Alabama Soccer Welcomes Mississippi State in Power of Pink Match Sunday

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama soccer team (7-7-0, 2-3-0 SEC) hosts Mississippi State (3-5-3, 1-3-1 SEC) Sunday in a 1 p.m. CT match for the Crimson Tide’s annual Pink of Pink Game at the Alabama Soccer Stadium.

Sunday’s game is the Tide’s annual Power of Pink match, an Alabama Athletics initiative started by former UA gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson in 2004 to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

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.

Pacing the Tide

  • Macy Clem joins Kate Henderson and Ashlynn Serepca with three or more goals on the season after netting a goal against Arkansas Thursday on Sunday
  • Serepca leads the teams in goals with five, while Henderson’s four goals ranks second
  • In addition to pacing the team in goals, Serepca also has a team-leading three assists and 13 points
  • Henderson leads the team in shots on goal (15), while ranking second in points (10) and assists (2)
  • McKinley Crone continues to lead the Tide in goal, posting 35 saves and recording her third shutout of the season against LSU

Against the Bulldogs

  • Alabama enters Sunday’s game leading the all-time series against Mississippi State 13-8-4
  • The two teams will compete for the 26th time and 13th time in Tuscaloosa
  • The Tide and Bulldogs have gone toe-to-toe in the last few meetings with Alabama winning two overtime contests in addition to recording a 1-1 draw in last year’s matchup

The Season

  • The Tide returns to the Alabama Soccer Stadium for its ninth home game of the season on Sunday
  • UA is 7-2 when playing at home and is on a four-game winning streak in Tuscaloosa
  • Alabama played its second consecutive top-25 team and third top-10 team Thursday, facing No. 7 Arkansas on the road
  • Thursday’s game was UA’s sixth in a nine-game stretch against a 2020 NCAA Tournament qualifier
  • UA faced Memphis, TCU, Ole Miss, Utah Valley, Vanderbilt and Arkansas in that nine-game stint

A Look at Mississippi State

  • The Bulldogs are coming off a recent 1-0 loss to No. 22 Auburn, which capped a three-game homestand that saw MSU go 1-2-0
  • Onyi Echegini leads the team in points (6) and is tied with Hailey Farrington-Bentil and Monigo Karnley with a team-leading two goals each
  • Ally Perry leads the team in assists with three
  • Maddy Anderson has played all 1,050 minutes in goal, recording 40 saves and 11 goals against

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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