Soccer roundup: Flashes rally to take down Hartfield; VHS and WC score region wins
The first time St. Aloysius played Hartfield Academy, it did not go well.
The second time was much, much better.
Kieran Theriot had three goals and one assist, Cooper Madison mirrored him with one goal and three assists, and the Flashes beat Hartfield 4-3 on Tuesday in an MAIS boys’ soccer game in Flowood.
St. Al (3-2) scored three goals in the second half to shake off a slow start. It avenged a 5-1 blowout loss against Hartfield (1-2-1) in November.
St. Al will return to action on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., when it hosts Starkville Academy at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi.
(B) Vicksburg 2, Provine 1
Stacy Washington scored the game-winning goal with three minutes left in regulation to give Vicksburg High a victory over Provine in its Region 4-5A opener.
Christopher Williams had a goal and assisted Washington’s winner for the Gators (3-1-2, 1-0 Region 4-5A), who have won twice and tied once in their last three matches. They only won five games all of last season.
Vicksburg keeper Marquis Martin allowed one goal against 19 shots.
This kicked off a big stretch of three consecutive region games. The Gators will return to Jackson on Thursday to face Jim Hill, and again next Tuesday to play Callaway at South Jackson Field, located at Forest Hill High School.
The Region 4-5A teams will play the second half of their round robin schedule in January.
(B) Warren Central 6, Murrah 0
Tony King scored three goals, Brandon Gilliam had a goal and an assist, and Warren Central had little trouble idefeating Murrah in its Region 4-6A opener on Tuesday.
The Vikings (8-1) put 11 shots on goal and outshot Murrah 15-6 overall. King scored all of his goals in the first 25 minutes.
Ben Vroman made three saves to record Warren Central’s eighth shutout of the season. DeQuarian Buck and Josh Griffin also scored goals for the Vikings.
The Vikings will take a step up in competition on Friday, when they host perennial Class 6A state power Northwest Rankin at 7:15 p.m.
(G) Vicksburg 12, Provine 0
Haleigh Erwin and Trinity McGloster each scored four goals and assisted on two more to lead Vicksburg High’s girls’ soccer team to a rout of Provine.
McKenna Elder and Kennedy Mullins added two goals and one assist apiece for the Missy Gators (5-1, 1-0 Region 4-5A), and keeper Rosemarie Thuha made six saves to earn the shutout.
Vicksburg won its third game in a row.
(G) Warren Central 7, Murrah 0
Madelyn Polk scored four goals, and Warren Central (5-3) dominated Murrah (4-4) in its Region 4-6A girls’ soccer opener.
Polk now has 17 goals for the season, and 104 for her high school career. She netted her 100th in a win over Ridgeland on Nov. 22.
Abby Claire Fuller added a goal and an assist in the win over Murrah, while Natalie Greer and Sarah Prescott scored one goal each. Polk, Maddie Watkins, Aryn Greer and Jayda Griffin each had one assist.
The Lady Vikes will host Northwest Rankin Friday at 5:30 p.m.
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