Wildcat goalkeeper Lie adds national honors

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College redshirt freshman Kobe Lie (Hattiesburg) has seen his work from last week’s men’s soccer MACJC/Region 23 State Tournament recognized on a wider scale.
 
Lie was named MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week for the third time on Tuesday, and Wednesday he added the NJCAA Goalkeeper of the Week honor, the second time this season he has earned national honors.
 
Lie, who prepped at North Forrest High School, was key to the Wildcats’ state championship triumph, saving 26 shots in three playoff games.
 
He had 10 saves in a 1-0 overtime win over Hinds in the first round at Poplarville, he had 5 saves in a 3-0 semifinal win over East Central and had 11 saves in shutting out Mississippi Gulf Coast in a 0-0 tie.
 
After the championship game remained scoreless through regulation and two overtimes, Lie stopped the first two shots he faced in the shootout to decide the champion, which the Wildcats won 4-1, giving them their sixth state title in men's soccer.
 
Pearl River (10-6-1) will play Laredo (Texas) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the NJCAA South Region Tournament semifinals at Tyler, Texas.

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