ACCS soccer: Veritas beats Lady Rebels 2-0

Published 12:01 am Thursday, September 13, 2012

NATCHEZ — The Veritas School’s Emily Ables was all over the field Wednesday afternoon, and the Adams County Christian School girls’ soccer team did everything it could to slow her down.

The Lady Rebels used multiple defensive strategies and multiple defensive players to keep Ables from scoring too often, but her two goals in the first half were enough to lead Veritas to a 2-0 victory.

“(Ables) was very impressive today,” ACCS head coach Jim Allgood said. “She scored both their goals, and we did all we could to shut her down.”

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Ables’ two first half goals gave Veritas a 2-0 lead at the half, and Allgood said the Lady Rebels did not produce enough scoring chances in the first half.

Adams County Christian School’s Kristen Rhinehart challenges Veritas School’s Emily Ables as she kicks the ball down the field during Wednesday’s game. ACCS fell to Veritas, 2-0. (Lauren Wood \ The Natchez Democrat)

ACCS managed to put a little pressure on Veritas in the second half but was unable to put a ball in the net.

Veritas finished the game with 13 shots on goal to the Lady Rebels’ six shots on goal. ACCS took several shots in the second half that it did not put on goal.

“We started playing as a unit,” Allgood said. “We showed spots today, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Sometimes the ball bounces that way.”

ACCS freshman Anna Babb said fatigue was a problem for the Lady Rebels Wednesday.

“Some people got tired out, and kind of gave up,” she said. “We have to do more talking, make better passes and not get all jumbled up.”

Allgood said the loss hurts the Lady Rebels playoff chances, but they are still fighting for fourth place with four games to go.

“We definitely still have time,” Allgood said.

The Lady Rebels will travel to play River Oaks Saturday.