A split with a Mayo Lafayette and identical ties with Rocky Bayou defined the week on the pitch for the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School soccer teams.
The girls are 3-2-1 overall for the season, 0-1-1 in District 1-1A.
The Tiger Sharks are 2-3-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the district.
In the first games back after Thanksgiving, the Lady Tiger Sharks registered a win while the boys were routed by Lafayette Mayo.
The Lady Sharks won 4-2.
The score was knotted at 2-all at intermission before sophomore Kathleen Rish tallied two goals in the second half to put the game away for host Port St. Joe.
Rish has a team-leading six goals on the season.
Senior Lexie McGhee scored her fifth on a penalty kick in the first half – McGhee has converted all three penalty kicks she has had this season. Junior midfielder Haley Wood added her first goal in the opening half.
Eighth-grader Celeste Chiles was in goal, facing just five shots and making three saves in lowering her goals against average to 1.80.
As for the boys, Coach Gary Hindley said, “It was another story entirely.”
The boys were shellacked 8-1 as they fell behind quickly and never got into a competitive structure until well into the second half.
Senior captain Drew Lacour finally broke through for a goal in the 53rd minute, his third, with an assist from younger brother Jacob Lacour.
Mayo outshot PSJ, 30-5.
Goalkeeper Tyler Alford, played 70 minutes in goal and faced 25 Mayo shots, made 10 saves, and gave up seven goals.
Sophomore Matt Rocha saw only two minutes in goal before being injured and faced only two shots, making two saves including one on a Mayo penalty kick.
Seventh-grader Joel Bogaert replaced Rocha and saw eight minutes of action, facing three shots and making one save while allowing one goal.
Port St. Joe traveled to Niceville last Friday for district contests against Rocky Bayou.
Both games ended in a 1-1 tie.
McGhee scored on a Penalty Kick in the 70th minute to tie the score, netting her team-leading sixth goal.
The Lady Tiger Sharks outshot Rocky Bayou 18-8, while Chiles recorded five saves.
The Tiger Sharks also tied 1-1 with Rocky Bayou.
With less than a minute to play in regulation, Rocky tied the score on a distant shot that squeezed by Alford, for the tying tally.
Drew Lacour put the Tiger Sharks up 1-0 with an early second half goal, his team leading fourth on the year, on an assist by defender Sawyer Raffield.
Alford made eight saves on 13 Rocky Bayou shots, while Port St. Joe had 10 shots.
The boys and girls played West Gadsden Tuesday and host Tallahassee John Paul II tonight (4 p.m. ET for the girls and 7 p.m. ET for the boys and travel to Franklin County for games at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET on Saturday.