Bobcat soccer teams sweep SMCC; qualify for playoffsOctober 17, 2013
SUMMIT – Kevin Ndongo’s goal at the 102:00 mark lifted Jones County Junior College to a 3-2 victory over Southwest Mississippi in double overtime here Wednesday evening.
The victory improves the JCJC men to 10-2-1 overall, 6-2 in the MACJC South Division. The win also assures the Bobcats of a playoff berth.
In the women’s game, the 13th-ranked Lady Bobcats blanked Southwest, 7-0. The JCJC women are now 13-1 overall, 7-1 in division play and have also qualified for the playoffs.
The Bobcat soccer teams will conclude the home portion of their schedule by hosting Meridian Community College for “Sophomore Day” on Saturday. The women’s game begins at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 4:30 p.m. Follow the games via Livestats at http://livestats.prestosports.com/jonescountyjc
JCJC concludes regular season play at Mississippi Gulf Coast on Tuesday.
Southwest goes to Pearl River on Saturday.
Bobcats 3, Bears 2 (2OT)
Conner Masters scored at 3:33 to give Southwest a 1-0 lead.
JCJC tied it when Souleymane Diakite scored off an Eric Johnson assist at 6:14. The Bears took a 2-1 lead into intermission when Masters scored again at 21:31.
The Bobcats tied the game up at 74:25 when Eddie Ramirez scored off an assist by Austin May.
After a scoreless first overtime, Ndongo scored the game-winner off an assist by Johnson two minutes into the second overtime.
Gabe Brown was in goal for the Bobcats and regarded two saves.
JCJC took 11 shots, nine shots on goal. SMCC took six shots, four shots on goal. JCJC had seven corner kicks, compared to three for Southwest.
The Bears are now 1-13-1 overall, 1-7 in division play.
Lady Bobcats 7, Lady Bears 0
Kelsey Cochran had three goals and an assist as JCJC cruised to the win.
Cochran scored the game’s first goal at 15:54 off an Anna Mills assist. Seconds later, Danielle Fortin scored off another Mills’ assist as JCJC took a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Fortin then assisted Cochran at the 55:09 mark. Cochran then assisted Kelsey Simms at 62:13 to make it 4-0. Cochran then scored off a Lauren Arnold assist at 70:36.
Arnold then scored an unassisted goal at 82:44. Lindy Tabor scored the game’s final goal in the 89th minute off an assist by Karlee Mullins.
JCJC took 24 shots in the game, 15 on goal. Southwest did not take a shot.
The Lady Bears fall to 0-14-1 overall, 0-7-1 in the division.