Itawamba handed the East Central Community College Lady Warriors and Warriors MACJC North Division losses in soccer action Friday, Sept. 6, in Fulton.
The ECCC Lady Warriors lost 3-1 to the ICC Lady Indians in the opener, while the Warriors lost a tough 1-0 match to the Indians.
With the loss, the Lady Warriors fell to 2-2 on the season and 0-2 in division play, while the Itawamba Lady Indians improved to 3-3 overall and 2-1in North Division play.
The ECCC men fell to 2-3 on the season and 0-2 in division play. The ICC Indians remained perfect at 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the division.
In the women's match, the ICC Lady Indians got a goal in the 11th minute of the match and led 1-0 at intermission. They added two goals in the second half for a 3-0 lead before the Lady Warriors found the net in the 73rd minute. East Central's lone goal came from sophomore midfielder Leah Anderson (Leyland, United Kingdom) with an assist by freshman forward Hannah Herren (Florence). It was Anderson's fifth goal of the season.
"Today was not our best performance of the season," said ECCC Women's Head Coach Ryan Joiner. "We lacked energy coming off of short rest from our game on Wednesday and that is on me. We will be back on the field training next week after some much needed rest this weekend. The girls and I are looking forward to getting back to winning ways next week."
In the men's action, Itawamba got a goal in the 58th minute for the only score of the game in the 1-0 shutout of East Central.
The East Central teams will look to get into the win column in MACJC North Division play with a couple of matches next week. They hit the road to battle Hinds in North Division action at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Raymond.
The Lady Warriors and Warriors then return home Friday, Sept. 13, for more MACJC North Division contests as the teams from Northwest visit Decatur for matches at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.