By Martha Glen Sease
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama Women’s Soccer team snapped the recent three game losing streak with a hard-fought 3-3 double overtime draw in Baton Rouge Friday, Oct. 23.
The Louisiana State University Women’s Soccer team sat at the bottom of the SEC West leaderboard prior to facing the Crimson Tide. This has not changed. The LSU Tigers have a record of 0-3-2.
This game marked LSU’s only second home game and sent the Crimson Tide back on the road after a brief stint in Tuscaloosa.
The Crimson Tide opened scoring early, with sophomore midfielder Carly Wyatt netting her first goal in the 19th minute and another goal in the 20th minute.
Immediately following Wyatt’s second goal, the game was paused for a weather delay. Ultimately, the weather delay lasted two hours.
Coming out of the weather delay, LSU’s Tinaya Alexander secured the Tigers’ first goal in the 25th minute. The first half concluded with the Crimson Tide up 2-1. The Tide’s sophomore midfielder, Serena Pham, opened the scoring back up in the 57th minute and put the Tide up 3-1. LSU answered in the 58th minute again with Tinaya Alexander. Molly Thompson scored the equalizing goal for LSU in the 76th minute.
With a score of 3-3, the Tide and the Tigers were sent into overtime after the regulation 90 minutes. NCAA Women’s Soccer overtime periods are 10 minutes long, and they are sudden victory. Both overtime periods were scoreless. The Tide and the Tigers did not finish their face off until well after midnight between the weather delay and both overtime periods.
The Tide is now 1-3-2 as they look towards Friday evening, Oct. 30 and the Texas A&M Aggies. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. CST in Tuscaloosa.