ACCS soccer gets 3-0 win vs. Wildcats

Published 12:01am Thursday, January 9, 2014

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School boys’ soccer team started off well against Chamberlain-Hunt Academy Wednesday and ended with a 3-0 win at home against a district opponent.

Neither team scored for the first 20 minutes, but the Rebels finally got their first goal on a corner inbound from Justin Allgood that ricocheted off of Chamberlain-Hunt goalie Jacob Leith at the 26th-minute mark.

That was the Rebels’ only goal going into halftime, but they had more firepower ready for release early in the second half.

Adams County Christian School’s Lester Wells, left, works to dribble past Chamberlain-Hunt Academy defender Alex Chesser in the first half of the game Wednesday. ACCS defeated Chamberlain-Hunt, 3-0. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)
Adams County Christian School’s Lester Wells, left, works to dribble past Chamberlain-Hunt Academy defender Alex Chesser in the first half of the game Wednesday. ACCS defeated Chamberlain-Hunt, 3-0. (Brittney Lohmiller \ The Natchez Democrat)

Just four minutes in, Lester Wells made his presence known with a kick from 25 yards out that gave the Rebels a 2-0 advantage.

Shortly afterward, Wells made the last goal of the game on a penalty kick after being tripped up by a Wildcats player.

Head coach Jimmy Allgood said the Rebels should have put Chamberlain-Hunt away by more points than they did.

“Our guys came out and played aggressive, and I think after we got a 2-0 lead, we took out foot off the gas,” he said.

The Rebels return to action against Laurel Christian Academy at 3 p.m. today, and Allgood said they will have to play on another level if they want to pull out the much-needed win.

“We passed, trapped and took many good shots today, and we’re going to have to bring our A-game against a very disciplined Laurel Christian team,” Allgood said. “Our main goal is to pass, trap and get the ball off of our foot much sooner. If we can do that continuing on through the season, we will be moving in the direction we need to be going.”

Allgood said the game against Laurel Christian would define where his team stands at this point of the season.

“This is probably the pivotal point in our season,” he said. “Right now, everybody is going for that top seed. Our guys are in the driver’s seat, and it’s up to them to get into that next gear.”