No. 9 Gulf Coast breaks in new field Sunday

Published 3:09 pm Thursday, September 1, 2022

PERKINSTON — The No. 9 Mississippi Gulf Coast men’s soccer team expects a tough test Sunday when it plays its first real game on the new artificial turf at Bary Thrash Field.


Patrick & Henry Community College visits Perk for a 6 p.m. kickoff. The game will be streamed at, weather permitting. Tickets, including season tickets, are available at

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The surface was installed over the summer, and the team has reaped the benefits of it during a rainy August. The Bulldogs were able to practice on their field throughout the month, slowed for safety reasons only by lightning delays.



  • MGCCC: 2-1
  • Patrick & Henry: 3-0 (Before Friday’s game at Jones)

Last Time Out

  • MGCCC pounded Andrew College 14-0 on Sunday in Georgia. Nine different Bulldogs scored.
  • Patrick & Henry won 3-1 at Greensboro College last Saturday before a 3-3 tie in an exhibition at Ferrum College and Friday’s game at Jones.

Previous Meeting

This will be the first meeting between the teams.


  • Patrick & Henry beat Gulf Coast out for an at-large berth in the inaugural NJCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Championship. The Gulf South District and the Atlantic District had one berth between them, and the Patriots were selected.

Three Ahead

  • Friday, Sept. 9: vs. St. Louis, Meridian, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 16: vs. Hinds, Perkinston, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20: at Holmes, Ridgeland, 3 p.m.


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