Aug. 26, 2002
MHS, WL, NEL win softball pools
West Lauderdale and Northeast Lauderdale went undefeated to win their pools during Saturday's Meridian Softball Invitational at Northeast Park, while Meridian High School won it's pool with a 3-1 mark.
The invitational was a one-day event. A headline in Sunday's Meridian Star was misleading, indicating that Saturday's action was the first of two days. That was incorrect. The Meridian Star regrets any confusion this may have caused.
USM women host Purdue, Texas Tech
HATTIESBURG Fifteen home games, including the annual Hattiesburg Inn
Classic, highlight the 2002-03 Southern Miss women's basketball schedule. Nine of the Eagles' opponents played in the 2002 postseason tournaments, five in the NCAA and four in the NWIT. Two were listed in the final Associated Press top 25 poll.
Southern Miss opens play at home with an exhibition game on Nov. 13, before beginning the regular season on the road, Nov. 22, against Hampton University and Nov. 24, at Louisiana-Monroe.
The Eagles return home of a six-game homestand, including national power Purdue (Dec. 1) and their own Hattiesburg Inn Classic (Dec. 6-7) that features Mississippi Valley State, Tennessee-Martin and Birmingham Southern. The Golden Eagles play three straight on the road, before returning home with face another national power, Texas Tech. Other nonconference opponents include South Alabama, San Francisco, McNeese State, Centenary and UNO.
Potts scores twice for Ole Miss
OXFORD In her first organized collegiate game, Brittney Potts netted a pair of goals to lead Ole Miss to a 2-0 victory over Tulsa Saturday in preseason action at Ole Miss Soccer Stadium.
A two-time prep All-American, Potts came off the bench to open the scoring in the 39th minute, ripping an 18-yard shot from the top left side to the right corner of the net.
The freshman forward from Franklin, Tenn., recorded her second goal at 50:40 from 10 yards away. Tulsa goalkeeper Kelly Wilson, who notched 11 saves on the afternoon, deflected a Leigh Barrow shot, but Potts took the carom and connected with the back of the net.
The Rebels, who are coming off their sixth straight season with a .500 or better record, officially open the 2002 campaign on Friday against Georgia State as part of the Ole Miss Invitational in Oxford.
Ole Miss finished the 2001 season with a 10-10-1 mark, and advanced to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament for the second time in three years. The Rebels became the only SEC Western Division squad to have earned a conference tourney berth the past five years, and is the West's winningest team over that stretch.
USM soccer drops preseason opener
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. The Auburn Lady Tigers scored three goals in the first half and held on to defeat Southern Miss, 3-0, in a lightning-shortened match, Saturday, in the Huntsville College Preseason Classic.
The teams battled it out in a 40-minute first half, but the second half of the match was called after 15 minutes due to lightning.
Sarah Steinmann, Jenny Zarzour and Jessica Allen all netted goals for Auburn, which out-shot the Lady Eagles, 6-4. The Lady Tigers also had a 5-1 shots-on-goal advantage.
Southern Miss opens regular-season play against Georgia State, Friday, in the Ole Miss Soccer Classic in Oxford. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. The Lady Eagles then face Marshall on Sunday.