Any questions about the Crimson Tide offense were answered on Sunday, as Alabama scored their most goals of the season (five) and did so all in the first half en route to a win.

The goals came in a frenzy, with all five coming in a 34-minute span in the first half. Gianna Paul got the Tide on the scoreboard first, and never looked back. The five goals were the most Alabama has scored in a first half since scoring six in the first half against Alabama State in 2014.

After Gianna Paul scored her seventh goal of the season in the 11th minute, she assisted Felicia Knox on a goal moments later and the Alabama offense found a sense of rhythm that they hadn’t reached this season.

The next three scorers for the Tide all found themselves scoring their first goal of the season, starting with Leah Kunde scoring off a Knox assist in the 29th minute. Kunde assisted on the next goal, which came from Cameron Silva in the 38th minute. Finally, Nadia Ramadan capped off the Tide’s stellar first half performance with a beautiful left-footed shot placed perfectly in the upper right corner of the goal.

“I’m very pleased with our performance today. We approached this game exactly as I hoped we would. We came out with an aggressive mentality and put our stamp on the game,” head coach Wes Hart said, following the win. “This game could easily have been a trap game, sandwiched between UGA and Arkansas.”

The Crimson Tide remain undefeated, with a 6-0-4 record heading into the bulk of SEC play. With a daunting schedule ahead, Alabama has been and will continue to take things one game at a time.

The Tide will be back in action on Sunday, traveling to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on the 11th ranked Razorbacks in a battle of two of the SEC’s premier teams.


Caden Johnson serves as WVUA-FM’s senior soccer writer. You can follow Johnson on X @CadenLJohnson.