Soccer Recaps: September 17
Mississippi Valley State 5, Millsaps 0
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Valley State defeated Millsaps 5-0 on Sunday, behind a hat trick from Laddi Issaka.
The Devilettes got the scoring started in the ninth minute when Issaka scored to make the score 1-0.
The Devilettes made the score 2-0 when Heather Craddock scored to give MVSU the two-goal advantage.
Craddock scored her second goal of the match in the 44th minute to make the score 3-0, which was the score at halftime.
The Devilettes scored its fourth goal of the match in the 70th minute, Issaka scored to make the score 4-0. Issaka scored her third goal of the contest just one minute later to complete the hattrick and give the Devilettes a five-goal lead.
MVSU totaled 18 shots in the match and goalkeeper Rita Gyasi made six saves.
Lipscomb 4, Alabama State 0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Alabama State University women’s soccer team could not overcome the quick start by Lipscomb University, falling to the Bisons 4-0 on the road Sunday afternoon.
Lipscomb (3-5-2) scored the first goal of the match in the 26th minute off the foot of Selah Gilmore, as she was able to get the shot in off of a rebound from Alabama State goalkeeper Gianna Guyot. The lead was extended to 2-0 in the 32nd minute when Alliyah Parker took a pass from Arielle Hansford, beating the Lady Hornets for the goal.
The Bisons were able to extend the lead in the second half with a goal in the 56th minute from Leah Cernicky, and the final goal in the 77th minute on a goal from Olivia Doak.
Alabama State was held to just six total shots, and one on goal on the day that came off the foot of Ariela Lewis. Gianna Guyot faced 18 shots on goal, making 14 saves for the Lady Hornets.
Courtesy of Alabama State Athletic Strategic Communications
Texas A&M Corpus Christi 3, Prairie View A&M 0
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Prairie View A&M soccer team hosted Texas A&M Corpus Christi in its final nonconference match up on Sunday falling 3-0.
With the weather showing only 84 degrees the index was 104, both teams still played enthusiastically, but to a minimal with both teams making several substitutions as the game progressed.
The Lady Panthers Alessandra Rivera had the lone shot on goal for PVAMU. Clarissa Ledesma had six saves, while teammate Alexis Espino with two.
Courtesy of Prairie View A&M Sports Information
Harding 2, Arkansas Pine Bluff 1
SEARCY, Ark. – Arkansas Pine Bluff could not hang on to an early lead, in a 2-1 loss to Harding on Sunday.
UAPB took the lead early, when Karissa Fenwick scored to make the score 1-0. The Lady Lions were able to maintain its one-goal advantage going into halftime.
The Lady Lions let the game get away from them late in the second half. Harding tied the score in the 66th minute, and took the lead just three minutes later, to take a 2-1 lead, which held up as the final.
UAPB was paced by Rebecca Holmes who had four shots on goal to lead the Lady Lions.
Nicholls 4, Southern 0
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Southern Jaguars were shutout by Nicholls on Sunday, 4-0 despite outshooting Nicholls in the contest.
Nicholls took the lead very early, scoring the opening goal in the second minute of play to take a 1-0 lead. The Jaguars would not be able to answer, trailing by one at halftime.
Nicholls added three more goals in the second half, to take the victory.
Ayana Williams led the Jaguars with seven shots, and goalkeeper Kandra Lewis stopped six saves in the loss.
LSU-Alexandria 1, Texas Southern 0
HOUSTON, Texas – LSU–Alexandria took advantage of a defensive miscue in the final minute Sunday and claimed a 1-0 victory over the Lady Tigers of Texas Southern University.
Jessica Sanchez recovered the ball between the left touchline and the penalty area and sent a high, arcing shot into the top-right corner past an outstretched Alexis Robles to give the visiting Generals a 1-0 lead 31 seconds before the final whistle.
The loss dropped Texas Southern to 1-4-1 as they prepare to open Southwestern Athletic Conference play on Friday. The Lady Tigers have lost their previous three contests since returning to the pitch after Hurricane Harvey cancelled two matches.
The visiting NAIA side improved to 4-2-1 with the victory.
Sanchez' goal proved to be a sudden (and fluke) change of events after TSU controlled the pace of play and possession for the majority of the match. LSU–Alexandria gave the Lady Tigers only one real scare prior to that, when Jaslyn Gregory's open shot hit the left post in the 74th minute.
The Lady Tigers were missing two of their starting defenders – Bailey Blalock and Briana Norwood – but allowed the Generals only four shots on goal during the match. Though they controlled the pace of the match, the Lady Tigers also found real scoring chances to be few against the LSUA defense.
Paige Hayward nearly gave the home side the lead in the 19th minute when she recovered a turnover just outside the penalty area and had only goalie Cecilie Mortensen to beat. Hayward fired low, but not far enough away from Mortensen, who made the save.
TSU was denied again shortly past the hour when Brooke Ianiero sent a 40-yard free kick into visitors' goal box, but the header shot deflection from Karla Olivarez went just wide of the net.
Courtesy of Texas Southern Sports Information