ACCS turns up its game, beats Brookhaven handily in 9-1 win
NATCHEZ — For the first 19 minutes, Adams County Christian School soccer coach Jimmy Allgood was visibly frustrated with his team.
But after his girls scored their first goal against Brookhaven Academy 19 minutes in, something clicked with the Lady Rebels. And the result was a convincing 9-1 win and what Allgood called his team’s best performance since he started the program several years back.
“It took our girls until the 19th minute to turn the light switch on,” Allgood said. “But the next 61 minutes were the best soccer our girls have played. It was truly a group effort of all 23 people that saw action.”
Karrigan Eidt and Jordan Parker both tallied a hat trick, or three goals, in the team’s win. Allgood credited his team’s seniors — Amber Frye, Sarah Clancy and Katie Russ — for their defensive performance, which allowed Eidt and Parker to take plenty of shots on goal.
“Those three are my rocks on defense,” Allgood said. “They work very well together to create opportunities for Parker and Eidt to have hat tricks. Our girls truly stepped up in a great way, passing and trapping and working together. Our keeper (Emily Williams) defended four or five shots on goal.”
Eidt scored the first goal for ACCS 19 minutes in after a shot by Parker bounced off Brookhaven keeper Ruth Vaughn. Vaughn was unable to keep control of the ball, allowing Eidt to run up and strike it into the net.
Eidt scored again several minutes later on an assist from Parker, and ACCS took a 4-0 lead at intermission when Parker scored her first two goals of the game toward the end of the first half.
Several minutes into the second half, Eidt scored her final goal of the game, and Anna Babb scored one minute later for ACCS when Vaughn blocked another shot by Parker, only to see Babb come up and kick it in.
Later in the second half, Parker scored her final goal of the game, and Frye and Amber Morace also had goals for ACCS to round out the Lady Rebels’ scoring. Brookhaven scored their one goal late in the game on a penalty kick after ACCS pulled their starters.
ACCS (4-4) will travel to Oak Forest Academy today.