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Soccer Recaps: August 20

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 08/20/2017
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Mississippi Valley State 1, Nicholls 0


THIBODAUX, La. – Mississippi Valley’s soccer team turned up the heat on Sunday afternoon in Thibodaux, Louisiana, when they shut-out the Colonels 1-0, on their own field.

MVSU finished their two-game southern Louisiana trip with a 1-1 record. Adrienne Baker started the contest for the Devilettes at goalie. While playing 60:35 seconds, Baker recorded two saves. Veteran goalie, Rita Gyasi finished the contest, playing 29:25 and recording two saves.

MVSU only recorded five shots, two of which were on goal. Forward Rhonique Alexander scored her first goal as a Devilette less than a minute into the second half.

For the goal, Alexander clipped it inside the box over the goalie’s head. With the advantage, the Devilettes’ defense turned up the heat, preventing the Colonel’s front line from taking too many shots.

Mississippi Valley State will host Louisiana State on Sunday, August 27th at 3:00 pm.

Courtesy of Mississippi Valley State Sports Information

Jacksonville State 3, Alabama State 1


OXFORD, Ala. - Claire Peterson’s goal, off a rebound, proved to be the game-winner as the Alabama State University women’s soccer team dropped a heartbreaker, 3-1, to Jacksonville State on Sunday at the JSU Soccer Complex.

Alabama State (0-2-0) opened the scoring early as Inma Martinez assisted on Ariela Lewis’ goal to give the Lady Hornets a 1-0 advantage in just the third minute.

The Lady Hornets kept the lead until the 60th minute when Cheyenne Carden scored off an assist by Kayla Thompson, tying the game at 1.

Jacksonville State (1-1-0) broke the tie in the 79th minute as Peterson’s penalty kick was initially saved by Alabama State goalkeeper Gianna Guyot, but the ball bounced right back to Peterson, who knocked it into the back of the net to give the Gamecocks a 2-1 advantage.

Peterson played a hand in the third and final goal as she assisted on Danielle Monroe’s goal in the 81st minute as Jacksonville State extended the margin to 3-1.

Courtesy of Alabama State Sports Information

Winthrop 2, Alabama A&M 0


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M fell to Winthrop 2-0 on Sunday to open its 2017 soccer season. 

The Lady Bulldogs (0-1) kept the match close early on.  Alabama A&M kept Winthrop at bay, until the Eagles broke the ice in the 29th minute to make the score 1-0.  The Lady Bulldogs would not be able score an equalizer, trailing by one at the break.

Alabama A&M kept the score at 1-0 for the majority of the second half.  Winthrop scored an insurance marker in the 82nd minute to take a two-goal advantage.  The Lady Bulldogs were not able to mount a comeback leading to the two-goal defeat.

Ayanna Gooden paced the Lady Bulldogs with one shot on goal.  Goalkeeper Jodi Medina made five saves in the loss.

UAB 5, Jackson State 0


JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State fell to 0-2 on the young season with a 5-0 loss to UAB on Sunday.

The Lady Tigers (0-2) kept the game within striking distance in the first half.  The game was scoreless until the 32nd minute, when UAB would score the first goal of the contest to take a 1-0 lead.  The Blazers would add one more goal to make the score 2-0 at the end of the opening half.

Jackson State let the game get away from them in the second half.  UAB scored three goals in the second half, to take the 5-0 win.

The Tigers were led by Nadia Hernandez, who had two shots on goal.  Goalkeeper Faith Toennies made 16 saves for Jackson State in the loss.

Central Arkansas 6, UAPB 0


PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Arkansas Pine Bluff opened up its 2017 soccer season on Sunday.  The Lady Lions fell 6-0 to Central Arkansas.

UAPB kept the contest close in the first half.  The match was tied 0-0 after the first half of play.  Sariah Orocu made four saves in the first half to keep the score even heading to the break.

UAPB let the game slip away in the second half.  The Lady Lions allowed Central Arkansas to score three goals in the first 15 minutes, which was too big of a hole for the Lady Lions to overcome, leading to the loss.

Jordan Knorr, Rebecca Holmes, Mariah Johnson and Karissa Fewnwick led the Lady Lions with one shot each in the loss, while Orocu made eight saves.

Longwood 1, Howard 0


Longwood, Va. – After a scoreless 45 minutes of action, Longwood's Annie Boros scored the go-ahead goal to down Howard, 1-0, at The Athletics Complex in Longwood, Va.

HU fought and kept the contest to a stalemate until Boros' goal at the 54:18 mark eventually would propel Longwood.

Five Bison attempted a shot, but were unable to put a dent into the scoreboard. Defensively, Gabrielle Emilien played the entire contest and registered a match-high four saves in a losing effort.

For Longwood (1-0), Emilie Kupsov tied a team-best three shots while assisting Boros with the go-ahead goal. Goalkeeper Maria Kirby produced a save in the victory.

HU (0-2) returns to D.C. for a three-match home stand, beginning with Mount St. Mary's (Aug. 25). Start-time is set for 7 p.m. at the William H. Greene Memorial Stadium.

Courtesy of Howard Sports Information

CSU Bakersfield 5, Prairie View A&M 0

EDINBURG, Texas – Prairie View A&M fell 5-0 to CSU Bakersfield on Sunday. 

The Lady Panthers were outmatched from the onset in this one.  CSU Bakersfield took an early lead, scoring in the ninth minute to take a 1-0 advantage.

CSU Bakersfield would extend its lead just three minutes later, scoring in the 12th minute to make the score 2-0.  CSU Bakersfield would score two more goals to take a 4-0 lead into halftime. 

The Lady Panthers could not comeback in the second half, leading to the defeat.

Paiton Maples and Diana Neff paced the Lady Panthers with two shots on goal in the contest. Clarissa Ledesma made nine saves.