Lady Cobras trample Brookhaven Lady Panthers 7-0

Published 8:35 pm Monday, December 4, 2017

The Wesson girls yanked the cat’s tail hard in varsity soccer Friday night, putting a mean, 7-0 beat-down on Brookhaven.

The Lady Cobras controlled the game from the opening kickoff and never relented, harassing the Lady Panthers for numerous steals and turning those takeaways into clean attacks that led to 19 shots. Three of Wesson’s shooters scored the seven goals, with senior Amber Brinson tacking one extra on a hat trick to lead her team.

“Really, it was my teammates. Without their assists, I wouldn’t have been able to score,” she said. “We communicated well. If you don’t communicate there’s no way you’ll be able to score or even get close to scoring.”

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Brinson’s four goals were backed up by senior Kim San’s two goals and sophomore Arie Douglas’s single score. Douglas paved the way on defense with seven steals, while senior Meagan Jones took six balls away from Brookhaven.

“The team definitely helped me out by talking to me in the background, telling me what they see,” San said. “When I’m one-on-one with the goalie, I can’t see everything but I know I have a chance at a shot, so my teammates talk me through what’s happening.”

Wesson coach Bobo Douglas was impressed with the way his girls were able to control the game.

“Our offense played good and the girls complemented each other,” he said. “The defense did what they needed to do to keep the ball out.”

Brookhaven coach Kevin Bower, meanwhile, said his girls weren’t ready for Wesson’s onslaught.

“By the time we woke up it was too late,” he said. “You don’t ever know where the ball is going to bounce, and we missed a few close ones in the second half that could have changed the momentum of the game.”

Instead it was Wesson taking the momentum, scoring four of its seven goals in the second half. The Lady Cobras also committed four penalties to Brookhaven’s six, and each team recorded one offside call and one corner kick.

The Lady Cobras travel to Morton tonight and host Loyd Star Friday night. The Lady Panthers will host Franklin County tonight and head to Natchez Friday night for the first game in region play.