Meridian, ECCC end up tied at 2-2
By By Thomas Burton / special to The Star
Oct. 6, 2002
Meridian Community College and East Central battled to a 2-2 tie in men's soccer action on Friday afternoon at the Eagles Soccer Field.
The game finally got played after two postponements due to tropical storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili.
The tie leaves MCC at 4-3-1 overall. They are 3-1-1 in South Division play.
MCC head coach Alex George felt the Eagles lost focus after grabbing a 2-0 lead and was angry about an overtime ejection of Brandon Rodgers.
East Central Kenny Thompson was elated to get out of Meridian with a draw.
MCC's Kyle Boykin lead the Eagles with a pass to Troy Webb who found Brandon Rodgers for the first score of the game. With 11:49 left in the first period striker Brian Bledsoe assisted Troy Webb for the score and gave MCC the lead at 2-0.
The ECCC Warriors never gave up another goal.
With striker Seltue Karweaye making a high kick fit in, the Warrors cut MCC's lead to 2-1 with 3:30 left in the first half.
Karweaye also got the team's second score to tie it in the 2nd period with 14:35 left by taking advantage of a penalty kick.
Both teams played aggressive down the stretch but both failed to score. Once the game entered over time Brandon Rodgers was ejected from the game.
ECCC could not make the extra push they needed as the game went into double overtime. Neither team could score and the matched ended in a 2-2 tie.