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Wildcats fall to Eastern Florida State 4-0

POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River men gave a good account of themselves, but fell short Friday afternoon as the Wildcats dropped a 4-0 men’s soccer decision to Eastern Florida State in a non-division game at Perkinston.

The Titans, ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA poll, improved to 6-0-2; the Wildcats dropped to 7-2 overall.

PRCC trailed 1-0 at halftime, but Eastern Florida put three goals into the net in the first part of the second half to pull away.

PRCC sweeps to dominant wins over East Central

POPLARVILLE – It was a night of dominance for the Pearl River soccer teams Wednesday as the Lady Wildcats and Wildcats were big winners over East Central in an MACJC non-division doubleheader at the PRCC Sports Complex.
Pearl River crushed the previously-undefeated Lady Warriors from start to finish 7-1 in the women’s game, and the Wildcats used a brilliant second half to roll to a 5-0 win.
PRCC’s teams both improved to 7-1 overall; ECCC’s women dropped to 8-1, while the Warriors dropped to 4-7-1.

Martin resigns as PRCC’s men’s soccer coach

POPLARVILLE – Paul Martin has resigned his position effective immediately as men’s soccer coach at Pearl River Community College.
Martin, in his fifth season as PRCC’s coach, resigned “for personal reasons.”
 “Coach Paul Martin has provided masterful leadership for the PRCC men’s soccer program in recent years as evidenced by his teams winning the past three MACJC state championships and the past three NJCAA regional championships,” said PRCC President William Lewis.

Lady Wildcats lose heartbreaker; Wildcats win with late goals

ELLISVILLE – Pearl River was within a minute of a big women’s soccer victory Friday night against Jones County, but couldn’t finish the deal.

Kelly Stubbington scored the tying goal with 52.3 seconds remaining in regulation, then got the game-winner at the 7:57 mark of the second overtime period to the Lady Bobcats a stunning 2-1 victory over the Lady Wildcats.

Wildcats’ Adam named MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomore Grant Adam has been voted as men’s soccer Goalkeeper of the Week in the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges.
Adam garnered 11 of 13 votes in the weekly polling of MACJC sports information directors.
Adam, who prepped at Bay High, faced five shots on goal and had four saves in the Wildcats’ 3-0 victory over Meridian last week. He has played every minute of action thus far this season for PRCC.

PRCC soccer squads sweep past Meridian to remain undefeated

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College remained undefeated on the soccer field after sweeping a pair of matches against Meridian Tuesday at the PRCC Sports Complex.
The Lady Wildcats scored four goals in an 18-minute span of the first half, and rolled to a 6-1 victory, and the men followed suit with a workmanlike 3-0 win over the Eagles.
Both PRCC teams improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the South Division; Meridian’s women dropped to 1-3-1 and 0-2, while the men fell to 1-4 and 0-2.

Wildcats rally to beat Gulf Coast 2-1; Lady Wildcats win big 4-0

POPLARVILLE – Romar Smith was in the right place at the right time for the Pearl River men Friday night in MACJC soccer action at the PRCC.
Smith’s header off a corner kick by Cole Wooten with 6:11 to play in the game gave the Wildcats a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Gulf Coast in a rematch of last season’s thrilling MACJC State Tournament championship game.
PRCC, the defending state champions, remained undefeated at 3-0; Gulf Coast dropped to 2-2. It was the South Division opener for both teams.

PRCC soccer opens home schedule Friday against Gulf Coast

POPLARVILLE – After opening the 2015 season with a double dose of victory in two road games, Pearl River makes its home soccer debut Friday with a pair of games against Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Kickoff at the PRCC Athletic Complex for the women’s game is set for 5 p.m., with the men’s game scheduled for approximately 7 p.m.

“It will be nice to finally play at home,” said Lady Wildcats coach Jack Byrd.

Wildcats open season with 4-0 win over Holmes

POPLARVILLE – Tyler Polderman had a goal and an assist as Pearl River’s men opened their 2015 soccer season with a 4-0 victory over Holmes Thursday at Ridgeland.

“It was a good result for us,” said Wildcat coach Paul Martin. “We were a little slow to get started, but that’s predictable for the first game.”

Freshman Suleiman Carr of Mobile, Ala., opened the scoring in the 17th minute taking a pass from Polderman, a freshman from Picayune, and burying the shot for the first goal of the season.

PRCC set to open 2015 season at Holmes

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College’s soccer regular season will get underway for real this weekend with a pair of games against Holmes Community College.

The Wildcats will battle the Bulldogs at 4 p.m. Thursday, with the Lady Wildcats facing the Lady Bulldogs at 2 p.m. Friday. Both games will be played at Freedom Ridge Park near the HCC campus in Ridgeland.

PRCC’s men dropped a 3-0 decision in an exhibition contest on Aug. 15 at William Carey University in their only action so far this year.


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