Meridian Star


September 10, 2013

MCC Soccer records sweep of Southwest

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles continued to ride its early season wave of success by defeating Southwest Mississippi Community College 8-0 Tuesday afternoon in another key road match.

    The Lady Eagles moved its overall record to 6-0 and 2-0 in MACJC South Division.

    Former Meridian High star MeMe Huff had her best performance of the 2013 season by scoring a game-high four goals in the victory. Huff has now scored seven goals in the last two games for MCC and currently ranks among the top five in the NJCAA in goals scored.

    Huff scored her first goal of the match in the 10th minute to give the Lady Eagles a 1-0 lead. Kayla Phillips collected the assist on the scoring play for MCC. Huff added her second goal of match in the 17th minute and scored the hat trick in the opening minute of the second half. Huff scored her fourth and final goal of the match in the 76th minute to finish off her spectacular day.

    Taylor Hanes chipped in with a pair of goals, while Kaylyn Stewart scored a second half goal. Phillips ended the day with a goal and two assists for MCC. Phillips entered the game Tuesday tied for the NJCAA lead in assists.

    The Lady Eagles will look to continue its current winning streak Saturday with a home match against Mississippi Gulf Coast. The match is slated for a 2 p.m. start at C.D. Smith Field.

    The MCC men extended its current winning streak to three games with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over Southwest.

    Christian Jackson scored the winning goal two minutes deep into the overtime session to lead the Eagles to the victory.

    The Eagles are currently 3-3 overall and 2-0 in MACJC South Division action.

    The MCC men will return to the field Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. against Mississippi Gulf Coast at C.D. Smith Field.

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