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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Alabama State Wins Back-to-Back Soccer Titles

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 11/05/2017
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Alabama State 0, Grambling State 0 (Alabama State wins 4-2 in PK)

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PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Shelby Unruh scored the match-winning goal in penalty kicks to give Alabama State  its second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference soccer championship over Grambling State on Sunday.  

In a match that was tightly contested throughout, the first half ended in a 0-0 draw.  Alabama State outshot the Lady Tigers 6-3 in the opening frame.

The second half saw the defensive struggle continue.  The Lady Hornets outshot the Lady Tigers, 7-4 in the second half and 13-7 in regulation.

The match remained scoreless at the end of regulation and went into overtime.  In the extra periods, nether team found the back of the net with the score remaining 0-0 and went into penalty kicks to determine the winner. The Lady Tigers out chanced Grambling State 2-0 in the extra frames.

In penalty kicks, Alabama State outscored Grambling State 4-2 with Unruh’s shot giving the Lady Hornets the championship.

Goalkeeper Gianna Guyot was named the tournament MVP for the Lady Hornets.

The All-Tournament Team was also announced, the entire team is below:

2017 SWAC Soccer All-Tournament Team

Jasmine Smith (Grambling State)

Paige Hayward (Texas Southern)

Ariela Lewis (Alabama State)

Reina Cruz (Prairie View A&M

Aleeyah Sawyer (Howard)

Kela Gray (Howard)

Candace Mitchell (Alabama State)

Kaylee Holt (Grambling State)

Faith Toennies (Jackson State)

Gianna Guyot (Alabama Sate)

Lexi Krieger (Alabama State)