Pearl River men's soccer battles to a tie with Hinds

Pearl River men's soccer battles to a tie with Hinds

VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Pearl River Wildcats got off to a hot start but ultimately could not capitalize to start the season with a win battling to a 1-1 tie against Hinds Monday night. 

The Wildcats led for the majority of the game but were unable to add to their lead in the second half which ultimately proved costly. 

PRCC coach Drew Gallant felt that the Wildcats put themselves in the right positions but could not finish to extend the lead. 

"We had a lot of opportunities in this game," Gallant said. "We're just not finishing with goals. I think our systems working but we're just not finishing." 

The Wildcats got on the board in the first half when Caleb Burke (Ocean Springs) cashed in on a great assist from Mike Jimenez (Hattiesburg; Ocean Springs) to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. 

PRCC (0-0-1) protected their lead for the majority of the second half playing sound defense and continued to be the aggressor in the contest. 

"We played defense well," Gallant said. "We weren't really giving up anything in the box, Hinds just made a really good play." 

With time winding down in the second half, Hinds (0-0-1) finally caught a break and capitalized to tie the game. 

Neither team could break through and score a goal in the overtime period ending the game. 

UP NEXT 

The Wildcats will look to pick up their first win of the season Wednesday night when they travel a state over to take on LSU-Eunice at 6:30 p.m. 

PRCC will follow that up by hosting Meridian in their home opener on Friday at 7 p.m. 

HOW TO TUNE IN

All home events will be broadcast on PRCCAthletics.comand PRCCMedia.com. Anyone who has an Amazon Fire or Roku device can stream PRCC broadcasts by downloading the "Pearl River CC" Channel from the app store.

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