Galbreath’s hat trick gives ACCS soccer 6-1 victory
NATCHEZ — Dylan Galbreath scored two goals in a 12-minute span of the second half for his second hat trick in as many matches as the Adams County Christian School Rebels defeated the River Oaks School Mustangs 6-1 Saturday afternoon to remain undefeated overall and in district play.
Galbreath scored his first goal of the match to give ACCS a 1-0 lead at the 7th minute of the first half. Goals by Sam Butler in the 12th minute and Lester Wells in the 18th minute gave the Rebels a 3-0 lead before River Oaks scored its only goal of the match at the 34th minute to make the score 3-1 in favor of the Rebels at halftime.
“River Oaks is who we played for a very strong battle last year to make it to the second round of the playoffs. They’ve won past state championships in soccer, so they’ve got a good tradition,” ACCS head coach Jimmy Allgood. “The first half, the midfield didn’t do their job quite as well as they should have. We corrected it at halftime. The whole group came out and dominated the second half.”
But that wasn’t the only thing Allgood wanted to see out of his players during the second half. He wanted someone on his team to have a hat trick. And Galbreath answered the call.
Galbreath scored his second goal of the match at the 48th minute, and he scored again at the 60th minute to give the Rebels a 5-1 lead. Kyle Williams finished off what Allgood described as “a cold, breezy afternoon for soccer at ACCS” with his goal at the 61st minute.
“I made the challenge for somebody to get the hat trick,” Allgood said. “My ‘Tip of the Hat’ goes to Dylan Galbreath, who had a hat trick on Wednesday (against The Veritas School). If our guys continue to pick up the hat trick, the road is going to be a lot easier for them.”
The Rebels ended up with 19 shots on goal, while the Mustangs had just nine shots on goal. ACCS goalkeeper Zach Pintard had eight saves.
“The defense from the back line forward was very aggressive today,” Allgood said.
ACCS (4-0, 4-0) host Hartfield Academy at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Cathedral at Franklin County (Friday) postponed
MEADVILLE — Friday night’s MHSAA Region 6-1A/2A/3A varsity girls’ and varsity boys’ matches between rivals Cathedral and Franklin County were postponed because of inclement weather.
Lady Green Wave head coach Donovan Silva said the matches will be made up at a date to be determined later this season.
Cathedral next plays on Tuesday night at Crystal Springs in a region game while Franklin County steps out of region play on Tuesday night when it hosts Brookhaven.