Gators rack up rare shutout win over Riverside

Published 10:30 pm Friday, December 8, 2023

Wins have been hard to come by for Vicksburg High’s boys’ soccer team in recent years. Shutouts harder still. The Gators got both on Friday night.

Cannon Jackson and Abel Gonzalez each scored a goal, and Vicksburg defeated Riverside 2-0.

It was the Gators’ first shutout in since beating Provine 3-0 on Jan. 12, 2021. They only won one game over the past two seasons, but this was their second victory this year.

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The Gators (1-7-2) snapped a nine-game winless streak since beating McLaurin in their opener. They’ll next play on Dec. 15 at Columbus in an MHSAA Region 2-6A game.

Vicksburg 7, Riverside 0
Kennedy Mullins scored four goals to lead the Vicksburg Missy Gators (3-5) to a rout of Riverside.

Trinity McGloster, Amari Johnson and Xaria Williams added one goal apiece, and Lili Kistler had one save for the low-effort shutout.

Vicksburg snapped a three-game losing streak in which it was shut out twice. It had scored only four goals in its previous six games.