PRC falls in soccer

Published 5:17 am Thursday, January 15, 2009

By CURTIS ROCKWELL

Item Sports Editor

After a great start to the current prep soccer season, one of the best in the team’s history, it hasn’t been a good week for the Pearl River Central Blue Devils.

PRC’s boy’s suffered their third loss of the season to district foe St. Stanislaus Tuesday 4-2. It was the second loss of the season for the Blue Devils to the Rockachaws.

Tuesday’s defeat comes on the heels of another division road loss on the road, as PRC fell to D’Iberville 2-1 on Friday night. PRC is 12-3-1 and 6-3 in district play. PRC still holds on to the second place for now and the final spot for the playoffs.

“We played really well, even though we didn’t come out with the win,” Blue Devils head coach Joe Weems said. “ We looked better on offense and we continue to possess well and we kept the ball pushed up the field. They caught us on the counter attack which is something we need to work on. We have had problems with that all year.”

Tyler Alexander scored for PRC unassisted and Brady Jordan scored on a penalty kick. In the loss to D’Iberville on Friday, Alexander scored the only goal for the Blue Devils.

PRC hosts arch-rival Picayune at Hendrix Stadium Friday night. The Lady Devils and Lady Tide play at 6:00 PM and the Blue Devils and Maroon Tide play at 7:30. “We are turning our focus to Picayune for Friday and I assure you our boy’s will be ready to play ball,” Weems concluded.

In a meeting last month, the Blue Devils pulled out an exciting 3-2 in overtime against the Maroon Tide.