ACCS gets first win on new field

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, December 11, 2013

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School Rebels finally got to play on their new soccer field on a cold Tuesday afternoon with Dylan Galbreath scoring the only goal of the match at the 56th minute to give ACCS a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Hartfield Academy Hawks to remain undefeated.

Both teams had many chances to put the ball in the back of the net, but it was ACCS that came away with the win. Rebels goalkeeper Zach Pintard had 15 saves to preserve the shutout win.

“We took 16 shots on goal, and they took 15 shots on goal. Today, Zach Pintard gets my ‘Goalie of the Year’ award,” ACCS head coach Jimmy Allgood said. “It was a very, very aggressive match the whole way through played by both teams.”

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With the win, ACCS improved to 5-0 overall and 5-0 in MAIS District AA South.

Allgood referred to the new soccer field as the “field of dreams” and added that a lot of hard work and effort went into getting it ready in the past year. He then said that it was “a great feeling” to be a part of the debut game at the new field.

As for how long it took for the players to adjust to the new field, Allgood said that the first half was somewhat different, but in the second half both teams were very aggressive. He added that even though the new field was wet, it is shaped in a crown and sheds water very well.

“We’ve planted some rye grass on it and I look forward to a great, fantastic soccer field for many, many years to come at Adams Christian,” Allgood said. “I’m very thankful for the board, administration, headmaster, athletic director and everyone else involved. Special thanks not only from myself, but also the approximately 70 kids that are playing soccer at Adams Christian.”

ACCS next plays at Madison-Ridgeland Academy at 4 p.m. Saturday.