WPHS soccer teams drop pair of matches

Charity Hogan attempts to fend off a Choctaw Central player during Thursday night's contest.
Staff Writer

The West Point soccer teams each dropped their matchups with Choctaw Central and Lafayette on Thursday and Friday night.

The girls fell behind 5-0 in the first half before Lilly Baird scored a goal to cut the Warrior lead to 5-1.

The Lady Wave would trail 6-1 at halftime en route to a 12-1 defeat.

Senior Jayna Ben led all players with three goals for Choctaw Central. Sophomore Christy Lewis scored a pair of goals for the Warriors, while Raven McMillian, Crystal Routh, Jaiden Thomas, Kayliah Tubby, Sierra Wallace, Madison Wilson, and Jayna Thomas each scored goals. Lilly Baird scored West Point’s lone goal.

The girls lost 19-0 to Lafayette on Friday evening.

West Point fell behind 11-0 at halftime and surrendered eight goals in the second half to fall to 0-5 on the season.

At halftime, Lady Wave head coach Hillary Baird told her team to stop giving up and moved five players on defense to try and prevent anymore goals by the Commodores.

West Point’s defenders would pull up too far, most of the time, allowing Lafayette defenders to get behind the defense and score easily.

The Green Wave are finished until the first of the year, when they will host the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science on Jan. 5. MSMS defeated Nettleton 4-1 in their most recent contest to improve their season record to 6-2.

Baird said her team was suffering through some growing pains to start the season.

“Most of these girls have never played soccer before and are just learning the sport,” Baird said. “A lot of them are just learning to play on a team for the first time.”

The West Point boys were shut out in both contests against Choctaw Central 5-0 and Lafayette 7-0. Against the Warriors, the Green Wave hung around until the second half, trailing Choctaw Central 2-0 at halftime. However, the Warriors would pull away for a 5-0 win in the second half to improve to 7-1 on the season.

On Friday night, Lafayette jumped on the Green Wave early, leading 5-0 at halftime, en route to a 7-0 win. The Commodores’ Alex Fikes scored four goals, while Jose Lopez added
two himself. Jaylon Jones also added one goal for Lafayette.

The Commodores improved to 8-5, while West Point fell to 0-5 on the season.

Both the boys and girls will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 5, when they host MSMS.