Lady Tigers and OLA advance to second round in soccer play-offs; BHS boys fall 1-0
By Joseph W. Gex, II
Jan 25, 2013, 18:05
The biggest upset in the state playoffs of high school soccer in Mississippi happened in Bay St. Louis on Tuesday evening when Newton County scored the go ahead goal in the second overtime period.
The goal gave Newton County the 1-0 win to defeat the defending Class 4A Tigers.
The game was a rematch of last year's second round matchup that went two overtime periods, two sudden death overtime periods and into a shootout.
The game was a well played contest by both teams with Bay High displaying its offensive prowess and Newton County showcasing their defensive skill set.
Throughout the game, Newton County marked Tiger star forward Colby Krost with two defenders. However, the Tigers continued to press and recorded a staggering 53 shots on goal.
Regulation ended 0-0 as did the first overtime period. With about seven minutes left, Newton County dropped one in the net for the difference.
The Tigers end the season with an 18-2-2 mark and the Division 8-4A title.
The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws also ended their season Tuesday evening with a 5-3 loss on the road at West Lauderdale.
SSC took a 1-0 lead with 26 minutes left when Evan Lundgren scored. Dustin Bosch pushed the lead to 2-0 with a goal with 14 minutes remaining in the first half.
West Lauderdale scored with six minutes left to make the halftime score 2-1.
In a span of five minutes at the beginning of the second half, West Lauderdale ripped off three goals to claim a 4-2 lead. With 19 minutes remaining, they pushed the lead to 5-2.
Bosch scored his second goal with 10 minutes left to make the final tally of 5-3.
The Rocks end their season with a record of 6-11-3.
The Bay High Lady Tigers continued their march toward a second consecutive Class 4A state title game berth with a 5-1 win over Northeast Lauderdale.
Hailey Furlan recorded a hat trick plus one in the win while Merritt Baria added the other goal for Bay High.
Bay High head coach Jeff Bosarge commented, "We came focused and got off to a quick start. We played well tonight but we need to enjoy this one and then get ready for Greene County. We beat them last year 1-0 for the South State title so we know they will want some revenge."
The Lady Tigers travel to Greene County today for their second round contest. Game details will be available in Wednesday's edition.
The Our Lady Academy Crescents opened their bid for a 14th consecutive state title game with a slim 2-1 victory over Madison-St. Joe on Tuesday evening.
Maggie Kowalski put the Crescents up in the first half. St. Joseph tied the the score 1-1 before intermission.
Late in the second half, Alex Kowalski put OLA (12-4-2) up for good with a goal.
OLA head coach Andie Thornton commented, "We have some young players in the field and they are playing well. Our keeper, Savannah Lacoste, is our lone senior. I have all the faith in these girls that we can make it back to Jackson. These girls have the talent to do some special things and they have proven that they have the heart to make it happen."
The Ceescents played Franklin County on Friday night in Bay St. Louis. Game details will be available in Wednesday's edition.
The Pass Christian Pirates were eliminated from the Class 1A/2A/3A playoffs by St. Andrew 2-1. Scoring details were not available.
The Lady Pirates were also eliminated by St Andrew on the road 2-1. Shannon Swilley scored the lone goal.