<![CDATA[East Central Community College - Soccer-Men Blog]]>Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:26:19 -0600EditMySite<![CDATA[Warriors to Hold Open Tryouts for 2016 Team]]>Mon, 18 Jan 2016 22:20:39 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/warriors-to-hold-open-tryouts-for-2016-teamEast Central Warriors Soccer Announces Date for Open Tryouts for the 2016 Men's Squad.

Date: Wednesday, February 17th

Time: 12:00-5:00 pm

Location for Registration: Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building

1.       Players will have to sign a waiver of liability in order to participate. 

2.       Each player will need to provide their own equipment for the day including, cleats, shin      guards, etc.

3.       All prospective players are encouraged to go to the Warrior Soccer webpage and complete a player questionnaire ahead of time if possible. 

For more information contact Warrior Soccer head coach Kenneth Thompson at any of the following:

601-635-6370                office
601-938-3271                mobile
kthompson@eccc.edu   email
www.eccc.edu                website

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<![CDATA[Warriors Sweep Season Series with Northwest]]>Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:15:50 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/warriors-sweep-season-series-with-northwest
The Warriors traveled up to north Mississippi to take on the Rangers of Northwest Mississippi Community College on Friday in a north division contest.  The Warriors entered the contest wanting to redeem themselves after their last match.  They were confident as they had already earned a win over the Rangers earlier in the season.  From the outset the Warriors showed that they came to play as they out-shot the Rangers 8-4 in the first half.  Even with the edge in shots the score remained scoreless after the first half.  They continued to push hard in the second half and in the 59th minute they were rewarded with a penalty kick after forward Jacob Johnson was taken down in the box. Johnson took the kick and drove it home to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead.  This gave Johnson his team leading seventh goal of the season.  Just four minutes later the Warriors would strike again as freshman Devon Pitts hit a goal from 20 yards out to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead.  Pitts joined Johnson again for the team lead in goals as this was his seventh goal of the year as well.  The Warriors would continue to push the attack at the Rangers and finished the game with a 17-14 advantage in shots but more importantly shut out the Rangers with a final score of 2-0.  Earning his first shut-out of the season was freshman goalkeeper Jakob Williams.
With the win the Warriors improved to 5-9-1 and 2-3-1 in north division play.  Next up for the Warriors is another north division road trip to Fulton to take on the Indians from Itawamba Community College on Wednesday, October 14.  Match times are 1:00 for the women and 3:00 for the men. 
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<![CDATA[Norman Selected to Play in 2015 MACJC All Star Match]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:38:08 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/norman-selected-to-play-in-2015-macjc-all-star-match
Congratulations to Durham Norman, defender on his selection to the 2015 MACJC All-Star Match.  This match showcases the top sophomore talent in the MACJC.  The match will be hosted by Holmes Community College and will be held at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland, MS. The match is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015 with the men's match scheduled to kickoff at 4:30 pm.

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<![CDATA[Eagles Prevail over Warriors in North Division Match]]>Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:12:43 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/eagles-prevail-over-warriors-in-north-division-matchTuesday the Warriors were set to begin the second round of north division play against the division leading Hinds Eagles.  The match originally scheduled to begin at 4:00 was delayed due to a serious injury to a Lady Eagle player during the women's match.  After resuming the women's match it would go to two overtimes before ending.  Because of this the Warriors had to move their match to the turf pitch due to approaching darkness.  The game finally kicked off after 5:00.  Disaster struck quickly as the Warriors failed to clear a ball in front of the goal and the Eagles capitalized just 37 seconds into the match.  Just minutes later the Eagles struck again as the Warriors looked dazed from the early goals.  This would not prove to be a good night for the Warriors as the first half ended 4-0 in favor of the Eagles.  The Warriors would try to regroup at halftime but he Eagles would have non of that and continued to add to the lead.  Finally in the 83rd minute sophomore midfielder Abi Rivera worked his way through traffic and finished a goal for the Warriors.  This would be the only bright spot for the Warriors as the match ended 9-1 in favor of the Eagles.

Next up for the Warriors is a road match at Senotobia with north division foe Northwest
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<![CDATA[Warriors Fall 0-1 in Overtime]]>Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:58:39 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/warriors-fall-0-1-in-overtimeThe Warriors returned home to play another non-division match on Friday, October 2.  This time the opponent would be the Bobcats of Jones County.  On this day both teams battled back and forth with neither team able to find the back of the net.  Regulation would end the same as the game began 0-0.  Overtime followed again with neither team gaining an edge until the 97th minute when the Jones team earned a corner kick.  This kick would lead to a controversial ending to the game as it appeared that the kick went out of play and came back into the field where a Jones player in front of the goal kicked the ball into the bottom of the crossbar where is fell into the goal.  The referee got together with the linesman and finally decided it was a goal.  This certainly was a tough ending for a hard fought match for the Warriors.

Next up for the Warriors is a north division match with the division leading Hinds Eagles on Tuesday, October 6.  Match time is 4:00.
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<![CDATA[Warriors Fall to Defending Champion Pearl River Wildcats]]>Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:46:31 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/warriors-fall-to-defending-champion-pearl-river-wildcatsPlaying their second match in as many days the Warriors were looking to continue their success from the previous night.  The opponent would be three time defending league champion Pearl River at the Wildcats home pitch.  Fresh off of last evening's success the Warriors certainly came to play on this night.  The first half saw both teams battle back and forth with neither team able to capitalize on a goal.  The first half ended at 0-0.  The Warriors were looking to keep their fine play going in the second half but just three minutes into the half the Warriors were called for a foul along the goal line near the edge of the penalty area.  The Wildcats sent the free kick across the face of the goal and one of the Wildcats was able to drive it home to break the scoring drought.  Just two minutes later the Wildcats sent a long ball deep into the Warriors end which the Warrior defender had to put out for a Pearl River corner kick.  Once again the Wildcats sent the ball across the goal and a mass of players came in and drove the ball home.  This quick turn around in fortune was too much for the Warriors to overcome as they would go one to give up three additional goals to make the final score 5-0 in favor or the Wildcats.

Next up for the Warriors is a home match with Jones on Friday, October 2.  Match time is 4:00.
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<![CDATA[Warriors Sweep season Series with Co-Lin]]>Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:32:21 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/warriors-sweep-season-series-with-co-lin
The Warriors returned home to take on the Wolfpack from Co-Lin in the second meeting of the teams this season.  The Warriors were looking to get back on the winning track and also sweep the two game set with Co-Lin for the year.  After a couple of days of wet weather the match had to be moved to the turf pitch and would start at 5:30 instead of  the published 4:00 time.  As it turned out it was beautiful night for soccer. 

The match started out with the Warriors controlling play for the majority of the time.  The first goal of the day would come from the foot of Warriors sophomore striker Jacob Johnson early in the first half.  Even though the Warriors had multiple chances to add to the lead in the first half they could not get past the Co-Lin keeper.  Instead it would be Co-Lin that would tie the match with less than 30 seconds to go in the half.  The Warriors were not deterred however and came out in the second half ready to play.  Freshman midfielder Devon Pitts would get the go ahead goal which was his team leading 6th goal of the year.  Later on John would strike again to get his 6th goal of the year as well.  This was his birthday and what a day it was.  The final  score in the match was 3-1 Warriors.

Next up for the Warriors on Wednesday is a road trip to Poplarville to face three time defending MACJC Champion Pearl River Wildcats. Match time is 7:00.
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<![CDATA[Bears Split Season Series with Warriors]]>Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:19:23 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/bears-split-season-series-with-warriorsAfter a 10 day mid-season layoff, the Warriors were anxious to get back on the pitch for live action.  On September 25th they traveled to Summit to take on the Southwest Bears for the second time this season. After winning the first match at home the Warriors were looking to sweep the season series.  The Bears had other ideas and were looking to protect their home pitch.  The match started slowly for the Warriors as they struggled to find their form.  It would be the Bears who got the first goal in mid way through the first half.  Later on they would earn a second goal to make the halftime score 0-2  for the Bears.  The Warriors worked hard in the second half to come back but this would not be their day as the Bears struck for three more goals in the second half to end the match at 5-0 Southwest.

The Warriors return to the pitch on Tuesday, September 29th to play a home match versus Co-Lin.  Match time is 4:00.
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<![CDATA[Gutierrez and Johnson Selected to Play in 2015 MACJC All-Star Match]]>Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:06:56 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/gutierrez-and-johnson-selected-to-play-in-2015-macjc-all-star-match
Congratulations to sophomores Omar Gutierrez​,midfielder from Mooreville, MS and Jacob Johnson, forward from Destrehan, Louisiana on their selection to the 2015 MACJC All-Star Match.  This match showcases the top sophomore talent in the MACJC.  The match will be hosted by Holmes Community College and will be held at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland, MS. The match is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015 with the men's match scheduled to kickoff at 4:30 pm
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<![CDATA[Warriors Enjoy Giving Back to the Community]]>Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:34:19 GMThttp://www.eccc.edu/soccer-men-blog/warriors-enjoy-giving-back-to-the-community
For the eleventh year the Warriors are providing community service by helping local young athletes learn the game of soccer.  In conjunction with Clarke-Venable Baptist Church, EC Warrior Soccer plays host to more than 200 young athletes ranging in age from 4-11 in a soccer program which we call Serious Soccer.  Our theme is Soccer is a Game, Life is Serious.  This year we have 26 teams playing in the program with 10 U-6 , 10 U-8, and 6 U-10/12 teams.  Each team is given a country as its name.  The program is similar to a recreational soccer program but with a twist.  At halftime all of the teams come together for a devotion and prayer time before continuing the matches.  It is great fun for our Warriors just as it is for the kids we work with.  Come join us on Mondays and Thursday as we get "Serious" about soccer.
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