After scoring the game-winning goal in Alabama’s historic win over sixth ranked Florida State on Sunday, forward Taylor Morgan was selected as the SEC freshman of the week yesterday.Morgan’s goal, coming off of a savvy pass from fellow freshman Casey Wertz, led Alabama to its first win against a top-ten team in program history.
As the last few seconds of the game slowly ticked off the clock, every member of the Alabama team and coaching staff were on their feet, swelling with excitement over the prospect of a program-defining victory over No. 6 Florida State. Once the final buzzer sounded, the players rushed the pitch to embrace their teammates and celebrate the program’s first ever victory over a top 10 opponent.
In the middle of a three-game losing streak, Alabama knew it needed to win to get its confidence back.
It took a little longer than he would've liked, but on Sunday, Alabama coach Wes Hart pick up his first win over a ranked opponent when Alabama defeated No. 14 Texas A&M 2-1 in its third straight overtime game. It was the soccer program's first win over ranked opposition since the 2014 season, when the Crimson Tide beat Georgia 2-0. “We just knew that this was an SEC opponent and a good opponent,” said Hart.
Emotions ran high in Alabama’s 2-1 overtime loss to the No. 15 Arkansas Razorbacks on Thursday night.
Alabama soccer has experienced solid offensive production to start the season. In its first nine games, the team has scored 21 goals, averaging 2.33 goals a game.
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.