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Lady Wildcats down Meridian 3-1

Pearl River won its third straight game Tuesday night, winning 3-1 on the road in a South Division game at Meridian

The Lady Wildcats (4-1 overall, 3-1 division) built a 2-0 first-half lead on goals by Sarah Walden (Pascagoula) and Lacey Polderman (Picayune). Walden’s goal in the 11th minute was assisted by Polderman, with Rylee Foster (Ocean Springs) assisting on Polderman’s 22nd minute score.

Lady Wildcats rally late to defeat Southwest 3-1

Pearl River Community College used a late surge to take a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Southwest Friday night in MACJC South Division soccer action at the PRCC Sports Complex.

The Lady Wildcats (3-1 overall, 2-1 division) peppered the goal with 38 shots in their game, 20 on goal, but the Lady Bears (1-5, 0-3) still managed to tie the game 1-1 when Kennedy Mount converted a mistake in the back for an unassisted goal at 66:16.

Lady Wildcats open season with 2-0 win over Itawamba

The Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats opened their 2016 soccer season by defeating Itawamba 2-0 Saturday at the PRCC Sports Complex.

Despite owning a 13-4 advantage in shots, and a 5-0 edge in shots-on-goal, the two teams finished the first half in a scoreless deadlock.

"Itawamba defended well, but they also tried to counter us, and on a couple of occasions nearly scored on us,” said PRCC coach Jack Byrd. “However, I liked our possession (percentage) in the first 45 minutes.”

Lady Wildcats expect to continue winning big in soccer

Despite losing practically all of its scoring from last season, the Pearl River Community College women expect to challenge for another MACJC state soccer championship in 2016.

The Lady Wildcats won their second straight state title last fall, and their third in the past four seasons, and veteran head coach Jack Byrd thinks he’s reloaded for another championship run.

“Last year was a sophomore-heavy team,” Byrd said. “We had six freshman. This year, we are definitely a freshman-heavy team.”

PRCC hosts girls soccer camp

OLA freshman Cameron Benzing with the ball.Pearl River Community College hosted some 65 high school girls in graades 9-12, along with several members of the 2016 Lady Wildcat team, at its annual High School Soccer Team camp at the PRCC Sports Complex.

The girls overcame the hot weather to work on improving skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting and defending.

Lady Wildcat soccer honored at awards ceremony

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College honored its 2015 women’s soccer team Monday night in an awards banquet at Crosby Hall on the PRCC campus.
Each member of last fall’s team were presented with state championship rings commemorating the Lady Wildcats’ MACJC/Region 23 state title, won in a muddy 3-1 victory over Jones County at Raymond. It was PRCC’s second consecutive state championship and third in four seasons.
Pearl River finished its season 15-2 overall.

PRCC soccer teams welcome signing Class of 2016

POPLARVILLE – The championship soccer programs at Pearl River Community College celebrated their 2016 signing class Thursday night with a Media Day event at Crosby Hall on the PRCC campus.

A group of 11 signees, out of 13 total, were in attendance to show their support for the Lady Wildcat program, while nine of 10 signees for the Wildcat men were there.

“Well, we’ll have some depth, where we didn’t last season,” said veteran Lady Wildcat coach Jack Byrd, whose teams are 114-16-6 in his nine seasons at the helm.

Pearl River’s Lee named third-team NJCAA All-America

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomore midfielder Lyndsey Lee has added one more award to her lengthy list of honors for the 2015 soccer season. 

Lee was named to the NJCAA All-America third team, which was announced Thursday.

Lee, a native of Picayune who played high school soccer at Our Lady Academy, is the fifth Lady Wildcat player to earn All-America honors since the program’s debut in 2003.

“She’s the best player I’ve ever coached,” said PRCC coach Jack Byrd. “I think it shows the respect other coaches in our region have for her.

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