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ACCS shakes off sluggish start, wins 7-0

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School Rebels soccer team cruised passed The Veritas School in a 7-0 shutout Wednesday afternoon.

Head coach Jimmy Allgood said his players have made significant strides this season, which showed in Wednesday’s game.

“Just two weeks ago, we barely got by this team 3-1,” Allgood said. “These guys are really starting to communicate the way this game needs to be played.

“I’m very proud of the performance, from the starting 11 to all of the high schoolers and JV bunch.”

Adams County Christian School’s Justin Allgood works to keep the ball in bounds in the first half of ACCS's game against The Veritas School Wednesday afternoon. ACCS defeated Veritas, 7-0. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)
Adams County Christian School’s Justin Allgood works to keep the ball in bounds in the first half of ACCS’s game against The Veritas School Wednesday afternoon. ACCS defeated Veritas, 7-0. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)

The game started slowly for ACCS, but it quickly picked up the tempo after the first 20 minutes of the first half, scoring four goals.

Lester Wells scored first for the Rebels, getting a short kick to go in the net between several defenders.

At the 32-minute mark, Carlos Woods put ACCS up 2-0 on a cut to the goal after a steal by Trey Fleming led to an easy score.

Wells added two more goals, including one right before intermission, to give his team a 4-0 lead at the half.

Allgood said his players were making the game more difficult than it should’ve been in the first 20 minutes of the game, and they had to trust in their skills more in order to put Veritas away.

“In the first half, I think we overplayed the game of soccer,” Allgood said. “We lost many opportunities by over complicating the game.”

The second half was the Dillon Galbreath show, as he scored all three of the Rebels’ goals.

The second half, like the first, started slowly before Galbreath scored after being led by Trey Fleming’s high kick toward the goal at the 27-minute mark.

Galbreath scored his second goal with three minutes left in regulation, and his final goal came from the left corner with less than a minute remaining to end the game 7-0.

Allgood said he was very proud of Galbreath for his second-half performance.

“We challenged him to get two, but he overshot the runway by getting a hat trick,” Allgood said. “Today was a memorable day for Galbreath.”

The Rebels will host River Oaks at 1 p.m. Saturday.