MOBILE, Ala. – Junior midfielder Gracie Wilson recorded three assists and led the University of South Alabama women’s soccer team to a 3-2 overtime victory over Georgia Southern Thursday night at The Cage.
Wilson led South Alabama (10-4-2, 6-2-2 SBC) with three assists, including one to freshman forward Monique Gray, who scored her first career goal. The Jags led Georgia Southern (9-6-3, 4-3-2 SBC) in shots 21-12 and remain undefeated at home against the Eagles.
Place: The Cage (Mobile, Ala.)
Final Score: South Alabama 3, Georgia Southern 2
Records: South Alabama (10-4-2, 6-2-2 SBC), Georgia Southern (9-6-3, 4-3-2 SBC)
– Abby Jacobs opened up scoring in the 22nd minute, after receiving a breakaway pass from Wilson, with a shot from just outside the penalty box that found the top left corner of the net, giving USA a 1-0 lead.
– Taylor Regensburger and Megan Przybysz combined for a goal in at the 39-minute mark to even the score, 1-1, before halftime.
– Regensburger gave another assist to Nora Falnes early in the second half at 47:45 to give Georgia Southern the lead, 2-1.
– Gray scored her first career goal off an assist from Wilson in the 59th minute to tie the game again at two goals apiece.
– Wilson took a corner in the second overtime period and found Sydney Ham, who scored the game-winning goal at the 103 minute-mark and gave the Jags a 3-2 victory in their final regular season match.
– Wilson recorded a season-high three assists in the match, she now leads South Alabama with a career-high 10 goals, 10 assists and 30 points. The Conyers, Ga., native now sits at ninth in career points (61) and third in career assists (21) in the South Alabama record books.
– Wilson’s trio of assists is tied for fourth most assists in a single match in program history.
– Gray scored her first career goal during the match.
– Ham moved up to third in South Alabama scoring with seven goals and three assists on the season.
– This is the first time that South and Georgia Southern went into overtime in series history.
– USA improves to 14-1 in the all-time series with Georgia Southern.
THEY SAID IT
Head Coach Richard Moodie
– On the result: “Winning the game on a set piece was great, we knew Georgia Southern was going to be dangerous. It was a good win at home for our senior night.”
– On her first career goal: “It feels good because I used to be the top scorer where I came from. Now I’m coming into college and that was my first goal, which is a great start.”
– The Jags will travel to Foley, Ala. on Nov. 1 for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
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