Alabama Soccer Opens SEC Play Thursday Against Ole Miss

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama soccer team (4-4-0) opens Southeastern Conference competition Thursday in Oxford, Miss., when the Crimson Tide takes on Ole Miss Rebels (4-1-2) in a 6 p.m. CT match.

How to Follow

The match will be streamed on SEC Network+ through the ESPN app and WatchESPN.com for subscribers of the SEC Network. Links to live scoring and the stream are available at RollTide.com.

The Series Breakdown

  • The two programs meet for the 28th-consecutive season Thursday as the Crimson Tide plays its 14th game Oxford, Miss.
  • Alabama trails 8-18-1 all-time against the Rebels and holds a 3-10-1 record when on the road  
  • The last two road games have resulted in a tie and a win for UA
  • In the last four years, the Tide has gone 1-2-1 against Ole Miss, including forcing two games into overtime
  • The two schools first met on the pitch in 1995
  • UA and Ole Miss played twice that season with Alabama posting a 4-3 and a 1-0 win, respectively

Looking Back

  • Alabama is coming off a pair of home matches against No. 6 TCU and UAB
  • UA battled TCU into its first overtime game of the season and forced the Frogs to yield just their second goal on the year
  • Midfielder Felicia Knox notched the team’s lone goal against the sixth-ranked Frogs off a pass from forward Kate Henderson
  • Alabama held TCU to just 12 shots, the Frog’s second lowest total this season, with a season low two shots on frame
  • Additionally, UA fired off 19 shots, six on goal, to tally the most by a team in both stat columns against the TCU at the time
  • On Sunday, Alabama blanked UAB 2-0 at home
  • Defender Tanna Sanchez-Carreto and forward Ashlynn Serepca notched goals in the game
  • Sanchez-Carreto volleyed a free kick from Knox to net the game-winning shot, while Serepca created space at the top of the box to find the upper left corner of the goal

On the Rise for the Tide

  • Serepca leads the team with three goals after creating space and bending a ball into the upper left corner against UAB
  • Knox is the fourth athlete to record two or more goals for UA this season, joining Serepca, Henderson and midfielder Leah Kunde
  • Serepca also leads the team in points with seven, while Henderson’s pass to Knox against TCU gave her the lead in assists with two
  • Thirteen players have contributed to the UA offense with nine scoring goals and seven tabbing assists
  • Goalkeeper McKinley Crone recorded her 16th save of the season

The Rebels

  • Ole Miss is coming off a 1-0 road win against Western Kentucky, handing the Lady Toppers their first loss of the season
  • The Rebels have faced one ranked opponent this season, dropping a 3-0 decision to then-ranked No. 17 UCF
  • Molly Martin and Haleigh Stackpole lead the team in points with 10 apiece, while Martin also holds a team-leading five goals and Stackpole holds a team-leading eight assists
  • Channing Foster has also made a significant contribution to the Rebels’ offense adding four goals and an assist to the season
  • Ashley Orkus leads the defense, playing all 670 minutes between the posts
  • The Ole Miss goalkeeper has made 19 saves and has allowed 10 goals this season
  • Ole Miss earned a berth to the NCAA Tournament last season and made a run to the Sweet Sixteen before falling to Duke 1-0

Get all the latest information on the team by following @AlabamaSoccer on Twitter and Facebook and AlabamaSoccer on Instagram. General athletic news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.

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