MGCCC women pound SW Tennessee

MGCCC women pound SW Tennessee

The Mississippi Gulf Coast women's soccer team cruised to its second road win in as many days Saturday, blasting Southwest Tennessee 4-0 in Memphis.


Erin Longsden (So., Droylsden Academy/Manchester, England) had a pair of first-half goals to propel the Lady Bulldogs (2-1). She tied for the team lead in goals last season, but had been struggling had seen a slew of shots bang off the posts early this year.


"Today was really big, giving her confidence," Gulf Coast coach Jackie Rhodes said. "She scored a PK and then two minutes later she scored another goal."


L.T. Massey (So., Oak Grove/Hattiesburg) pushed Gulf Coast's lead to 3-0 in the second half before Curissa Beatty (Fr., Biloxi/Biloxi) got her second in as many days to close out the scoring.


"We played really well," Rhodes said. "We were able to move around a lot of players to get some chances on goal. We were able to capitalize."


Chascidi Martin (Fr., Terry/Byram) registered her second shutout in as many days.


"These two games this weekend were huge for us going forward," Rhodes said. "We've got some confidence going in to a big game against Jones on Friday."


Gulf Coast opens MACJC South Division play Friday when the Lady Bulldogs travel to Jones County. The division home opener is Sept. 5 when Pearl River visits the MGCCC Soccer Complex.


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