captured the MACJC/Region 23 championships in 2014. Both teams also posted a record of 12-5-1 overall.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College women started slow, but finished fast last season.
Once a talented group of freshmen began to mesh with the sophomores on the squad, the Lady Wildcats rolled down the stretch.
PRCC finished second in the South Division, then defeated previously-undefeated Jones County in the MACJC Tournament semifinals, before knocking off Mississippi Gulf Coast for the 2014 state championship.
Winning a third state title in four seasons will depend once again on how well newcomers and returnees come together.
POPLARVILLE --- The Pearl River Community College Soccer Camp for high school boys is set for June 25-27 (Thursday through Saturday) here on the PRCC campus.
Wildcat head coach Paul Martin, who guided his squad to a third straight MACJC-Region 23 championship this past fall, said an impressive staff of coaches from William Carey University and Spring Hill College, as well as other professionally licensed personnel, will be on hand to work with players to advance their basic ball skills.
POPLARVILLE --- The reigning MACJC-Region 23 women’s soccer champion Pearl River Lady Wildcats have signed University of Southern Mississippi transfer Lyndsey Lee for the 2015 season.
Lee, a midfielder who prepped at Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis, will be on the PRCC campus for the 2015 spring semester after playing her freshman season for head coach Mohammed El-Zare’s Lady Golden Eagles.
MELBOURNE, Fla. --- The MACJC-Region 23 champion Pearl River Lady Wildcats wrapped their 2014 soccer season here Saturday, falling to Eastern Florida State College 4-0.
The Lady Titans led 2-0 at the half off goals by Jamie Perriello and Abbie Camargo. Perriello scored first 7:44 into the playoff battle, while Camargo scored her first of three goals in the contest with 4:02 left before the intermission.
Camargo scored her two other goals at the 42:23 and 12:15 marks of the second half.
POPLARVILLE --- Pearl River’s women’s and men’s soccer squads face of with archrival Jones County for the third time this season when the two teams vie for semi-final victories in the MACJC-Region 23 Tournament at JCJC in Ellisville.
The Lady Wildcats, 10-4-1 overall, copped their semi-final berth with a 4-0 quarterfinal shutout over East Central Tuesday in Decatur, while the Wildcats, 9-4-1 overall, earned an automatic spot in the semis with its No. 1 finish in the South Division in the regular season.
LAFAYETTE, La. --- Pearl River Community College split with Ranger College (Tex.) in women’s and men’s NJCAA soccer action here Sunday with the Lady Wildcats taking a 3-0 shutout, while the Wildcat and Ranger squads battled to a 1-1 stalemate.
PRCC’s women improved to 6-2 overall, while its men are now 6-2-1. Ranger’s women dropped to 3-4, while its men are 4-2-2.