Wildcat goalkeeper Lie earns third MACJC honor

kobe lie mugFor the third time this season, Pearl River Community College redshirt freshman Kobe Lie (Hattiesburg) has been recognized by the MACJC as Men’s Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week.

Lie, who prepped at North Forrest High School, was key to the Wildcats’ championship in the MACJC/Region 23 Tournament last week, saving 26 shots.

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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(Photo courtesy of Juco Weekly)
Pearl River goalkeeper Kobe Lie leaps to make a save during action in the MACJC/Region 23 State Tournament championship game against Mississippi Gulf Coast Sunday at Ridgeland.

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