Tupelo Soccer Triumphs over Saltillo Tigers


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  • Sophomore Teresa Perez boots the ball up the field into the lady wave attack.

  • Senior Luke Ueltschey races saltillo defender to win possession of the ball.

  • Junior Jorge Avina fights to win the ball over Saltillo forward.

  • Junior Peter Ruhl takes on Saltillo defender to advance up the field and towards the goal.

  • Sophomore Angel Perez sprints down the field in attempts to score.

  • Junior Peter Ruhl wins a physical battle to carry the ball up the field into a Wave attack.

  • Senior Gracie Henley clears a ball out of her defensive third into the lady waves attack.

  • Lady Wave Coach Hannah Kimbrough, smiles as her team takes the 3-0 lead of the Lady Tigers.

  • Sophomore Pinchy Lesley cheers as the lady wave scores the first goal of the match.

  • Junior Tyler Bogard looks to find a teammate to get the ball closer to Saltillo’s goal.

  • Tupelo Boys soccer comes together for a team chant before taking the field against the Saltillo Tigers.

  • Junior Tyler Bogard leaps into the air to help Tupelo gain possession of the ball and beat the Tigers.

  • Senior Emma Earwood plays the ball down the line to a Tupelo forward to carry to the goal.

  • Senior Defender Addy Stanford jumps to head the ball out of her defensive third and into the attack.

  • 8th Grader Colbie O’Rear finds the feet of Sophomore Forward Jameyah Hubbard to carry to the goal and up the score.

  • Senior Caroline Chandler brings a ball out of the air to gain possession against the lady tigers.

  • 8th grader Colbie O’Rear plays a ball into space up the field for a forward to finish into the goal.

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Tupelo Soccer triumphed over the Saltillo tigers, with the girls winning 3-0 and the boys 2-1. The Lady Wave moves to 8-0(1-0) and the boys 6-1(1-0).
In the first game, sophomore Jameyah Hubbard scored the opening goals in the 18th and 41st minute and after half time 8th grader Dylan Miller secured the third and final goal in the 72nd minute. The lady wave has outscored opponents this season 30-2 remaining undefeated as they travel to Jackson this weekend to face off against last year’s MHSAA state champions Northwest Rankin as well as Madison Central.
In the second game, senior Luke Ueltschey secures the first and only goal of the half in the 35th minute. After halftime, the Tigers manage to slip one past to tie the game, but in the 72nd minute, Junior West Hill finishes a ball from Junior Lewis Herman securing the win over the tigers. This weekend they travel down to Jackson to play state finalist Northwest Rankin as well as Madison Central.