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Parker, ACCS get big win

Brookhaven defender Ruth Vaughan, left, looks away as Adams County Christian School’s Jordan Parker, right, celebrates one of her three goals from the game against Brookhaven Academy Wednesday afternoon. (Ben Hillyer \ The Natchez Democrat)

NATCHEZ — Coming into Wednesday’s game against Brookhaven Academy, Jordan Parker had just two goals on the season.

But Parker was able to more than double her total for the Adams County Christian School girls soccer team, as Parker tallied a hat trick, or three goals, in the Lady Rebels’ 7-1 win.

“It feels good,” Parker said. “I somehow went through people and scored.”

And there was no shortage of scoring opportunities for ACCS either. The Lady Rebels took 23 shots on goal compared to the Lady Cougars’ five, something head coach Jimmy Allgood said was hard work finally paying off.

“Working on our short passes, communication and controlling the ball allowed our offense to show up today,” Allgood said.

ACCS wasted no time against Brookhaven Academy, scoring in the opening minute when Anna Babb took an assist from Mollie Simpson and scored on a header over the Brookhaven keeper’s head.

Simpson scored several minutes later on a breakaway after juking two Lady Cougar defenders.

Parker scored her first goal with approximately eight minutes left in the first half after getting past one defender and performing a sliding kick to knock the ball away from the goalie and into the net. She tallied her second goal three minutes later.

In the final minute of the first half, Hailey Wroten scored a goal to make it 5-0 Lady Rebels at intermission.

Parker got her final goal with approximately 15 minutes left in the second half on an assist by Emily Williams.

Merritt Murray got ACCS’s final goal with approximately nine minutes left in play.

As good as the Lady Rebels’ offense was, Allgood said yielding just five shots on goal to Brookhaven Academy was equally as impressive.

“Our girls are finally starting to play very aggressive defense,” Allgood said.

ACCS will host Oak Forest Monday at 4 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Aug. 29, but Tropical Storm Isaac forced the game to be rescheduled.