Box Score The Alabama State University soccer team defeated in-state rival Alabama A&M Friday at Bulldog Field. With the win, ASU has now gone nine games without taking a loss for the first time in the history of the program.
"Well in conference play they say you have to struggle to survive on the road and that's just what we did." head coach Jodie Smith. 'We're going to work on our midfield organization and our defense, those goals were unchallenged and we have to fix that."
The Lady Hornets (11-6-1) scored the first goal off an assist from Anastasia McCleary to Ariela Lewis. The Lady Bulldogs responded in the 16th minute when Ana Huertas scored an unassisted goal. The Lady Hornets scored in the 35th minute when Ally Murphy scored with a deflection off a defender. Estelle Esperance scored in the 41st minute off an assist from Ana Huertas. The score was tied 2-2 going into the half.
In the second half the Lady Bulldogs came out on the attack with a goal from Ana Huertas in the 51st minute giving them a 3-2 lead over the Lady Hornets. But in the 60th minuteAriela Lewis scored to retie the game.
In overtime Alabama State controlled the ball, till the 96th minute when Aaliyah Lewis scored to win the game for the Lady Hornets.
Alabama State outshot Alabama A&M 19-7 in the contest. Junior goalkeeper Kylee Hathaway had four key saves.
The Lady Hornets will return to action Thursday, November 7 when they travel to Houston for the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament at the Houston Amateur Sports Park.