Soccer Recaps: August 18
Ole Miss 8, Alabama State 0
OXFORD, Miss. - CeCe Kizer recorded a hat trick and Alley Houghton picked up three assists and one goal in the first half as Ole Miss spoiled the season opener for the Alabama State University women’s soccer team with an 8-0 win on Friday night.
In front of a packed house at the Ole Miss Soccer Complex for its season opener, Ole Miss (1-0-0) wasted little time getting on the board as CeCe Kizer scored off an assist by Chanel Thomas with a chip over Alabama State goalkeeper Gianna Guyot to give the Rebels a 1-0 lead in just the fourth minute.
Kizer wasn’t finished as she added her second goal off an assist by Alley Houghton in the 31st minute and wrapped up the hat trick just 22 seconds later off another assist by Houghton.
The Rebels put the game away as Grace Johnson, Alyssa Frazier and Houghton all found the back of the net in the first half as Ole Miss took a 6-0 lead into the break.
The best chance for the Lady Hornets (0-1-0) came in the 63rd minute as Teaggan Ilela’s shot forced Ole Miss goalkeeper to make a diving stop.
The Rebels also got goals by Mary Kate Smith and Emily Holten in the second half.
Courtesy of Alabama State Sports Information
Radford 3, Howard 0
RADFORD, Va. - Howard University was unable to keep pace with Radford after a slow start, as the Lady Bison dropped its season opening match, 3-0 on Friday.
Radford took the early lead, scoring in the seventh minute of the contest. The game would remain scoreless for the remainder of the first half.
Howard (0-1) got off to a slow start, being out shot 17-3 in the first half of play.
The Lady Bison had a much better performance in the second half. Howard kept the score at 1-0 for the majority of the second stanza. Radford added one goal in the 73rd minute and one in the 75th, to take the 3-0 victory.
Kayla Gray led the Lady Bison with six shots on goal in the loss. Whitney White, Priscilla Ayala and Noelle McCullom each contributed two shots on goal.
The Lady Bison played both of its goalkeepers in the contest. Gabrielle Emilien made the start and played the first half. Emilien made two saves and allowed one goal.
Alayah Hightower played the second half and allowed two goals, and made two saves.
LSU 5 Mississippi Valley State 0
BATON ROUGE, La. - Mississippi Valley State fell to LSU 5-0 in its opening match of its 2017 campaign on Friday.
The Devilettets (0-1) fell behind early in the first half. LSU scored its opening goal of the contest at the 16 minute mark. The Devilettes allowed two more goals, one at the 32 minute mark and one at the 42 minute mark, to take a 3-0 lead at the break.
The Devilettes were not able to mount a comeback in the second half, ultimatley resulting in the 3-0 loss.
Sheyenne Bonnick led the Devilettes with two shots on goal in the loss.
UTRGV 3, Prairie View A&M 1
EDINBURG, Texas - Prairie View A&M dropped its opening contest of the 2017 season, 3-1 to Texas Rio Grand Valley on Friday.
The Lady Panthers (0-1) fell behind 1-0 after the first half of play. In the second half, UTGRV added two more goals to take a three-goal advantage.
The Lady Panthers added a goal late to cut its deficit to two. Paiton Maples scored in the 83rd minute to make the score 3-1, which held up as the final.
Maples led Prairie View with two shots on goal. Goakleeper Carissa Ledesma made seven saves in the loss.
Houston 3, Texas Southern 0
HOUSTON, Texas - Texas Southern would not be able to keep pace with Houston as the Lady Tigers lost its opening game of 2017 3-0 on Friday.
Texas Southern (0-1) kept the game scoreless for much of the first half. Houston took a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 43rd minute, to lead by one going into halftime.
The Lady Tigers allowed two goals in the second half, leading to the loss.
Texas Southern struggled to generate offense, registering just two shots on goal in the defeat.
Southeastern Louisiana 3, Jackson State 0
HAMMOND, La. - Jackson State fell to Southeastern Louisiana 3-0 in its opening contest in 2017.
The Lady Tigers (0-1) fell behind early in this one. Jackson State trailed 2-0 after the first half of play. The Lady Tigers did not have an answer in the second half. Jackson State allowed an additional goal in the second frame, leading to the defeat.
Faith Toennis made 13 saves for JKST in goal in the loss.