Soccer Recaps: October 1
Grambling State 2, Southern 1
GRAMBLING, La. - The Grambling State University women’s soccer team extended its winning streak to three games after the Lady Tigers knocked off rival Southern, 2-1, in double-overtime on Sunday afternoon in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) match at the GSU Soccer Complex.
Grambling State (5-5-0 overall, 3-0-0 SWAC), which sits atop the SWAC standings tied with Texas Southern, played to a scoreless tie in the first 45 minutes of action.
The game remained tied until the 69th minute when Grambling State earned a corner kick. Jasmine Smith took the kick and played it to Kaylee Holt, who dished the ball back to Smith. Smith launched a shot to the far post, which beat Lady Jaguars goalkeeper Kendra Lewis for the goal and give the Lady Tigers a 1-0 advantage.
Grambling State held the lead until the 80th minute when Taylor Coleman collected the loose ball in the penalty and knocked it into the back of the net for the equalizer.
After 90 minutes of play, the two teams headed into overtime. Neither team could get much going offensively in the first 10 minutes, but in the final six minutes, Grambling State picked up the intensity and used it to capture its third victory.
After a second yellow card was handed out by the referee to Lewis in the 105th minute, the Lady Tigers didn’t waste too much time testing backup goalkeeper Abby Ferris. Just one minute after Lewis was sent off, Grambling State played the ball into the penalty area and it was punched away, but Florence David was waiting for that loose ball. She quickly pounced on the loose ball and fired it into the back of the net for the game-winner.
There were 32 total fouls and eight yellow cards handed out, but perhaps the biggest card dished out by the center official was in the 105th minute to Southern goalkeeper Kendra Lewis.
Lewis had received a yellow card in the 32nd minute and continued to play well in the net for the Lady Jaguars.
However, in the 105th minute, Lewis and Florence David battled for a loose ball. While Lewis was able to snag the ball, she also stepped on David. That forced the center official to send Lewis off for her second yellow card.
Just one minute later, David played the hero with the game-winning goal.
Inside the Numbers
- There were 32 total fouls and eight yellow cards, including four to Grambling State.
- Jordan Woodward and Killie Harrison both saw action in goal for the Lady Tigers.
- Woodward finished with two saves, while Harrison registered one.
- Kendra Lewis recorded four saves in 104:21 of action for Southern.
- Grambling State held a 13-5 advantage in shots, including eight in the second half.
- The Lady Tigers registered the only two corner kicks in the game.
News and Notes
- Grambling State moved to 5-5 overall and 3-0 in SWAC play.
- The Lady Tigers have not won three straight games since 2009, where they reeled off five consecutive victories.
- Grambling State is now five wins away from matching the 2009 team, who went 10-7-1.
- Southern fell to 0-8-1 overall and 0-3-1 in SWAC play.
Courtesy: Grambling State Sports Information
Alabama State 2, Prairie View A&M 0
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama State University women’s soccer team bounced back from a loss Friday night to claim a 2-0 victory over Prairie View A&M University Sunday afternoon in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play.
Alabama State (5-6, 3-1 SWAC) and Prairie View A&M (2-6, 2-2 SWAC) were scoreless through the first 38 minutes until Lexi Krieger scored her fourth goal of the season off a corner kick by Teaggan Ilela, her third assist of the season.
The lead stayed that way into intermission and through the first 18 minutes of the second half until Ariela Lewis took a pass from Inma Martinez and beat the goalkeeper for her fourth goal of the season, giving Alabama State a 2-0 lead.
Alabama State finished the day with 15 shots, including nine on goal for the match; while Prairie View A&M finished with 11 and six on goal. Gianna Guyot was credited with her second shutout of the season while making six saves in 90 minutes for the Lady Hornets.
Courtesy: Alabama State Sports Information
Howard 1, Alcorn State 0
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Howard defeated Alcorn State, 1-0 in a low scoring affair on Sunday I Birmingham, Ala.
The match was scoreless in the first half. Howard (4-7, 3-1 SWAC) scored its lone goal early in the second half. In the 52nd minute, Kela Grey scored on a breakaway to give the Lady Bison a 1-0 lead. That goal proved to be the game winner.
Alcorn State (2-4, 1-2 SWAC) goalkeeper Kameran Proby made five saves in the loss for the Lady Braves.
Grey had four shots to go along with her goal for Howard in the win.
Texas Southern 1, Alabama A&M 0
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Texas Southern defeated Alabama A&M, 1-0 to win its second consecutive match on Sunday.
That match was scoreless for much of the way. Alisa Holloway scored in the a late goal, in the 79th minute, to give the Lady Tigers (4-4-2, 3-0-1 SWAC) a 1-0 advantage. Holloway’s goal proved to be the game winner, as the Texas Southern was able to hang on for the victory.
Alabama A&M (0-11, 0-4 SWAC) goalkeeper Jodi Medina made four saves in the loss.
Texas Southern totaled 11 shots as a team in the win.
Arkansas Pine Bluff 3, Jackson State 1
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Arkansas Pine Bluff, propelled by three second half goals, defeated Jackson State 3-1 on Sunday.
Arkansas Pine Bluff (1-7-1, 1-1-1 SWAC) broke the ice of a scoreless match in the 46th minute. Rebecca Holmes gave the Lady Lions a 1-0 lead.
Karissa Fewnwick scored in the 49th minute to extend UAPB’s lead to 2-0 at that point.
Jackson State (1-10-1, 1-2-1 SWAC) made the match a one-goal game just 33 seconds later, Jalah Carter made the score 2-1 in favor of UAPB.
UAPB added an insurance marker in the 61st minute and was able to hold on for the 3-1 win.