|EMCC soccer teams conclude season by dropping pair of matches at Northwest|
The Lady Lions fell, 6-2, while the EMCC men went down, 7-3, to the Rangers in the nightcap.SCOOBA, Miss. – The East Mississippi soccer teams concluded their 2008 campaign by dropping a pair of decisions to Northwest Mississippi Wednesday night in Senatobia.
Finishing the fall with three straight setbacks after closing out the month of September with a five-match unbeaten string, coach Junior Noel’s Lady Lions struck first against Northwest on freshman Nikeisha Noel’s unassisted tally in the opening half. Playing the match without second-leading scorer Alex Shelton and with Quashena Johnson sitting out most of the second half because of a knee injury, EMCC trailed, 2-1, at the intermission and would later succumb by a 6-2 outcome.
A member of Trinidad & Tobago’s Under 20 National Team, Noel added her team-leading 19th goal, also unassisted, in the second half of the Northwest match. With a total of 42 points on the season, including five multi-goal outings, Noel currently ranks among the NJCAA’s top 25 individual scorers. As a team, the Lady Lions concluded the fall with a 4-7-2 overall record and 1-5 mark in North Division action.
Finishing the season with a 1-12-1 mark and 0-8 in North Division action, the Lions traded goals with the Rangers in the opening half to earn a 2-2 deadlock by the halftime break. Sophomore Aaron Jenkins of Columbus netted his fourth and fifth goals of the season – all in the last five matches – for the visitors in the opening period. With the EMCC men hampered by a lack of depth once again, Northwest jumped on the Lions quickly in the second half en route to the 7-3 final. Freshman Leonardo Reyes of Trinidad & Tobago scored his fifth goal of the year in the final period to give him a team-leading 12 points on the season. Sophomore Josh Shields assisted on two of EMCC’s goals to give the Starkville High School product seven points (2 goals & 3 assists) in his last five matches of the year.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 17 October 2008 )|
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