Soccer Recaps: August 31
Southern Miss 4, Grambling State 1
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Grambling State University women’s soccer team trailed at the break by just one goal, but Southern Miss put the game away in the second half with three goals as the Lady Tigers fell, 4-1, on Thursday at the Marshall Bell Soccer Complex.
The Golden Eagles (4-0-0) opened the scoring in the 36th minute as Katie Richmond scored on an unassisted goal.
Southern Miss doubled the advantage in the 61st minute as Ala Akinniyi picked up her first goal of the season to give the Golden Eagles a 2-0 lead. Just two minutes later, Akinniyi notched her second goal of the day off an assist by Miah Zuazua as Southern Miss extended the lead to 3-0.
Grambling State (1-2-0) didn’t go away quietly as Brittany Terry assisted on Kiawna Mounts goal to cut the deficit to 3-1 in the 69th minute. Terry’s flick throw found Mounts, who lofted a shot over the goalkeeper.
However, Southern Miss put the game away in the 86th minute as Andrea Rivera scored on an unassisted goal to give the Golden Eagles a 4-1 advantage.
The Lady Tigers trailed 1-0 at the break and fell behind 2-0 in the 61st minute. However, Grambling State surrendered the third goal just two minutes later.
Ala Akinniyi’s two goals were the difference in the game and she picked up both of those within a three-minute span in the second half.
Courtesy of Grambling State Sports Information.
Lamar 3, Arkansas Pine Bluff 0
EDINBURG, Texas – Arkansas Pine Bluff was shutout, 3-0 by Lamar on Thursday, in an effort that saw the Lady Lions struggle to generate scoring chances in the loss.
Lamar broke the ice in the 23rd minute when Jordan Mulnix scored on a penalty kick to give Lamar the 1-0 lead.
Later in the first half, Juli Rocha scored to give Lamar the 2-0 advantage.
Lamar netted its third goal of the contest in the 40th minute, when Haley Loupe scored to make the score 3-0 going into halftime.
UAPB continued to struggle in the second half, totaling just two shots in the match, resulting in the loss.