New Orleans Jesters U19 ties Southern States Soccer U19 1-1 in opening match

Oak Grove, MS. The New Orleans Jesters U19 earned a hard fought point with a 1-1 tie versus Southern States Soccer U19 Saturday night at The Oakes Training Facility in Oak Vale, MS.

The Jesters took an early lead through forward Mason Morise who fired home from 20 yards out in the third minute.

Southern States forward Romar Smith equalized just before the hour mark with a goal from close range that crept past Jesters goalkeeper Jourdan Schumacher at the far post.

Southern States enjoyed the majority of possession for the remainder of the match but New Orleans fought hard in the closing stages to prevent a second goal and closed the match out to earn a well deserved draw.

Up next for the Jesters U-19 is another road match on Sunday, September 20 vs Port City FC; kickoff is set for 4 PM.

The U-19 pilot league is managed by the NPSL, and affiliated with the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The pilot runs from September through November with each team playing a total of eight games, four home and four away. The gameday roster consists of U-17, U-18, and U-19 players along with up to three overage players.