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Soccer Weekend Recap
Lady Choctaws extend their winning streak while the men drop two games
An eventful weekend for Choctaw soccer saw the women’s team extend their recent winning streak to three games, while the men dropped each of their first two Gulf South Conference contests.
On Friday, due to threats of rain, the women moved their conference opener against the University of Auburn-Montgomery up to 12:15 p.m. to try to finish the game. They were unsuccessful as lightning was detected in the area around the 25-minute mark, and after briefly trying to restart the game a storm rolled in. Just seconds before the first stoppage, Emma Young scored a goal off of a corner kick, however, it will not count, as the game will be rescheduled and played again at a later date.
Meanwhile, the men had to move their contest against AUM to Vicksburg to avoid the same storm. In a very physical game, MC dropped their first game of the season 1-0. The only goal came in the 38th minute off of a penalty kick by Phillip Spickenbaum. Due to a second-half red card given to Zach Diallo, the Choctaws had to spend significant time with just ten men on the field and were unable to find the net.
With better weather on Sunday, both matches went off as planned with both teams matching up against Montevallo. The women took care of business on the back of an offensive explosion and won 6-2. Erin Hederman picked up her first career hat trick, scoring once in the first half and twice in the second. Beatrice Currie also had a great game as she scored two goals on the afternoon. Margherita Giubilato also scored the first goal of her career as she picked up the Lady Choctaws’ final goal of the game in the 75th minute.
The men did not fare as well against the Falcons, losing 5-2. The Choctaws were the first team on the board, with a Noah Wagner penalty kick goal in the 8th minute. Montevallo would tie the game with a 19th-minute goal and that score would hold until halftime. The second half was hectic as there were five goals, including an own goal from the Falcons, and five cards handed out. Through all the chaos the Falcons were able to take and maintain their lead and escape with a win.
Both teams are on the road next weekend as they continue their conference schedules. On Friday, September 16, they will face Lee, who feature a women’s team currently ranked 9th in the nation. Then on Sunday, September 18, they will travel to Rome, Georgia, to face the Shorter Hawks.
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