Soccer Recaps: September 10
McNeese State 4, Prairie View A&M 0
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas - Despite totaling the same amount of shots, Prairie View A&M fell to McNessee State, 4-0 on Sunday.
The contest was scoreless until the 26th minute. McNeese State (4-2-1) broke the ice with a goal by Anna Watson, to make the score 1-0.
McNeese State got on the board again in the 39th minute, to take a 2-0 advantage over the Panthers (0-4-0). The score remained 3-0 for the remainder of the first half of play.
McNeese State added two insurance markers in the second half, for the shutout win over PVAM.
Blaire Lane paces the Panthers with five shots in the loss.
Southern Miss 3, Texas Southern 0
HOUSTON, Texas – Texas Southern was not able to overcome an early deficit in a 3-0 loss Southern Miss on Sunday.
Southern Miss (5-2) got on the board in the 6th minute. Becky McMullan scored to make give SMU the 1-0 lead over the Lady Tigers (1-3-1). Southern Miss maintained its one-goal advantage for the rest of the first half.
Southern Miss extended its lead the 57th minute, when Ola Akinniya scored to make the score 2-0.
SMU added another goal late, in the 89th minute, to make the score 3-0, which stood as the final.
Texas Southern totaled seven shots, Niyah Sanders leading the team with three in the loss.
Mercer 3, Alabama A&M 1
MACON, Ga. – Alabama A&M struggled defensively and could not maintain a one-goal lead in a 3-1 loss to Mercer on Sunday.
The Lady Bulldogs (0-5-0) took the lead in the 38th minute on a goal by Tajah Dallemand to take the 1-0 lead, which was the score at halftime.
Mercer tied the match in the 67th minute. Ally Fordham scored to make the score 1-1.
Mercer took the lead in the 76th minute, when Alexius Hill scored to make the score 2-1.
Alabama A&M allowed a late third goal, which proved too much to of a deficit to comeback from, resulting in the defeat.
Alabama A&M struggled defensively in the loss, allowing 34 shot attempts by Mercer.
Tajah Dallemand led the Lady Buggdogs with four shots.
Northwestern State 4, Mississippi Valley State 0
ITTA BENA, Miss. -Mississippi Valley State soccer team returned home to host the Demons of Northwestern State University.
The contest began slowly for both teams, with several missed shots between the two. After 45-minutes of play, the score was deadlocked at 0-0.
Exiting the 15-minute halftime, the Demons' spark turned into a full blaze, as they managed to score their first goal three seconds into the 54th minute.
Northwestern State scored their remaining goals at 74:03, 81:52 and 83:36 respectively, clinching the win 4-0. Mississippi Valley's goalies recorded 10 saves for the afternoon.
Each goalie relinquished two goals. The Devilettes recorded 11 shots, seven of which were on target.
Courtesy of Mississippi Valley State Sports Information
CSU Bakersfield 2, Grambling State 1
MORGAGA, Calif. - Sage Nelson scored in the 84th minute as the Grambling State University women’s soccer team dropped a heartbreaker, 2-1, to CSU Bakersfield on Sunday to wrap up play at the Saint Mary’s Soccer Tournament.
Grambling State (2-4) fell behind in the 26th minute when Alexa Orrante converted a penalty kick to give the Roadrunners a 1-0 advantage in the first half.
The Lady Tigers were able to hold that deficit until the 59th minute when Aryana Harvey’s corner kick found the left of Kamari Hines, who put it past Grambling State goalkeeper Jordan Woodward to give CSU Bakersfield a 2-0 lead.
Nelson brought the Lady Tigers to within one in the 84th minute as she scored off a free kick from 22-yards out to cut the margin to 2-1.
However, Grambling State couldn’t net the equalizer in the final six minutes.
The Lady Tigers fell behind off a penalty kick in the 26th minute, but the dagger came in the 59th minute with the second goal.
Grambling State had to play from behind and got the goal from Nelson. Unfortunately, the Lady Tigers couldn’t net the game-tying goal.
Inside the Numbers
- Grambling State goalkeeper Jordan Woodward finished with five saves in 90 minutes in goal.
- Jordan Bertram added one save for the Roadrunners.
- CSU Bakersfield held a 21-5 edge in shots, including an 11-2 advantage in the first half.
- It was a sloppy game as the two teams combined for 36 total fouls.
News & Notes
- Grambling State dropped its third one-goal decision of the season.
- In the first six 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