Soccer Recaps: October 20
Mississippi Valle State 1, Grambling State 0
ITTA BENA, Miss. - Sheyenne Bonnick scored in third minute and the Grambling State University women's soccer team couldn't recover as Mississippi Valley State snapped the Lady Tigers' seven-match unbeaten streak on Friday with a 1-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) victory at the MVSU Soccer Field.
The Lady Tigers (8-6-1 overall, 6-1-1 SWAC) registered 10 shots on goal, but none could get past Devilettes goalkeeper Sydney Newport, who notched the shutout victory.
Bonnick netted the game-winner in the third minute off an assist by Laadi Issaka. Grambling State nearly tied the game in the 76th minute as Kaylee Holt's shot banged off the post, but that would be as close as the Lady Tigers would get.
Inside the Numbers
· Jordan Woodward recorded four saves in 90 minutes for the Lady Tigers.
· Mississippi Valley State goalkeeper Sydney Newport registered 10 saves, including seven in the second half. · Grambling State out-shot Mississippi Valley State, 15-10, including a 10-5 margin in shots on goal.
· The Lady Tigers held a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.
· There were just 16 fouls and two yellow cards.
News and Notes
· Grambling State is just two victories shy of matching the 2009 team (10-7-1).
· The Lady Tigers are tied for the top spot with Texas Southern (6-1-1).
· Grambling State holds the tiebreaker over Texas Southern based on head-to-head result
· Grambling State is 5-5 in games decided by one goal.
· The Lady Tigers suffered their first loss since Sept. 13 (Louisiana Tech).
· Grambling State has two games remaining – one away (Alcorn State) and one home (Arkansas-Pine Bluff). · The Lady Tigers will hold Senior Day on Friday, Oct. 27 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
· With the victory, Mississippi Valley State improved to 5-10-1 overall and 3-4-1 in the SWAC.
Courtesy: Grambling State Sports Information
Alabama State 4, Jackson State 1
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama State University women's soccer team used a pair of goals from Emily LaRue en route to a 4-1 victory over Jackson State University in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) action Friday night.
Alabama State (8-7, 6-2 SWAC), who has won five of their seven home matches, scored first as Teaggan Ilela knocked home her third goal of the season on a pass from Lexi Krieger in the 23rd minute.
Jackson State (2-12-2, 2-3-2 SWAC) was able to answer in the 29th minute to equalize the match heading into intermission.
After a yellow card was issued to Jackson State for a foul in the box, Inma Martinez scored her sixth goal of the season from the penalty mark in the 47th minute for a 2-1 lead.
Then LaRue took over the match in a span of 37 seconds for the Lady Hornets. She scored her first goal of the season in the 69th minute to give Alabama State a 3-1 lead, before scoring again 37 seconds later for the final margin.
Gianna Guyot started and played 81 minutes, earning the win in goal for the Lady Hornets, while Zaria Maynard playing the final nine minutes of the contest.
Courtesy: Alabama State Sports Information
Alabama A&M 2, Southern 1
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Lady Bulldogs are making a push for the SWAC Tournament and took a big step toward that goal Friday. Alabama A&M got goals from Camille Nurse and the eventual game-winner from Daijah DeRamus in a 2-1 win Friday over Southern University. The win lifted the Lady Bulldogs (2-6 SWAC, 3-13 overall) over Alcorn State in the battle for the final seed in the tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs on Friday came out strong, putting pressure on Southern with much of the play in Southern's half of the field. Nurse put A&M up 1-0 on her header off Caroline Dyrdek's corner kick at 5:28 of the match.
Nurse, a captain along with Dyrdek, jumped above the congestion in front of the Southern goal and redirected Dyrdek's kick into the net. It was her third goal of the season.
However, the Lady Jags tied the score with less than eight minutes remaining until halftime on Abby Farias's goal.
DeRamus, who now has six goals in seven games for A&M, broke the deadlock on a superb effort late in the second half.
With about 15 minutes left in the match, DeRamus took a pass just a few yards inside the midfield line, split a pair of Southern defenders and beat goalkeeper Kendra Lewis near the top of the box.
The Lady Bulldogs came up empty on a few other scoring chances as they outshot Southern 15-7 and 8-3 in shots on goal.
The second half saw three Jags receive yellow cards and Southern committed 10 fouls to just three for A&M in the final 45 minutes.
Courtesy: Alabama A&M Sports Information
Howard 2, Texas Southern 0
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Howard ahutout Texas Southern on Friday, for its fourth consecutive win in conference play.
Kela Gray got the opened the scoring in the second minute to give the Lady Bison an early 1-0 lead. The first half remained at 1-0 in favor of Howard.
The Lady Bison added an insurance marker late in the second half when Gray scored her second goal of the match in the 87th minute, to seal the victory.
Arkansas Pine Bluff 4, Alcorn State 2
LORMAN, Miss. – Three first half goals was enough to life Arkansas Pine Bluff past Alcorn State, 3-1 on Friday.
Alcorn State jumped out to the early 1-0 lead. When Rita Okoro scored in the 21st minute to give the Lady Braves the early advantage.
UAPB tied the match in the 16th minute when Karissa Fenwick scored to make the score 1-1.
Tyler Babb gave the Lady Lions the lead in the 33rd minute when she scored to make the score 2-1.
Rebecca Holmes added a goal in the 43rd minute to give the Lady Lions a 3-1 lead at halftime.
UAPB was able to hang on in the second half adding one goal for the three-goal win.