Jones College posted a pair of victories over Pearl River here Thursday evening at Bobcat Soccer Field.
The No. 10 Jones women won 2-0 and the 13th-ranked men’s team scored in the final minute to beat the Wildcats, 1-0.
The Jones soccer teams continue MACCC South Division play with games at Gulf Coast on May 4 and Southwest on May 7.
Jones 2, Pearl River 0
Shutout at Pearl River 17 days ago, Jones got its revenge in front of a packed house.
Jones won its fifth straight match since losing in Poplarville, outscoring the opposition 19-1 with four clean sheets.
Poppy Binding (England) broke the scoreless tie in the 26th minute, making a pair of nice moves, crossing over a defender and finishing with her left foot. Kendyl Terrell (Oak Grove) setup the goal with a nice flip into the box.
Less than a minute later, Erin Clifford had a chance to tie for Pearl River, firing a free kick from 40 yards out that Danae Fowler (Bay) skied straight up for to make a big save. Nearly the same shot beat Jones a few weeks ago in Poplarville. Not this time.
Two huge saves by Kylie Dailey on Terrell and Binding kept it a 1-0 match in the 52nd minute.
Jones would find an insurance goal in the 69th minute from Anna Crane (Pearl), using a touch pass from Keona Crowell (Forrest County AHS) off a cross to give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead.
Fowler kept the clean sheet intact with four key saves over the final six minutes.
Both teams finished with 12 shots apiece in a match that felt controlled by Jones from the get-go.
Jones 1, Pearl River 0
After netting the game-winner Monday night to beat Copiah-Lincoln, sophomore Chris Dempsey (Ireland) struck again for Jones College
Dempsey's goal with 27 seconds left helped the Bobcats to the victory and get some revenge from a 2-1 double overtime loss in Poplarville.
The hard work of John Mark Rose (Jackson Prep) in the midfield paid off for Dempsey and the Bobcats in the 90th minute. Rose won the ball in PRCC territory and dribbled all the way into the box, sending it off to Dempsey who spun right and scored between the legs of John Bowman.
Jones dodged several bullets in the first half and was outplayed the opening 45 minutes, but went into half scoreless.
Peyton Wilbanks (Madison Central) had three, key first half saves and Mohamed Diallo also hit the post and crossbar for the Wildcats.
Great work by Elean Fajardo (Oak Grove) over 15 minutes of action in the second half and Matt Burke (Brandon) eventually paid off for Jones with time winding down.
Rose subbed back into the match for Fajardo in the 86th minute and would deliver the assist to win the match less than four minutes later.
The teams finished with 14 shots, six saves and three corner kicks apiece. The match saw a combined 26 fouls and three yellow cards.