The soccer programs at PHS are coming up on the halfway point of their respective seasons. So far the girls and boys teams are having success on the pitch. Currently the girl’s regular season record is 8-1-0 (1-1 district) and the boys are 8-1-0 (1-0 district). The girl’s team has already secured a winning season for the 2014-15 season. Leading the girl’s team this season is Junior Mallory Nuccio and Sophomore Merisa Myrick. Nuccio has 13 goals and 4 assist to lead all lady hornets in scoring. Myrick has 8 goals and 5 assist (Myrick leads the lady hornets in assist). With one game remaining before the Christmas break the Lady Hornets have scored 39 goals with 24 assist. Goalkeeper Kelsey Strahan has 1.7 goals against average for the season with 5 shutouts and 7 wins.
On the boy’s side this season, the Hornets are led by Senior Noah Pearson. Pearson has 25 goals which lead’s the state according to maxpreps.com. Pearson also has a chance to be the all team goals scorer in school history for a career and a single season. Juniors Ethan Glasscock and Nick Hines have played a big part in helping the Hornets score this season. Glasscock has 14 assist (which currently also leads the state in assist according to maxpreps.com) and Hines who has 10 assist. Hines also is second in scoring with 9 goals this season. The Hornets also have one game remaining before the Christmas break. To date they have scored 59 goals with 49 assist. The Hornets are three goals away from setting a new scoring record for PHS Soccer. Goalkeeper Austin Carter has 1.6 goals against average for the season with 4 shutouts and 8 wins.
Coach Smith says “I am very pleased with the way both teams have performed this season. Both teams have the chance to accomplish many goals this season and set new records for teams in the future to look to achieve. Even in our losses this season we have battled and not quit. We have made those teams work for their win. We are looking towards the second half of the season and trying to make a playoff push. I would like to thank the student section for attending the games and giving our players motivation to perform. We hope they continue to attend and that the hive grows as the season goes on.”
The Hornets play @ Forrest Co AHS Friday Dec. 19th. Girls play at 5:30 boys at 7. They will also play Jan. 2nd at Home vs. PRC.