Kobe Lie lands national honor for second time this season

Pearl River Community College goalkeeper Kobe Lie makes a save during the Wildcats' 4-0 win over Itawamba Community College on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (BRETT RUSS/PRCC ATHLETICS)
Pearl River Community College goalkeeper Kobe Lie makes a save during the Wildcats' 4-0 win over Itawamba Community College on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (BRETT RUSS/PRCC ATHLETICS)

POPLARVILLE — The accolades keep pouring in for Pearl River's goalkeeper. For the second time this season — and fourth time in his career — Kobe Lie (Hattiesburg; North Forrest) has been named the NJCAA Goalkeeper of the Week.

The announcement comes one day after Lie was named the MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week for a third time this season.

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 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.

After PRCC's 3-0 win at Meridian on Tuesday, Lie remains among the NJCAA's national leaders. Lie is tied for second in shutouts (six), tied for third in wins (10), eighth in minutes (1,147:26), 10th in save percentage (.879), 16th in saves (84) and 34th in goals against average (0.94).

The Wildcats return to Poplarville on Friday to play Jones College in the final home match of the season.

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