HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The West Jones Girls soccer team advances to the second round of the playoffs after defeating Hattiesburg 3-2 Wednesday night in thrilling fashion.
The Lady Mustangs scored late in the first half after 8th grader Katie Beth Sumrall beat the defender and placed the ball at the back of the net.
The Lady Tigers came out of halftime ready to fight back. Lachan Terrell lines up for a free kick about 25 yards away from goal and miraculously the ball bounces its way in for the score. Shortly after freshman Taytum Terrell gets a fast breakaway and crosses the ball past the keepers fingertips for the score.
West Jones had way more shots on goal Wednesday night, Meredith Follis picks up the second goal for the Lady Mustangs. Junior Captain Faith Gavin kicks the winning goal in on a free kick just outside of the penalty box.
Head Coach Craig Winship said his team has worked on that play for years. "They just found a way to make it happen," Winship said. "It takes a lot of guts to step up in a tie game in the playoffs and make that shot at the end of the game and I'm very proud of her."
"We've had a tough season, just now getting our girls back to healthy, but this makes everything worthwhile," Winship said.