JCJC men nip Rangers, 6-5; second half keys Lady Bobcats

Written By: Shawn Wansley
Email Address: shawn.wansley@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2011-08-30 20:01:26

 SENATOBIA – Jones County Junior College got a ‘hat trick’ from George County’s Dusty Pittman and outlasted the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers 6-5 here Tuesday afternoon at Ranger Soccer Field.

In the women’s game, the Lady Bobcats scored three goals in the second half to blank the Lady Rangers, 3-0.

The JCJC teams travel to East Central on Friday with the women’s game beginning at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 4 p.m. The next home contests for the Bobcats will be on Sept. 7 vs. Itawamba. The women’s game will start at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7 p.m.

Bobcats 6, Rangers 5

JCJC took a 1-0 lead at 6:01 when Bowen Terrill scored off an assist by Tanner Morris during a scramble in front of the net. The Rangers tied it at 1-1 when Nathan Smith scored off a deflection assist by Fakhry Khulfan at 14:35. Northwest would take a 2-1 lead when Khulfan scored an unassisted goal at 15:01.

The Bobcats would tie it up shortly thereafter at the 15:50 mark when Morris scored off an assist by Florence’s Cole Mitchell. Northwest then took a 3-2 lead when Khulfan scored another unassisted goal at 18:25.

Pittman then got a header on a corner kick off an assist by Mitchell to tie the game at 3-3 at 22:15. Pittman would score an unassisted goal at 39:45 to put the Bobcats up 4-3. An unassisted goal by Pearl River Central’s Tyler Alexander at 41:46 gave JCJC a 5-3 lead at intermission.

Pittman’s third goal of the game at 73:36 put the Bobcats up 6-3.

The Rangers made it interesting in the last seven minutes. Smith got his second goal at 83:34 off a Khulfan assist to make it 6-4 and Smith scored again at 88:36 off an assist by Joseph Paez.

Alan Davidson was in goal for the Bobcats.

Each team had 15 shots on goal.

JCJC is now 1-1 on the year, while Northwest drops to 1-2.

Lady Bobcats 3, Lady Rangers 0

JCJC had all kinds of opportunities to score in the opening half, outshooting Northwest 17-2. But the Lady Bobcats could not find the net.

However, they got rolling early in the second half.

Northeast Jones freshman Morgan Pace would score at 46:15 off an assist by Madison Central sophomore Chelsea Wooten to make it 1-0.

Pace’s second goal off an assist by Oak Grove freshman Kimberly Murray at 59:38 made it 2-0. Murray’s unassisted goal at 64:37 ended the scoring.

Mobile, Ala., sophomore Michelle Brumfield and George County freshman Kristen Pittman both were in goal for JCJC.

The Lady Bobcats outshot Northwest, 30-4.


The Lady Bobcats improve to 2-0, while Northwest is now 0-3.


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