ELLISVILLE – Seven regular season matches at Bobcat Soccer Field highlight the 2013 Jones County Junior College schedule, which was released Thursday afternoon.
The Bobcat teams open regular season play at home on Aug. 30 vs. Itawamba Community College with the women's game starting at 5 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7 p.m.
The first South Division match will be at home on Sept. 7 against Pearl River Community College. The games vs. the Wildcats will have the men's match starting first at 5:30 p.m., followed by the women's contest at 7:30 p.m.
Both teams will play Florida State College of Jacksonville in a neutral site match at Hinds Community College in Raymond. Those matches will take place at 1/3 p.m. on Oct. 5.
The annual "Sophomore Day" matches will be at 2/4:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 against Meridian Community College. Meridian re-enters the MACJC this year and these will be South Division games.
The JCJC men's team will play an Alumni Game on Sept. 28 at a time to be announced. The Lady Bobcats may add an Alumni Game to the schedule.
There will also be an extra round of playoff activity this year.
The MACJC quarterfinals will take place on Oct. 29 with the No. 2 teams from the South and North hosting the No. 3 teams from the North and South, respectively.
The quarterfinal winners will then head to the site of the North Division women's champion for the MACJC State Tournament with the semifinals set for Nov. 2 and the finals on Nov. 3.
Both Bobcat teams will play two scrimmage matches.
The Lady Bobcats travel to Delta State University at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 and host Hinds at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27. The JCJC men's team visits Belhaven at 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 and travels to William Carey University on Aug. 27.
Head coach Dolores Deasley's Lady Bobcats went 13-1-1 in 2012, won the MACJC South Division and finished second in the state tournament. Head coach Oleg Baleyev's Bobcats finished second in the South Division and advanced to the state tournament semifinals.
A complete schedule is available at www.jcjcathletics.com