Control and time of possession is how the Long Beach Boy Bearcats soccer team led two shutout victories over the Pass Christian Pirates last Friday at Lumpkin Magee Field.

The Bearcats (3-2) scored two quick goals at the end of the first by Senior Captain Midfielder Dylan Picchi while the Pirates (4-2) had a questionable goal called back.

Despite Pass High mak-ing numerous attempts in the second half, the Long Beach Bearcats withheld any scores.

“I have a good backline and a quality midfield that helps out a lot,” said Long Beach Boys Soccer Head Coach Andee Wilbun. “They’ve gotten used to the system and the style we play.”

The Lady Bearcats dominated their game from start to finish, beating the Lady Pirates 4-0 in the earlier soccer match.

After being up only 1-0 in the first, the undefeated Lady Bearcats (4-0-1) scored three unanswered goals in the second to secure a one-sided victory over the Lady Pirates (4-3).

“Regardless of classifica-tion, the Lady Pirates are a really good team,” said Long Beach Girls Soccer Coach Neil Scott.

“Our team as a defensive unit is playing really well and we haven’t been scored on since our early game against Ocean Springs.”
Further, Scott said, “our forwards and midfielders are doing their job,” creating a tough team to score on.

The Long Beach Bearcat boys’ soccer plays at Biloxi on Tuesday, November 28 while the girls host Pascagoula. Additionally, Pass Christian boys and girls play at Resurrection in Pascagoula next Tuesday.