| NEWS Alabama Soccer Earns Third Conference Win with 3-0 Shutout Against LSU

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama soccer team earned its first conference shutout of the season against the LSU Tigers at the Alabama Soccer Stadium. This 3-0 victory marks the Tide's third conference win as well as its fourth shutout.

The Crimson Tide closed out the first half by scoring two goals within the last five minutes. Junior Taylor Morgan scored her first goal of the season with help by freshman Serena Pham in the 41st minute. Three minutes later, Kat Rogers extended the lead with help by junior Chloe Maize, notching her second goal of the season in the 43rd minute.

Throughout the second half, Alabama continued to be a strong force both offensively and defensively, firing 13 shots during the period and preventing LSU from attempting any. Freshman Macy Clem brought the score to 3-0 in the 87th minute from a cross by freshman Allie Berk, earning her third goal of the season.

From Head Coach Wes Hart

"It was a good game for us, but not an easy game. You look at their {LSU} record and think it should be an easy win, but we knew they had good athletes. They were just kind of in a rut with their confidence. Early in every game they've played, they've shown some fight and some ability. We knew they were going to come out with some fight today. Our message to the group was, 'once you get that first one, it'll kind of break their spirit a little bit,' and sure enough it did. We were able to get the second one right away, but by no means were we thinking it would be an easy one, and it wasn't."

Behind the Win
  • The Tide dominated offensively, outshooting the Tigers 20-3, with 11 being on frame. Kat Rogers led the team with four shots, followed by Maize with three.
  • The Tide earned six more corner kicks than LSU, 7-1.
  • Freshman goalkeeper AJ Crooks earned her second career shutout, first against an SEC opponent. She collected one save throughout the match.
  • This is the 12th win against the Tigers in program history and the seventh when playing in Tuscaloosa. Alabama leads the all-time series 12-8-5.
Up Next
Alabama will travel to Oxford, Mississippi on Thursday, Oct. 17 to face Ole Miss at 6 p.m. CT in its next conference match.

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