November 7, 2019 10:46:38 PM
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science girls soccer team opened their regular season with a 6-0 win over Louisville Thursday night at the downtown Columbus Soccer complex.
Junior Mandy Anderson led scorers with three goals and one assist. Seniors Tierah Macon and Taylor Willis and junior Emily Berry each added a goal. Junior Weslyn McMurrin had an assist.
"We've been working on possession and finishing, and it was great to see our hard work evident on the pitch tonight," said head coach Chuck Yarborough. "Every match is a chance to grow as a team and as individual players, and our girls took advantage of those opportunities tonight to start the season on a good note.
"It was also great to see Mandy begin her tenure on our squad with the first hat trick of the season.
Goalkeeper Camille Newman preserved the clean sheet with 3 saves on the night.
In the nightcap, the Louisville boys defeated MSMS 1-0.
"It was a tough loss to open the season," Yarborough said. "The boys possessed well and managed the flow of the match, but we just weren't able to finish against an athletic Louisville side. That said, we have identified points to work on, we'll get back to work next practice."
Both MSMS teams return to action Tuesday at the downtown Columbus Soccer complex when they host New Hope.