Soccer Recaps: September 1
Samford 5, Alabama State 0
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Alabama State University soccer team dropped their third consecutive road match to open the season, falling to Samford 5-0 Friday night in non-conference action.
Samford (1-4) scored two out of their goals during the first half to build an insurmountable lead heading into the half, before putting the game away early in the second half. Korrie Sauder knocked home a pair of goals on the night for Samford.
Meanwhile, Gianna Guyot recorded 14 saves in 90 minutes of action.
Stat of the Night
ASU's Guyot finished with 14 saves in 90 minutes in goal.
Alabama State is 0-3 this season in road games.
How it Happened
Samford knocked home the first goal in the fifth minute on an Ella Baggett shot, while they extended the lead in the 28th minute for the 2-0 halftime lead.
Samford pushed the lead to 4-0 just eight minutes into the second half.
Alabama State was only able to get three shots in the contest against a tough Samford defense.
Courtesy of Alabama State Sports Information
Nicholls 1, Grambling State 0
GRAMBLING, La. - The Grambling State University women’s soccer team returned home less than 24 hours after a defeat at Southern Miss on Thursday as the Lady Tigers surrendered a second-half goal to Nicholls State in a 1-0 loss on Friday at the GSU Soccer Complex.
After a scoreless first half, Nicholls State (1-2-0) broke the tie in the 60th minute as Kirstie Champagne scored on an unassisted goal, which proved to be the difference in the home defeat.
Grambling State (1-3-0) had one shot on goal as Brittany Terry forced Colonials goalkeeper Roosa Hurmerinta to make the stop.
The two teams combined for 33 fouls as Grambling State held a 17-16 in that category. But the biggest difference was shots on goal.
Neither team took many shots for either goalkeeper to stop. In fact, the Colonials finished the night with just two shots on goal, but one of those was the game-winner that Champagne put away to give Nicholls State the 1-0 lead.
Inside the Numbers
· Grambling State goalkeeper Jordan Woodward finished with one save in 90 minutes in goal.
· Roosa Hurmernita also finished with one save for the Nicholls State.
· Nicholls State held a 9-6 advantage in shots.
· The Lady Tigers held a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.
News & Notes
· Seventeen Grambling State players saw action during Saturday’s game against New Mexico State.
· The 1-0 loss marked the second time in four matches that the Lady Tigers had lost by a single goal.
· With another win, Grambling State would match the win total of 2015 (2-11-0).
· Grambling State goalkeeper Jordan Woodward earned Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Goalkeeper of the Week honors on Thursday.
Courtesy of Grambling State Sports Information