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BA soccer stomps Central Private, 7-0

Brookhaven Academy’s boys’ soccer team kicked the life out of Central Private Monday, winning 7-0 to avenge last week’s first district loss to Natchez Cathedral.

The Cougars traveled to Baker, Louisiana to face the Central Private Rebels Monday and struck in the first five minutes to get the early lead with a goal from outside the box by Cory Case.

The game would remain 1-0 until halftime. Brookhaven Academy came out in the second half and put the game away early with two quick goals. The cats added four more goals in the second half to seal the victory at 7-0.

The Cougars were led by Carson Rounsaville, who tallied three goals and an assist. Cory Case and Keegan Smith each had a goal and an assist. Cole Griffin and Harrison Brownlee had a goal apiece. Justin Burt had two assists.

The victory moved BA to a record of 3-3 overall, and 3-1 in district play. The Cougars will be in action again at home today at 3:30 p.m. against ACCS.

The savage victory over Central Private took some of the string out of last Thursday’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of Natchez Cathedral, the Cougars’ first and only district loss of the season.

In a tightly-contested match, Carson Rounsaville put BA ahead with a goal from the edge of the penalty box in the 20th minute with an assist from Cole Griffin. Cathedral knotted the game at 1-1 five minutes later, but the Cougars went back up when Harpreet Singh sent a header across the face of the goal and Carson Rounsaville finished it off with a volley.

The Green Wave was able to strike again and send the game into halftime at 2-2. In a defensive battle in the second half, the game stayed tied thanks to some great defensive plays by goalkeeper Dillon Burt and defender Harrison Brownlee.

The game required extra minutes, and Cathedral was able to score the winning goal in the second overtime with three minutes remaining.

Story by Clint Rounsaville