No. 18 Pearl River scores in bunches in win at Southwest
SUMMIT, Miss. — The No.18 Pearl River men’s soccer team continued its hot start to the season on Friday winning its road contest at Southwest, 5-0.
“We’ve been dominant on set pieces this season and we were able to score some goals from them again today,” said coach Drew Gallant. “We were able to get a lot of people on the scoresheet today.”
Pearl River (5-0 overall; 4-0 MACCC) took an early lead over Southwest (1-4; 0-2), 1-0. Mohamed Diallo (Gulfport) was fouled in the box and took advantage of it by placing his penalty kick in the back of the net.
Mohamed Diallo keeps the ball away from a Southwest defender
Retsin Kabambala (Mobile, Ala.; Murphy) soon doubled the advantage by smashing a goal into the back of the net to make the score 2-0.
Dustin Cuevas (Picayune; Hancock) was able to put another Wildcat goal on the board to make it 3-0.
Diallo picked up his second goal of the day to finish with a brace and put the Wildcats up 4-0.
Andre Nicholson (Kingston, Jamaica; Clarendon College) capped off the Pearl River scoring making the game 5-0 in the process.
Southwest tried to get a goal back later in the match, but a big save from reigning MACCC Goalkeeper of the Week John Bowman (Bay St. Louis; Bay) secured the shutout victory.
“John made a huge save in a one versus one situation when we got exposed at the back,” said Gallant.
Pearl River will return home on Tuesday to host Meridian. The match will begin at 7 p.m.