POPLARVILLE The defending MACJC state soccer champion Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats wont be able to defend the prestigious crown this go-around after dropping back-to-back South Division contests and eliminating themselves from post-season contention. The Wildcats, on the other hand, enter the MACJC State Tournament this weekend at Jones Junior College in Ellisville as the division No. 2 seed after clinching a playoff spot with last Saturday 5-0 victory over Copiah-Lincoln in Wesson. PRCC men fell to arch-rival Mississippi Gulf Coast 2-1 on Tuesday in Perkinston, giving the host Bulldogs the division crown and South No. 1 seed. PRCC women, on the other hand, were eliminated from any post-season contention with their 3-1 loss to CLCC and wrapped their season with a lopsided 8-1 setback to MGCCC in 2010''s regular-season finale. The Wildcats finished the regular season 11-3-1 overall and 4-3-1 in division plaly, while the Lady Wildcats finished their year at 10-4-1 and 3-4-1. State tournament action gets underway Saturday with the North No. 1 Hinds women taking on South No. 2 Mississippi Gulf Coast at 9 a.m., while the North No. 1 Hinds men face South No. 2 Pearl River at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., the South No. 1 Jones County women face North No. 2 Itawamba, while the South No. 1 Mississippi Gulf Coast men tackle North No. 2 Holmes at 3 p.m. Sunday championship games are set for 1 p.m. (women) and 3 p.m. (men).
Submitted by braswell on October 22, 2010 - 3:09pm