Soccer Recaps: October 6
Grambling State 2, Texas Southern 0
HOUTSON, Texas - HOUSTON – A pair of second-half goals by Grambling State lifted the visiting Lady Tigers to a 2-0 victory Friday at Texas Southern in a battle of the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s top two sides.
GSU’s Kaylee Holt provided the corner kick assist on Janee Harris’ match-winner in the 59th minute, then added a goal of her own in the 76th minute lead Grambling (6-5, 4-0 SWAC) to the win and into first place on the SWAC table.
The loss by Texas Southern (4-5-2, 3-1-1 SWAC) snapped the team’s four-match unbeaten streak to open conference play. It was also the Lady Tigers’ fourth consecutive shutout loss on their home field.
TSU’s defense kept Grambling at bay during the first half, as the visiting Tigers did not record a shot on goal until Harris broke through near the hour mark. However, Grambling held a 15-7 advantage in total shots, taking seven off-target strikes in the first half.
The hometown Tigers had their best chance early in the first half, when Paige Hayward’s strong header off a 45-yard free kick from Brooke Ianiero went straight to Grambling goalkeeper Jordan Woodward.
Grambling limited the home side’s chances as the match wore on, though TSU applied pressure late in the match as the home Lady Tigers tried to cut into GSU’s lead.
Courtesy: Texas Southern Sports Infornation
Alabama State 4, Howard 1
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama State University women’s soccer team picked up a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) victory at the ASU Soccer Complex Friday night, defeating Howard University, 4-1.
The match featured the top two teams in the preseason poll, as voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors.
Alabama State University (6-6, 4-1 SWAC) scored just five minutes into the match when Ariela Lewis scored her fifth goal on the season, taking a pass from Lexi Krieger and pushing past Howard goalkeeper Gabrielle Emilien for the 1-0 lead. The duo struck again just 11 minutes later when Lewis scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season for the 2-0 lead.
The Lady Hornets came out the locker room and extended the lead to 3-0 when Teaggan Ilela scored her first goal of the season off the assist from Lewis in the 50th minute. After a goal by Howard trimmed the deficit to 3-1, the Lady Hornets scored the final goal of the contest in the 65th minute when Ilela scored her second goal of the season off an assist from Shyann Cordova.
Gianna Guyot played all 90 minutes in goal for Alabama State, recording eight saves in the win.
Courtesy: Alabama State Sports Information
Prairie View A&M 1, Arkansas Pine Bluff 0
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas - An early goal in the second half proved to be the difference Friday evening as the Prairie View A&M soccer team took a 1-0 victory over the Golden Lions of Arkansas Pine Bluff at the PVAMU Soccer Complex.
After the two clubs were scoreless over the first 45 minutes, the Lady Panthers came out swinging in the second half, wasting no time in taking the lead.
Three minutes and 28 seconds into the period two, sophomore Alexis Mack drilled the shot past the goal keeper for her first goal of the season. Senior goalkeeper Clarissa Ledesma set the tempo early, stopping several kicks in net.
Ledesma ended up saving all seven shots that came her way for her third shutout of the season.
Courtesy: Prairie View A&M Sports Information
Jackson State 2, Alcorn State 1
JACKSON, Miss. – The ball didn't bounce in favor of the Alcorn State University women's soccer team in the second half as Jackson State came back for a 2-1 result Friday afternoon at the JSU Soccer Stadium.
Courtesy: Alcorn State Sports Information
Mississippi Valley State 7, Southern 0
BATON ROUGE, La. – On the night that the Lady Jaguars celebrated five seniors, Southern University could not pull out the victory dropping the home tilt to Mississippi Valley State University Delta Devils 7-0.
Mississippi Valley State (2-2, 4-8) scored first to take the early 1-0 lead at the 11’ mark on a Laadi Issaka score in the box off a Sheyenne Bonnick assist. Southern (0-4-1, 0-9-1) was not able to generate much offense producing three shots on goal.
MVSU added another goal at the 34’ mark to take a 2-0 lead when Bonnick scored on an Issaka assist.
The Delta Devils kept the pressure on scoring five second half goals. The scoring started 10 minutes into the second half, when Issaka blew past the Lady Jaguars defense and scored on a slim line past the goal keeper for her second goal.
MVSU added two goals within thirty seconds, when Sheyenne Bonnick posted her third goal of the match and Sarah Molinar found the back of the net to produce the final tally.
Courtesy: Southern Sports Information