The East Central Community College Lady Warrior soccer team opened the regular season in style with a 1-0 shutout victory over host Southwest Tennessee Community College on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
The match was played at St. George's Independent School in Germantown, Tenn.
After a scoreless first half, the Lady Warriors got the game winner in the second half off the foot of freshman forward Macey Spencer out of Florence High School. She was assisted by freshman forward Bethany Hand from Dublin, Ireland.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jordan Havens out of Horn Lake got the shutout in goal.
"After a testing week of training and working on our defensive shape, the girls were fantastic in the back today defending Southwest Tennessee," said ECCC head women's soccer coach Ryan Joiner after the win. "We're very happy to come out with the win, but ecstatic to find a clean sheet for the girls after conceding four goals in preseason. Jordan Havens was brilliant in the net with several saves and was equally as good playing out of the back in possession."
The Lady Warriors will travel to Ellisville to face Jones County Junior College at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. Following a trip to Poplarville to face Pearl River Community College at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, the East Central women will play their regular season home opener against Itawamba Community College at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at the Soccer Field on the campus in Decatur.