The East Central women posted a 3-0 shutout victory over the visiting Southwest Lady Bears to remain unbeaten on the young season.
The East Central men rolled past the Bears 4-1 in the nightcap.
In the women’s action, East Central got goals from freshman midfielder Kenzie Jenkins of McLaurin High School in the fifth minute of the match, with an assist by sophomore forward Tamia Cavett out of Murrah High School; from freshman forward Presley McLemore of Brandon High School in the 26th minute; and from sophomore forward Carrissa Stevenson from Harrison Central High School in the 75th minute, with an assist from Jenkins.
With the win, the Lady Warriors move to 3-0 on the season.
The East Central men scored three second-half goals, two on free kicks, to take a 4-1 win over the Bears. Four different players scored for East Central, including the lone first-half goal by freshman midfielder Devon Pitts of George County High School, with an assist by freshman midfielder Fredy Gutierrez of Pontotoc High School.
In the second half, freshman forward Blake Bonds scored in the 75th minute on an assist by freshman midfielder Chase Hughes of Southeast Lauderdale High School. Sophomore forward Jacob Johnson, a product of Destrehan (La.) High School, and sophomore midfielder Connor Brennan of Pearl High School, both scored on free kicks to push the final margin to 4-1.
With the win, the Warriors move to 2-1 on the season.
The East Central men’s and women’s soccer squads hit the road next week to face Gulf Coast in Perkinston on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The women’s teams play at 5 p.m. and the men’s teams at 7 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 4, East Central travels to Raymond 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.