Pearl River Community College got what it needed in the men’s soccer regular-season finale against Jones County.
The Wildcats put together a brilliant first half, and that was enough to defeat the Bobcats 3-2 in the second Cat Fight of the season Tuesday night at the PRCC Sports Complex.
Although there was nothing at stake except pride, the second Cat Fight of the season between Pearl River Community College and Jones County in women’s soccer was a typically hard-fought, exciting contest.
Coming off a hard-fought defeat at the hands of Jones County, Pearl River Community College gets no respite, as the Wildcats welcome Mississippi Gulf Coast to the PRCC campus for homecoming.
Kickoff at Dobie Holden Stadium in the South Division clash of South Mississippi rivals is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Wildcats (3-4 overall, 2-2 division) put up a game fight against 14th-ranked JCJC last week, falling 52-31. Gulf Coast (5-2, 3-1) is still very much in the MACJC playoff picture after rolling over Southwest last week 52-13.
Too many big plays proved to be too much for Pearl River Community College in the 87th Cat Fight against Jones County.
The Wildcats allowed scoring plays of 44, 78 and 93 yards in the first half, and never recovered, as the Bobcats defeated PRCC 52-31 Saturday afternoon at Dobie Holden Stadium.
Pearl River dropped to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the South Division. Fourteenth-ranked JCJC (6-1, 4-0) remained tied with Hinds for first place in the division.
When Pearl River Community College needed big plays against Southwest Mississippi, the Wildcats were able to deliver.
In football, it is often the little things that make the difference between victory and defeat.
Thursday night against Itawamba, Pearl River Community College had just a few too many little mistakes that cost the Wildcats in a thrilling 38-36 setback in non-division play at Eaton Field on the ICC campus.
PRCC dropped to 2-3 overall, while the Indians improved to 2-3 overall.
“It was a great effort,” said PRCC coach Ted Egger. “We made some mistakes in key situations, and we have to capitalize when we have the opportunity.”