Soccer Recap: August 22
Troy 2, Alabama State 0
MONTGOMERY, Ala. | The Alabama State University women’s soccer team had its home opener spoiled on Tuesday night as Troy got two second-half goals in a 2-0 victory at the ASU Soccer Complex.
After a scoreless first half, Troy grabbed a 1-0 lead as Haley Robinson’s cross on the right side found the head of Qarli Stone for the goal in the 50th minute.
The Trojans (1-2-0) picked up the second goal in the 62nd minute as Robinson again set up the goal as her cross to the near post was headed in by Julia Winter to extend the advantage to 2-0.
Alabama State (0-3-0) had chances in the final 10 minutes, but Troy goalkeeper Katrine Jacobsen was sturdy in the net to help preserve the shutout victory.
Despite losing the game, 2-0, the real turning point came in the second half.
Alabama State controlled the first half and saw plenty of chances, including a strike by Lexi Krieger in the 20th minute as she fought off a defender to put a shot on target.
However, the Trojans came out of the second half with more energy and were able to get goals by Stone and Winter to pick up the win.
Inside the Numbers
• Troy held a 16-13 edge in shots and an 8-5 margin in the first half.
• ASU’s Guyot finished with six saves in 90 minutes in goal.
• Troy’s Jacobsen registered seven saves.
• The Trojan finished with a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks, including 9-2 in the second half.
• With Stone’s goal, Troy snapped a streak of 466 minutes without a goal.
Courtesy of Alabama State Sports Information