Soccer Recaps: September 8
Alcorn State 1, Nicholls 0
LORMAN, Miss. – Alcorn State earned its first win of the season on Friday, with a 1-0 defeat of Nicholls in Lorman, Miss.
The Lady Braves (1-2) kept the match close throughout. Alcorn State outshot Nicholls 4-1 in the first half, but ALCN was not able to gain an advantage as the first half was scoreless and the match was 0-0 heading to halftime.
The game remained scoreless until the 77th minute. Alexandra Salvador scored what turned out to be the game-winning-goal, which was her first of the season, to give the Lady Braves the victory.
Rita Okoro paced ALCN with five shots, while goalkeeper Kameran Proby made four saves in the win.
Grambling State 1, UC Riverside 0
MORAGA, Calif. | The Grambling State University women’s soccer team travelled nearly 2,000 miles as the Lady Tigers got a goal by Janee Harris in the first half as GSU snapped its three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the University of California Riverside on Friday night.
The game was the second contest of the day as CSU Bakersfield defeated Saint Mary’s 2-1 in double-overtime in the opening match of the Saint Mary’s Soccer Tournament at Saint Mary’s Stadium.
The Lady Tigers (2-3-0) picked up their first shot of the night when Florence David missed the target in the 20th minute. However, Grambling State didn’t miss the mark on its second shot in the 24th minute. Harris’ first attempt was blocked, but she collected her rebound and fired it past UC Riverside goalkeeper Alanna Guzman for the lone goal of the match.
The Highlanders (2-3-2) had several opportunities as Quinley Quezada finished with five shots, including on target. Makenna Herrero added a pair of shots on goal, but both were stopped by Grambling State goalkeeper Jordan Woodward.
As strange as it may sound, the trip out west to play in the Saint Mary’s Tournament could be a turning point for this Grambling State team.
The Lady Tigers have four players on the team representing the state of California, and 11 combined players from Arizona, California, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
One of those players was Harris, who broke free for her first goal of the season and helped Grambling State break a three-game losing streak.
Inside the Numbers
Grambling State goalkeeper Jordan Woodward finished with five saves in 90 minutes in goal.
- Alanna Guzman registered just one save for the Highlanders.
- UC Riverside out-shot Grambling State, 18-9, including a 5-2 edge in shots on goal.
- The Highlanders out-shot the Lady Tigers in the second half, 13-4 and took seven corner kicks in that period.
- It was a sloppy game as the two teams combined for 26 total fouls and a pair of yellow cards.
News & Notes
- Grambling State picked up its second win of the season and second 1-0 victory of the year.
- In the first five games this season, only one contest has not been decided by a single goal (Southern Miss).
- With another win, Grambling State would surpass its win total for the past seven years. In fact, the last time the Lady Tigers had won three or more matches was in 2009 (10-7-1).
Courtesy of Grambling State Sports Information
Alabama State 6, Presbyterian College 1
MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The Alabama State University women’s soccer team claimed a 6-1 non-conference victory over Presbyterian College Friday night at the ASU Soccer Complex, behind a hat trick from Lexi Kreiger.
Alabama State (2-4) controlled the game from the start with Lexi Krieger scoring the first goal of the night in the 24th minute of play.
Presbyterian (2-3) got their lone goal in the 64th minute of play by Francis Whitesides.
Stat of the Night
- Lexi Krieger recorded her first hat trick of the season, recording a game-high four shots on goal.
- Inma Martinez added two goals just three minutes apart, in the 24th and 27th minute of action.
- The Lady Hornets scored season-high six goals in the victory.
- Gianna Guyot recorded six saves in 90 minutes of action.
How It Happened
- Lexi Krieger led her team offensively scoring the first of goal of the night with an assist from Teaggan Ilela.
- Inma Martinez recorded her first goal of the match on a corner kick by Krieger. The third goal for the Lady Hornets came just three minutes later on an assist by McKenna Lupori.
- Ariela Lewis and Krieger finished the night with the final three goals coming in the second half of action with assists by Kayla Tillman and Emily LaRue.
Courtesy of Alabama State Sports Information
Austin Peay 3, Mississippi Valley State 0
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Mississippi Valley State fell 3-0 to Austin Peay on Friday in Clarksville, Tenn.
The Devilettes (1-4) fell behind very early. Austin Peay got on the board in the second minute of play. Morgan Drawdy scored to make the score 1-0.
Austin Peay got on the board again in the 22nd minute. Kristin Robertson netted a goal to make the score 2-0. The two-goal advantage remained for the remainder of the first half.
The Devilettes did not have an answer in the contest, allowing another goal in the second half, for a 3-0 defeat.
Heather Craddock totaled three shots to pace the Devilettes, while goalkeeper Rite Gyasi made 11 saves in the loss.
Chattanooga 1, Alabama A&M 0
HUNTSVILLE - Though the Alabama A&M women's soccer team hadn't played a match in nearly two weeks, there was no rust to be seen Friday when they took on Chattanooga.
The Lady Bulldogs went toe-to-toe with the Mocs for more than 80 minutes before Chattanooga scored the lone goal of the match.
Before a raucous crowd at Bulldog Field, A&M defenders blocked shots, broke up passes and forced the Mocs to take high or wide shots. Lauren Saunders, Camille Nurse, Khadijah Shakirof and Caroline Dyrdekprovided a wall in front of goalkeeper Jodi Medina for much of the afternoon.
The stops would lead to several counters which saw Braejah Washingtoncarry the ball up the touchline to find Ayanna Gooden for a hard shot which sailed just over the crossbar in the second half.
Iris Torres had a shot that rang off the left goalpost and Alexus Lawsonalso had a shot for A&M, who fall to 0-4 on the season. Medina came up with five saves - including a diving stop and a save with her knees.
In the Bulldogs' four games, Medina is sporting a 1.25 goals-against average.
Courtesy of Alabama A&M Sports Information
Texas State 4, Prairie View A&M 1
SAN MARCOS, Texas - For the first time in two weeks, the Prairie View A&M University women's soccer team was able to play its first game since Hurricane Harvey facing Texas State on Friday, falling 4-0.
PVAMU took eight shots while having five shots on goal. Blair Lane led the team with two of the five shots on goal. Diane Neff, Alexis Mack, and Mila Busto managed one shot on goal apiece.
Lady Panthers Clarissa Ladesma collected five saves on the evening while playing all 90 minutes.
Prairie will play its home opener of Sunday at 1 p.m. against McNeese State at the PVAMU Soccer Complex. Tickets can be purchased at the game for $5.00 and fans can get live stats tickets on pvpanthers.com.
Courtesy of Prairie View A&M Sports Information
Northwestern State 4, Jackson State 0
JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State was unable to generate much offense in a 4-0 loss to Northwestern State on Friday night in Jackson, Miss.
The Lady Tigers were outmatched from the onset in this one. Northwestern State scored its first goal in the 26th minute, making the score 1-0.
Jackson State would not allow another goal in the first half, trailing by one at halftime.
Northwestern State pulled away in the second half, scoring three goals to make the final score 4-0.
Kamri Broan and Katherine Thomas each had two shots in the loss, and goalkeeper Rachyl Robles made 13 stops.