From School Reports
The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles needed a
victory Wednesday night over Southwest Mississippi Community College and a
little help in the process to clinch home field next week in the quarterfinal
round of the MACJC playoffs.
MCC did get the help it was looking for as Jones County
Junior College defeated Pearl River Tuesday night 4-0 to help pave the way for
a potential home game in the playoffs for the Lady Eagles. The final portion of
the formula became a reality nearly 24 hours later as MCC defeated Southwest
4-0 to help the Lady Eagles lock down the second seed in the MACJC South
Division race heading into the postseason next week.
MCC will now host Northwest Mississippi Community College
next Tuesday (October 28) in the quarterfinal round of the MACJC State Playoffs
with the match set to begin at 6 p.m.
MCC got on the board with just under five minutes
remaining in the first half on a goal by Danielle Shows to give the home team a
1-0 lead. Former Clarkdale standout Kayla Phillips also collected the assist on
the opening goal for MCC.
The Lady Eagles quickly put the game away for good with a
scoring spree in the second half to take the 4-0 victory over Southwest. Shows
scored her second goal of the match in the first ten minutes of the second half
and Tori Becerra added a goal in the 70th minute to give the Lady Eagles a 3-0
leads. Shows added to her already impressive night by collecting an assist on
the goal by Becerra.
Freshman Angela Manley added the final goal of the match
by MCC in the 78th minute on assist by Phillips to give the green and white a
The MCC men were also in action Wednesday night against
Southwest and concluded the 2014 season with a little magic from a trio of
former West Lauderdale products. MCC fought through a tough match to end the
regular season, but came away with a 2-1 victory over the Bears.
The Eagles erased a 1-0 deficit in the 73rd minute as a
couple of former West Lauderdale stars combined for the first goal of the match
for MCC. Chris Mallette scored an amazing goal to tie the match with a great
assist on the play by Lyle Daughtry for the Eagles.
MCC took the lead with just under nine minutes to go in
the match on another solid play to make the score 2-1. Daughtry was in the mix
again for the Eagles by scoring the goal on an assist by another former West
Lauderdale star, Tyler Germany, to give the Eagles a slim lead.
MCC was able to hold off Southwest in the final minutes
to end the season on a high note with a 2-1 victory.