The Warriors were looking to continue their winning ways in the north division when Itawamba came to visit on Friday, September 11. This was the second division match in a row on the Warriors home field. The Warriors came out with spirit and determination to earn three more points. The match seesawed back and forth with neither team able to gain an advantage. The first half came to a close with the score still 0-0. The second was more of the same but he Warriors had to battle a different opponent as they were issued several cautions which affected their play. Eventually the Indians broke the scoring with a goal from their midfielder Will Bevill. Not long after that disaster struck the Warriors as defender Carlos Gutierrez received a second caution and was sent off. The Warriors continued with ten players but never gave up. IN the 83rd minute forward Jacob Johnson was fouled in the box, earning the Warriors a chance to equalize. Johnson stepped to the spot and hammered home the goal to even the score. At the end of regulation the score stood at 1-1. Overtime ensued but with poor weather approaching and early darkness setting in the match was called in the 99th minute. With the draw the Warriors now stand at 3-4-1 and 1-1-1 on the season.
Next up for the Warriors is a north division road match with Holmes CC Bulldogs at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland on Tuesday, September 15. Match time is 4:00.
Warriors fall in division opener to Hinds Eagles tonight 0-4. The guys battled hard all match long and never gave in.
Next up for the Warriors is a home match with north division foe Northwest Rangers on Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00.
Warriors face Andrew College today at home. Match time is 3:00. Go Warriors! EC Soccer, Excellence with Class!
The Warriors returned to action on Tuesday for another road match, this time at Wesson, home of the Co-Lin Wolves. For the second match in a row the Warriors went to double overtime but this time they emerged victorious as freshman Blake Bonds of Germantown HS scored the winning goal in the 102nd minute of play. The Warriors had plenty of chances to score during the match but again faced a keeper that made a lot of saves. The Warriors scored first in the match when in the 20th minute sophomore Jacob Johnson beat the keeper after receiving a pass from freshman midfielder Fredy Gutierrez. In the 34th minute the Warriors were called for a handball in the box which resulted in a penalty kick which was scored by the Wolves. The half ended at 1-1. The second half again saw the Warriors have many opportunities to scored but they were turned away. Finally in the 79th minute the Wolves turned a free kick near midfield into a goal after the defender placed the ball in the goal area and his teammate pounced on it and scored under the diving Warrior keeper. Not finished yet the Warriors turned up the tempo and in the 86th minute Fredy Gutierrez scored a nice goal from 20 yards out. Credited with an assist on the play was Omar Gutierrez. The Wolves had one more opportunity to win in regulation after a scramble for the ball near the goal but freshman defender Samm Thompson cleared the ball out of danger. In overtime the Warriors controlled play for the most part but could not connect on a goal until the second overtime period when Bonds scored the game winner off of an assist from Fredy Gutierrez.
With the win the Warriors move to 1-1-0 on the young season. The Warriors return to action on Thursday when they open the home portion of the schedule by hosting the Southwest Mississippi CC Bears in a 3:00 match up. The ladies will take the field first at 1:00. Come out and support the Warriors!
The Warriors opened the 2015 season on the road Friday, August 21 at local rival Meridian Community College. It was a hot and extremely humid 1:00 kickoff that pushed both teams to their physical limits on Friday. The Warriors began the match in fine fashion as they controlled possession for most of the first half. During the first half the Warriors had 14 shot attempts with 10 of those being on goal. However the Eagle keeper made save after save until mid way through the first half when the Warriors earned a corner kick that resulted in the match's first score. Freshman Chase Hughes, of Southeast Lauderdale sent in a corner kick that sophomore midfielder Omar Gutierrez of Mooreville headed toward freshman midfielder Devon Pitts of George County who banged home the goal. This would prove to be the only score in the first half. Just four minutes into the second half after a sluggish start by the Warriors the Eagles connected on their first goal by Jordan Walton of Birmingham, AL. The would be the only goal of the second half and regulation ended in a 1-1 tie. During the first ten minute period of overtime neither team could connect although they both had opportunities. It was in the 5th minute of the second overtime when the Warriors took a corner kick that was cleared by the Eagles and scooped up by Walton near midfield and he raced past the defenders to score the game winner. It was difficult loss for the Warriors but one that can prove to be beneficial in learning as they move forward in the season.
Next action for the Warriors is a Tuesday evening match in Wesson with the Copiah Lincoln Wolves. This will be the opening match for Co-Lin as their match on Friday was cancelled due to inclement weather. Tuesday's kickoff time is set for 6:30 pm.
The Warriors will host the annual Alumni Day on Saturday, August 15. This is a day set aside for all former Warriors and Lady Warriors to come back to campus and see friends and former teammates that they may have not seen in a while. Activities include a family picnic and games for the alumni to show that they still have their skills. The day kicks off at 10:00 as the alumni ladies take to the field followed by the picnic lunch at 12:00. The men conclude the day's activities by kicking off their match at 2:00.
The Warriors will be back in action soon. The 2015 schedule is out and can be found here on the soccer page. The season begins with a road match on August 21 at Meridian Community College. The Warriors and Eagles will be be the first teams playing in the MACJC for the 2015 season as their match at 1:00 ushers in the 2015 season.
A great time was had by all at the First Annual Spring Alumni Day. I t was great to see many former players back on campus.
East Central will host their annual Spring 7-v-7 Tournament on Thursday, April 9th. Both men's and women's squads will be playing in the tournament. There are always several other JUCO teams here for the day, so come out and enjoy an afternoon of Warrior Soccer.
Check back later for start time, teams playing, and a schedule of games.