MERIDIAN, Miss. — The Pearl River Wildcats got off to a slow start but didn't look back Tuesday night when they defeated Meridian 9-1.
The Wildcats (6-1-2 overall, 5-0 South) put on an offensive show after giving up the first goal of the game to Meridian (2-9-1 overall, 1-4 South) in the first minute of the game.
"I thought we had a bad start giving up that first goal in the first couple of minutes but I thought they responded really well," PRCC coach Henrik Madsen said.
The Wildcats responded in the 19th minute when Victoria Stewart (Pearl River, La; Pearl River) scored on a wide open shot to tie the game 1-1.
Briana Carr (Laurel; West Jones) put the Wildcats up 2-1 in the 24th minute.
Zigi Ahortor (Accra, Ghana; Wesley) followed that up with a goal in the 28th minute to put PRCC up 3-1.
Laura Magleau (Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Colegio Sao Miguel Arcanjo) scored a goal two minutes later to give the Wildcats a 4-1 lead.
Ahortor scored her second goal of the night shortly after Magleau's goal.
Stewart scored her second and third goals of the night to give the Wildcats a 7-1 lead and secure a hat trick.
Brooke Geist (Saucier; West Harrison) added on to the lead to put the Wildcats up 8-1.
Alexa Beets (Long Beach) scored the final goal of the night right before the end of the match to give the Wildcats a 9-1 win.
The Wildcats will host arch rival Gulf Coast in Poplarville Friday night at 5 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
All home events are broadcast on PRCCAthletics.com and 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.