Lady Flashes hammer St. Joe with early flurry

Published 10:30 am Thursday, December 4, 2014

The St. Aloysius Lady Flashes battered Greenville-St. Joseph with four goals in a 10-minute span of the first half Wednesday, and cruised to a 5-1 victory over their Catholic school rivals to the north.

Sidney Mathis started the onslaught by heading in a pass from Cass Hudson in the 10th minute. Haylee Prescott scored the next two, then Shelby Bottin scored in the 19th minute off an assist from Mary Ranager for a 4-0 lead that put the game out of reach early.

Ranager added a goal in the second half and finished with a goal and two assists.

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St. Al (4-1) has postponed its scheduled game with Raymond on Friday, but will participate in The Show tournament this weekend along with most of Warren County’s soccer teams.

The Show tournament will feature two days of games at six sites in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties:

• The Lady Flashes will play two games Saturday at Newell Field in Jackson, at 1 p.m. against Sacred Heart and then at 6 against Newton County.

• Warren Central’s boys team will play West Harrison Friday at 5 p.m. at Pearl. On Saturday it’ll go to Northwest Rankin to play Northwest Rankin at 1 p.m. and Sacred Heart at 7.

• Warren Central’s girls will play at host Northwest Rankin Friday at 4 p.m. On Saturday, they’ll stay at Northwest Rankin to face Petal at 3:30 p.m. and Sacred Heart at 5:45.

• Vicksburg’s boys team will play at tournament host Clinton Friday at 6:15 p.m. On Saturday it’ll go to Newell Field to play Madison-St. Joseph at 8 a.m. and Murrah at 11:45.

• The Vicksburg Missy Gators will play Florence Friday at 7:30 p.m., at Clinton. On Saturday they’ll take on Murrah at 10:30 a.m. and Newton County at 3:30 p.m. Both Saturday games are at Newell Field.