ACCS ties with Manchester on Senior Day

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NATCHEZ — Manchester Academy almost spoiled the fun for Adams County Christian School’s varsity boys’ soccer team on Senior Recognition Day, but Lester Wells’ goal in the 75th minute allowed the Rebels to end up with a 1-1 tie with the Mavericks Monday afternoon at the ACCS soccer field.

One of the seven seniors on ACCS’ team ended up making a big contribution in the second half. After starting goalkeeper Zach Pintard had to leave the game with a finger injury, Dylan Galbreath came in and made five saves. Pintard ended up with eight saves.

“Pintard went down with an injured finger in the 60th minute after recovering the ball. In the shuffle, his finger was stepped on,” head coach Jimmy Allgood said. “Dylan Galbreath, who was nursing an ankle injury, came in (for him).”

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In the 61st minute, the Mavericks scored the first goal of the match before Wells scored what proved to be the match-tying goal later in the second half. Daniel Campbell entered the match for Galbreath at goalkeeper with about eight minutes left and had a pair of saves of his own to preserve the tie score.

ACCS had plenty of opportunities to take the lead in the first half, but could not take advantage of them.

“Overall, our guys played very aggressive in the midfield. We took over 20 shots in the first half. But those shots were off the mark and their keeper also saved 12 of those 20 shots,” Allgood said. “Both teams played very aggressive soccer, and I feel like our guys today took over 30 shots on goal. The ball wasn’t finding the back of the net for many of our strikers.”

The seven seniors that were recognized before the match were Galbreath, Justin Allgood, Jordan Babb, Ryan Lackey, Hunter Lindsey, Hayden Newman and Tyler Steed.

“These guys have basically been a lot of the backbone of this year’s winning tradition,” Allgood said. “Right now, our guys are in first place in our district. I couldn’t be happier of the performances of our senior group.”

ACCS (13-1-1) next plays at Hartfield Academy at 4 p.m. today.