The Lady Warriors improved to 3-0 with the win, while the Warriors fell to 2-3 on the season.
Sophomore forward Tamia Cavett of Murrah High School scored twice in the span of one minute in the first half to give East Central a 2-0 lead at intermission. Freshman forward Presley McLemore of Brandon High School and sophomore midfielder Megan Yarbrough of Center Hill High School in Olive Branch assisted on the goals. Cavett now has three goals on the season.
The Lady Bulldogs scored with 14:38 to play in the match to bring the final score to 2-1.
In the men’s match, the Warriors got goals from freshman midfielder Fredy Gutierrez of Pontotoc High School on a penalty kick at the 20th minute, from sophomore midfielder Connor Brennan of Pearl High School off a cross from sophomore midfielder Abi Rivera, a product of Oxford High School, at the 40th minute, and from sophomore forward Jacob Johnson of Destrehan High School (La.) at the 42nd minute to build a 3-2 halftime lead.
East Central was not able to score in the second half, and the Bulldogs tied the contest at the 65th minute and then added two last-minute goals for the 5-3 win.
Johnson now has three goals on the season for the Warriors, and Gutierrez and Brennan have two each.
The East Central men’s and women’s soccer squads travel to Raymond Friday, Sept. 4, to square off against Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges North Division opponent Hinds. Women’s action is at 5 p.m. and men’s action is at 7 p.m.