TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama women’s soccer team had a week off before heading into their next matchup against LSU. The Tide’s last game came on Sunday, September 26th, where they lost in Nashville to Vanderbilt. The Crimson Tide came into the game Friday against LSU with a 6-6 record and a 1-3 conference record. The 24th ranked LSU Tigers came into the game with an 8-2 overall record and a 1-2 conference record.
The atmosphere was electric for the Friday night showdown as over 1000 Crimson Tide fans packed the stadium. The game was hard fought and well contested throughout the first half. This was a very physical competition as both sides fought hard. Each team came out with fantastic energy, and it showed with well contested challenges and a litany of fouls on both sides.
The Tigers racked up three yellow cards to the Crimson Tide’s one. A total of 30 fouls were committed. The Tide had 10 as the Tigers for the remaining 20. As the game pushed on both teams were in a stalemate late into the contest. Alabama led the shot total with 17 while LSU had 9. Both were threatening throughout the game, but none were able to capitalize.
Finally, in the 84th minute of the game the Crimson Tide broke the stalemate and found the back of the net. Macy Clem started the run by placing a ball ahead to Bella Scaturro who would place the ball into the box for Reyna Reyes to slide the ball past the Tiger goalkeeper and take the lead.
The Crimson Tide would hang on to the lead and complete the upset over the Tigers. Coach Wes Hart credited the crowd support that was the difference maker for the upset. He continued to say that he hopes the team gave a reason for them to come back.
The Tide’s next game is on Thursday, October 7th. They will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks at 6 P.M. CST.