Alabama strikes late in the second half to pull off the win over Missouri.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Crimson Tide squared off with the Missouri on Thursday in their first home SEC match of the season. The Crimson Tide came into the contest 5-5 on the year and coming off a solid win over Utah Valley. Missouri coming in at 4-4.
The start of the contest was slow with an even back and forth for the first half. It would not be until the second half that the action would pick up. In the 66th minute of play, the Crimson Tide would strike first. Gessica Skorka crossed the ball into the box where Kate Henderson would finish off a spectacular volley goal to give the Tide the lead.
Missouri was quick to respond as in the 67th minute of play Jadyn Easley would get a through ball that led to a smooth goal into the net to tie the game. The goal evened the game at 1-1 and Easley her first goal of the season. This gave a push to the Tigers and swung the momentum.
As the game continued both teams looked to get an edge as each team competed back and forth. The Crimson Tide broke the draw in the 84th minute of play as Riley Tanner was the hero on a give-and-go play with Ashlynn Serepca. Tanner slid the ball by the keeper and take the lead and the game.
The Crimson Tide would be victorious in a 2-1 contest to give them their first conference win on the season. The Crimson Tide continue their venture into league play this Sunday as they travel to Nashville to take on the Commadores of Vanderbilt at 1 PM CST.