Lady Bobcats, 6th-ranked Polk State battle to 1-1 tie

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2010-09-04 17:11:10

 ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College had a chance to pull off a huge upset in women’s soccer here Saturday afternoon at the Bobcat Soccer Field.

The Lady Bobcats held a 1-0 lead with 16 minutes remaining when the sixth-ranked Polk State College (Fla.) Vikings scored to tie the contest.

The game would end in a 1-1 draw, but JCJC head coach Dolores Deasley was pleased with her team’s performance.

“I thought we played well,” she said. “I am proud of them.”

Polk State had several shots on goal in the opening half. However, the Vikings were denied by freshman JCJC keeper Michelle Brumfield of Mobile, Ala.

The Lady Bobcats then broke through when West Jones’ sophomore Bridget Dennis scored off an assist by George County sophomore Arlette Cochran at the 37th minute. Dennis took the pass and knocked it in the right corner of the goal, just past a diving Viking keeper.

JCJC would keep that lead until the 74th minute of the game when Marcella Riveria scored off an assist by Emily Roebke.

Polk State, 2-0-1, was ranked No. 1 in the nation at one point in 2009 and ended up making the NJCAA Tournament. The Vikings defeated Gulf Coast 1-0 on Friday and are scheduled to play Pearl River Sunday and Hinds Monday.

The Lady Bobcats are also 2-0-1 and travel to Hinds for a 5:30 p.m. game on Tuesday. JCJC opens South Division play at Gulf Coast on Saturday, Sept. 11.


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