October 11, 2017
Scoreless for 99 minutes and 59 seconds, East Central Community College’s Ashley Langham knocked in the golden goal with one second left in the first overtime period to give the Lady Warriors a 1-0 win over Northwest Mississippi Community College Wednesday, Oct. 11.
In the men’s action, East Central got goals from three different players in a 3-2 win over Northwest.
The MACJC North Division matches were played on the Northwest campus in Senatobia.
Despite East Central outshooting Northwest 26 to 11 overall and 13 to 6 on shots on goal, neither team was able to find the back of the net during the 90-minutes of regulation play before Langham, a sophomore midfielder from Florence, found the opportune time for her second goal of the season.
The East Central women improved to 4-4-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the league. Northwest fell to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in the North Division.
The East Central men jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead and held on for the 3-2 win. The Warriors got goals from sophomore wing Joseph Stewart out of Callaway High School and sophomore defender Hector Mendoza from Center Hill High School in the first half. Freshman midfielder Francisco Romero of Ripley added his eighth goal of the year in the second half. Mendoza was assisted by sophomore defender Andrew Bernard out of Southeast Lauderdale.
Northwest’s second goal came on the last play of the match.
The Warriors are now 8-5-1 overall on the season and 4-2-1 in league play. The Rangers are 2-6-1 and 1-5-1.
The Warriors and Lady Warriors will play their final home matches of the season Friday, Oct. 13, against North Division opponent Hinds Community College at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Soccer Complex on the Decatur campus. The Lady Warriors will then travel to Summit on Friday, Oct. 20, for their season finale against Southwest Mississippi Community College at 3 p.m.