Alabama State drops a tight 1-0 match in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. | Alabama State (6-8-3, 5-3-1 SWAC) fell in a 1-0 loss to Alabama A&M to close out the regular season in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) action at Bulldog Field Friday afternoon.
 
HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Alabama State was aggressive in the first half, shooting six times in the first 30 minutes and eight total yet went the teams went into halftime scoreless on both sides.
  • Alabama A&M scored the decisive goal when Jameela Barrett put the ball in the back left corner of the net just before the 59th minute.
  • The Hornets got off seven more shots compared to just one by the Bulldogs over the remainder of the match but dropped the 1-0 contest to close out the conference play.

 
BY THE NUMBERS

  • Alabama State took 17 total shots in the contest, with eight of them being on goal, while Alabama A&M shot ten shots with six being on goal.
  • Three Hornets earned at least three shots in the game led by Katherine Nedved (Chandler, Ariz.) with four, including one on goal.
  • Both Kristen Thomas (Watkinsville, Ga.) and Grace Norbury (Melbourne, Australia) both recording two shots on goal and three total shots on the afternoon.
  • Goalkeeper Sheila Sanchez (Castellon, Spain) had five saves in the game, all being in the second half.
  • The match included 19 total fouls – 12 from Alabama State and seven from Alabama A&M – along with ten corner kicks with six for the Bulldogs and four for the Hornets.

 
QUOTE FROM HEAD COACH JODIE SMITH
 “Tough one today, we played really well, but couldn’t find the back of the net despite creating so many opportunities. We’ll take the weekend off and get ready for Houston and the SWAC tournament next weekend.”
 
UP NEXT
After wrapping up the regular season, Alabama State will travel to Prairie View, Texas to participate in the SWAC Tournament next week. Matches begin Thursday, November 4 and will conclude with the SWAC Championship on Sunday, November 7.
 
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