Cathedral gets late score to win

Published 1:20 am Saturday, December 1, 2007

BROOKHAVEN — Joanna David scored what proved to be the game-winning goal as the Cathedral Lady Green Wave opened up Division 7-1A/2A/3A play with a 1-0 win over Loyd Star Friday night at the Brookhaven Complex.

David’s goal came in the first 18 minutes of the first half. Cathedral (1-2, 1-1) had opportunities to increase its lead throughout the game, but the defense and the play of goalie Lissa McManus made David’s goal stand up.

“We had a couple of shots that bounced off the crossbar and another that was called back for offsides,” Lady Green Wave head coach David Gaudé said. “It was an intense, fairly evenly-matched game. Both teams played hard from start to finish.”

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Cathedral had eight shots on goal while the Lady Hornets had seven shots on goal.

“Our goalie had a great game tonight,”Gaudé said about McManus. “She played the best game of her career as far as saves and good punts. But everyone had an excellent game. If you need a win, the first district game’s the best one.”

Natchez High boys 8, Wingfield 1

NATCHEZ — Ross Smith had four goals and two assists and Kent Calvitt added three goals and one assist to lead the Bulldogs past the Falcons in the Division 6-5A opener for both teams.

Smith and Calvitt each scored two goals in the first half to give Natchez High (4-1-1, 1-0) a 4-0 halftime lead. Both of Smith’s assists were on both of Calvitt’s first-half goals.

After Calvitt’s third and final goal of the game at the 25th minute of the second half, Bulldogs head coach Dennis Hogue took many of his starters out and put some of his junior varsity players in the game.

“I didn’t want anyone to get injured,” Hogue said. “They’re big and fast. They’re physical. They don’t have any soccer skills. I moved some of my players (earlier) in the second half.”

Wingfield’s only goal of the game was at the 20th minute of the second half.