River sweeps Southwest

SUMMIT – Pearl River Community College''s women''s and men''s soccer squads swept MACJC South Divison foe Southwest Mississippi here Wednesday.The Lady Wildcats remain in contention for a post-season tournament sport with a 6-1 victory to improve to 9-1-1 overall and 3-1-1 in division play, while the Wildcats shut out the host Bears 3-0 and are now 9-2-1 and 4-1.With three division dates remaining – Jones County Saturday in Poplarville, Copiah-Lincoln Saturday, Oct. 16, in Wesson; and Mississippi Gulf Coast Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Perkinston (regular season finale) – the PRCC women must cop wins over JCJC and MGCCC to cop a berth in Oct. 21-24''s MACJC State Tournament that will be played at the South Division men''s champions'' home field.The PRCC men, on the other hand, need to at least a split against Jones and Gulf Coast to cop a berth.The Lady ''Cats suffered their only loss of the year with a 1-0 setback to JCJC on Sept. 14 in Ellisville before rebounding with a 7-1 blowout win over Co-Lin at home. PRCC and MGCCC battled to a 3-3 doubled-OT stalemate Sept. 25 in Poplarville.The Wildcats dropped Jones 2-1 in their first meeting, then bashed CLCC 5-0 before losing their only game of the year to Gulf Coast 2-1.The must-win scenario begins Saturday when Jones County visits The River for 5 p.m. (women) and 7 p.m. (men) contest.In women''s action on Wednesday, the Lady Wildcats led 2-1 at the half off goals by Heather Smith of Oak Grove High and Santana Adams of Hurley (East Central High); while Reina Jones scored for the Lady Bears.PRCC iced the victory in the second half with a pair of scores by Jordan Organ of Forrest County AHS and additional solo goals by Smith and Adams.Brittany Albe of Bay St. Louis (Guam High), Tran Diep of Biloxi High, Stephanie Fratesi of Greenville (Washington High), and Carleigh Holley of Tupelo High had assists for the Lady Wildcats.In the men''s game, Pearl River scored all of its goals in the first half to lead 3-0 at the intermission off two scores by Tyler Szura of Forrest County AHS and Matthew Natal of St. Stanislaus; while Curtis Sangbarani of Aberdeen, Scotland, had two assists for the Wildcats and Joe Adejo of Abuja, Nigeria, had one.

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