River blanks East Central

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College''s Lady Wildcat and Wildcat soccer squads remain undefeated with a pair of convincing shutouts over East Central in MACJC non-division action played here Wednesday.The PRCC women battled ECCC to a 0-0 stalemate at the intermission, but rebounded with five goals in the second half to take a 5-0 victory and improve to 3-0. The now-4-0 Wildcats led 4-0 at the half, then added two more goals in the second half to take a 7-0 victory.In women''s action, Ashlee Arnau of Oak Grove High finally got the Lady Wildcats on the board at the 24:15 mark of the second half, then Stephanie Fratesi of Greenville added a second score five minutes later.At the 9:15 and 5:42 marks, Santana Adams of Hurley (East Central High) scored back-to-back goals to make it 4-0 before Chelsea Smith of Tupelo High finished the score with 1:18 left in the game.In men''s action, Jared and Jacob Foulon, both freshmen midfielders out of Pearl River Central, scored goals in the first eight minutes of the game before Jamarius Gray of Hattiesburg High made it 3-0 with a score at the 22:50 mark. Tyler Szura of Forrest County AHS closed out the first-half scoring with a goal in the final three minutes.Joe Adajo of Abuja, Nigeria, opened the second-half scoring with a goal in the first minute to make it 5-0, then Matthew Barton of Petal High added the Wildcats'' sixth score eight minutes later. Curtis Sangbarani of Aberdeen, Scotland, scored PRCC''s final goal with 24:14 left.Pearl River returns to action Saturday when it open its MACJC South Division schedule against Southwest Mississippi in Poplarville. The Lady Wildcats play at 1 p.m. followed by the Wildcats'' game at 3 p.m. The division twin bill was originally schedule to be played at SMCC in Summit, but was changed to a home game for PRCC. Oct. 2''s Pearl River-Southwest game originally scheduled for Poplarville will now be played at Summit.

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