Cathedral soccer games postponed

Published 12:17 am Wednesday, January 23, 2008

NATCHEZ — Tuesday night’s scheduled junior varsity boys and varsity games between Division 7-1A/2A/3A rivals Franklin County and Cathedral have been rescheduled for Thursday night due to unplayable field conditions at D’Evereux Stadium

It will also be Senior Night as the seniors on Cathedral’s varsity girls and varsity boys teams will be recognized.

“There was water on the field about an inch deep in some places between 1 and 1:30 p.m. The field never dried out from the last couple of rains,” Lady Green Wave head coach David Gaudé said. “It looked like it was going to rain some more, but it never did.”

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Thursday’s forecast calls for dry weather, but it will be cold as the temperature during the games will be dropping through the 30s. The junior varsity boys game will start at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity girls game at 6 p.m. and the varsity boys game at 7:30 p.m.

Natchez boys 6, Wingfield 2

JACKSON — Ross Smith was back to his old self again as he scored three goals and had one assist as the Bulldogs defeated the Falcons in a Division 6-5A game.

Smith scored his first two goals in the first half, the first one on an assist by Kent Calvitt just six seconds after Wingfield scored the game’s first goal at the fourth minute of the first half.

“Our defense was kind of flat and the field was wet,” Natchez High head coach Dennis Hogue said about Wingfield’s first goal. “As soon as they scored, Kent passed it to Ross, who got past a couple of defenders and scored.”

Smith scored on an assist from Esteban Roman at the 26th minute that gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead. However, Wingfield got a goal just five minutes later and the score was tied at 2-2 going into halftime.

“Our boys were disappointed that we were tied at halftime. The second half was completely different,” Hogue said.

Natchez High (11-3-1, 4-1) took the lead for good at the 5th minute of the second half when on a goal by Calvitt with an assist by Smith. Roman then scored after receiving a pass from Dustin Adams at the 13th minute to make it a 4-2 game.

Smith scored his third and final goal of the game on an assist from Corey Adams at the 25th minute and Brian Byers scored at the 32nd minute after Wingfield was called for tripping.

“It was a nice set play. Taylor Davis chipped it to the far side so someone would chip it. Ross acted like he was going to kick it and it went through his legs and Brian zipped it in there,” Hogue said.

Natchez High will host Terry at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the regular-season finale with the Division 6-5A championship on the line. Natchez High must beat Terry by at least four goals to win the division title.

“And they’re a quality team. They’re tough,” Hogue said about Terry. “This is the game to watch.”