Soccer drops final non-conference game of the seasonBy Matthew Speakman | 09/18/2016 6:59pm
The soccer team posed for a photo before their first game against Campbell.
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Alabama soccer fell on the road on Tuesday night to Samford, 1-0 in The Crimson Tide’s last non-conference game of the year. With the loss, Alabama falls to 6-2 on the season, and Samford improves to 3-2-2.
Alabama and Samford scored throughout the 45 minutes, but Alabama had the edge on the stat-sheet, leading the shot count (6-3) and the corner count (3-0) heading into the locker room. Junior Kat Stratton was forced into action only once, making a save in the 19th minute.
Samford almost immediately broke the tie when the second half started, as Jermaine Seoposenw found the back of the net from 15 yards out in the 49th minute. Alabama had several chances for the rest of the game, but could not convert.
"I'm obviously disappointed with the result, but not in the way we played," said head coach Wes Hart in a press release. "I thought we did some good things. We possessed the ball well at times and we created some good chances. Unfortunately, our shots didn't fall tonight. Credit to Samford though, as they played a great game tonight. Our focus now needs to shift to Kentucky. We can't let this loss take away from all the good things we have done to this point."
Alabama ended up with 15 shots, with three of those being on target, and also forced six corner kicks in the game. Stratton saved eight shots, but still, her overall record drops to 6-2.
Next, Alabama will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to face the Kentucky Wildcats in its second conference matchup of the season. The game will air on the SEC Network on Sunday at 4 p.m CT.