ACCS soccer misses playoffs in 1-0 loss

Published 12:01am Thursday, September 26, 2013

NATCHEZ — Adams County Christian School soccer coach Jimmy Allgood said the Lady Rebels ended their season on a good note after a 1-0 loss against No. 2-ranked River Oaks Academy.

“Several weeks ago, that team beat us 6-0,” Allgood said. “For my girls to have only one goal scored on them today made me very happy with the aggressive attacking, trapping and skills my girls showed today.”

A win against the Lady Mustangs would’ve allowed ACCS to advance to the state playoffs. But one goal scored in the 34th minute of the game on a ball that barely sneaked by the Lady Rebels made the difference.

ACCS key player Jordan Parker suffered a leg injury in Tuesday’s match against Central Hinds Academy in that match and Allgood said that hindered the Lady Rebels’ ability to play offense at their best.

“I would say that Parker was probably at about 50 percent of her game, and that affected a lot of our offensive striking chances,” Allgood said. “As a whole, all the girls played very exceptional soccer and for us. In my book, our girls have come many, many miles to wrap up the season right for ACCS soccer.”

It was also senior night at ACCS with three seniors, Amber Frye, Katie Russ and Sarah Clancy all recognized in pregame with a standard signed soccer ball from the team.

All three of players were chosen and selected by the coaches of Mississippi Association of Independent Schools to the AllDistrict soccer team. Russ will compete in Jackson at Jackson Prep Academy in the MAIS girls’ all-star soccer contest.