Pearl River women stumble against Gulf Coast

Published 4:37 pm Sunday, September 26, 2021

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — The Pearl River women’s soccer team was unable to get anything going Friday against rival Gulf Coast, falling 2-0.

Gulf Coast (4-3 overall; 3-1 MACCC South) was on the attack early, nearly getting on the board in the 2ndminute.

After getting through the Pearl River (3-4-1; 2-2-1) defensive line, the Bulldog forward dashed into the box and took a shot, but Aníta Guðmundsdóttir (Kópavogur, Iceland.; Flensborg) quickly stuck her left leg out to block the shot.

In the 10th minute, Aubrey Wawrek (Long Beach; Our Lady Academy) broke through the Gulf Coast defense. She dribbled along the left side of the box and played a cross, but no one was able to find it.

Pearl River had another promising chance in the 27th minute as Jessica Harrison (Gulfport; St. Patrick) crossed a ball to Zaria Crumpton (Leakesville; Greene County), but she was unable to put a foot on it.

Gulf Coast broke the scoreless tie in the 36th minute, allowing the Bulldogs to go into the halftime break with a 1-0 lead.

One minute into the second half, MGCCC added another goal to their tally, putting Pearl River in a 2-0 hole.

The Wildcats had a good chance to break the shutout In the 71st minute of the night, but Harrison’s shot went above the crossbar.

The two-goal advantage was enough for Gulf Coast as they closed out the match to earn the victory.

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Pearl River hits the road next Friday to take on Itawamba. The match is set to begin at 4 p.m.