Pearl River's Kobe Lie named MACJC's top keeper for third time

Pearl River's Kobe Lie named MACJC's top keeper for third time

POPLARVILLE — For the third time this year, Pearl River's Kobe Lie (Hattiesburg; North Forrest) has been recognized as the top junior college shot stopper in Mississippi.

Fresh off another strong week in net, the sophomore Wildcat was named the MACJC's Goalkeeper of the Week on Tuesday.

Lie opened the week by backstopping No. 18 PRCC to a 3-0 victory over Gulf Coast. The sophomore turned away all seven shots he faced in the match — including a miraculous glove save from point-blank range — to earn his fifth shutout of the year. On Saturday, Lie stopped 11 of 12 shots he faced in a 1-0 defeat at Southwest.

Lie continues to be one of the top keepers in the country. He ranks third in the country in wins (nine), sixth in shutouts (five), 12th in save percentage (.870), 16th in saves (80) and 38th in goals against (1.02).

Lie wasn't alone in earning an MACJC honor Tuesday. Lady Wildcat keeper Candyce Martin (Gautier) earned the women's award as well.

The Wildcats travel to Meridian on Tuesday night before returning to Poplarville on Friday to play Jones College in the final home match of the season.

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