Sunday SEC ScoresOctober 3 2010 at 8:44 PM
Alabama 2, Arkansas 1
Alabama closes out weekend with 2-1 win
LSU 2, Auburn 1
Auburn Soccer Falls, 2-1, At LSU
South Carolina 7, Miss State 0
MSU Falls to No. 20 Gamecocks to Close Six-Match Road Trip
Florida 3, Ole Miss 0
Florida Soccer Earns 10th Win of Season with 3-0 Shutout of Mississippi
Kentucky 1, Tennessee 0
Kentucky defeats Tennesse 1-0
Georgia 1, Vanderbilt 0
Bulldogs Defeat Vanderbilt On National TV
Alabama Closes Out Weekend with 2-1 Win
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The Alabama soccer team wrapped up its first conference road trip with a 2-1 victory over Arkansas, Sunday afternoon at Razorback Field. With the win, the Crimson Tide remains unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play as it improves to 3-0-1 and 8-2-1 on the season. The Razorbacks, fall to 3-7-2 overall and 0-3-1 in league play.
I am really proud of how we traveled, Alabama head coach Todd Bramble said. We started out the game with our best half all season and were in their defensive third the whole time. They changed their tactics in the second half but we were able to weather the storm. We held on for the win. This was a hard fought weekend and it shows clear progress for the program.
Alabama continues its hot start to league action as it has put together its longest unbeaten streak to begin SEC play since it rattled off six straight wins in 1995. The Tide has now earned at least a point against four of the five SEC Western Division foes and sit atop the division standings.
Just under two minutes after subbing into the contest, sophomore Lindsey Sillers scored her first career goal. Sillers buried a Victoria Frederick cross in the 36th minute to give the Tide the early 1-0 lead. The helper was the fifth on the season for the senior.
Five minutes later Frederick would be on the scoring end, giving Alabama a 2-0 cushion at the half. The senior forward blasted a low drive shot past Razorback goalkeeper Britni Williams for her second tally of the season.
Arkansas pulled within one and scored the first goal against Alabama since Sept. 10. Laurel Pastor recorded the goal on a tap in from a few feet out in the 80th minute. The Tide went 550 minutes without allowing a goal and Tide net-minder Justine Bernier saw her scoreless streak end at 561 minutes.
Arkansas out-shot Alabama 17-12 with Pastor leading the way with a game-high five shots. Four different Tide players fired off two shots apiece.
Bernier allowed her first goal since the season opener on Aug. 20 but did break the career save mark by recording her 304th save on the strength of five stops Sunday. She eclipses the mark of 301 held by Amy Pseja.
Womens Soccer Defeats Tennessee 1-0
Hiance moves to second on UKs all-time shutout list with the 20th of her career
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. The UK womens soccer team (7-4-1, 1-2-1 SEC) capped a successful weekend with a 1-0 win on the road over the Tennessee Lady Vols (5-6-1, 2-1-1) at Regal Stadium on Sunday.
After earning a point off a 1-1 tie at No. 17 Georgia on Friday night, the Wildcats picked up three more crucial points with the win in Knoxville, the teams first since there since the 2006 season.
The win and tie on the weekend gave UK four crucial points on the weekend in the conference standings, something UK hadnt accomplished since the 2004 season. Head coach Jon Lipsitz credited the weekends success to his teams hard fight and courageousness.
(We were) incredibly courageous, and have done a very good job dealing with whatever issues are thrown at us, whether its injuries, or the difficulties the other team presents; whatever it is, we just continue to play, Lipsitz said. Im proud of us for how hard we played in a very difficult environment, on a Sunday when we were tired. I told the team at halftime, I couldnt care how less how tired they were; I couldnt care less about their bumps and bruises; that in 45 minutes when we won the game Id be glad to care. But for 45 minutes it was all about how hard we were willing to fight for one another, what kind of teammates we were and then we could be as sore as we want after we win the game.
Im not sure Ive ever taken a team on the road for a weekend and had such a great following that was so incredibly vocal. We couldnt do this without our fans and all the parents and friends that care so much about these student-athletes. A huge thank you to them for their support.
Alyssa Telang had an opportunity to put the Cats in front in the 20th minute. UK had numbers in transition and the ball came over to Telang. She dribbled toward the end line, faked out a Lady Vol defender and had an open look at the goal from 10 yards out, but her shot sailed just left of the post.
UK did get on the board in the 37th minute off a set piece and conversion from Caitlin Landis. Tennessee was whistled for a foul at midfield. Laura Novikoff took the free kick and delivered a ball to the top of the 18-yard box. Natalie Horner dove and flicked a ball to Landis who was flying in from the outside. Landis took the pass and pushed the ball under UT goalie Molly Baird for the score and 1-0 Kentucky lead.
The Wildcats came out firing in the second half, getting a couple shots early on. Landis took the first one, running down a long ball and trying to chip a shot, but it floated wide left of the far post. Horner had the second attempt off a corner kick. Telang took the kick from the far side and found Horner wide open in front of the goal. Horner took a stab with her foot but sailed it over the goal.
The Lady Vols threatened to tie with a flurry of action in front of the goal over the final six minutes. It all began with a corner kick that Sydney Hiance deflected away. After that Tennessee produced several shots but each time a UK defender was there to knock the ball the away.
The win marked the fifth shutout for Hiance and the 20th of her career, moving her to a tie for second on UKs all-time shutout list.
Syd continues to grow every week in our program, said Lipsitz. This week we did some very specific things about having her take more control of the backline. Youve got a senior who is half way through her last year and were still asking her to develop and not rest on who she is. Its that continued development that makes her such a special part of our program.
Hiances success on the weekend (one goal in 200 minutes) came just a week after she had one of the most disastrous weekends of her career, allowing seven goals in two matches.
It tells me how much shes matured, Lipsitz said. A year ago, we would have spent a week trying to build her up after a few goals were scored on her and this year there was no time for negatives, there was no time to worry about how Sydney was feeling. We knew she was ready, we knew she wanted to have a big weekend and we coached her totally from positives, giving her more control because she got scored on, not less and putting more challenges on her and thats just a sign of her maturity and leadership.
The Wildcats play out the remaining two games of their four-game road stretch next weekend, traveling to Baton Rouge, La. and Fayetteville, Ark.
Bulldogs Defeat Vanderbilt On National TV
ATHENS, Ga. --- The No. 17 Georgia soccer team got a first half goal from senior forward Marah Falle and made it count as the Bulldogs earned a 1-0 decision Sunday over Vanderbilt at the UGA Soccer Stadium in a game nationally televised on ESPNU.
The Bulldogs were the fifth straight team to shutout the SEC East rival Commodores, who havent scored a goal since Sept. 17.
Georgia jumps to 7-2-3 (2-0-1) after todays victory and a 1-1 tie to Kentucky on Friday. The Bulldogs today concluded a five-game homestand and will play the next six on the road. Vanderbilt drops to 4-7-1 (0-3-1) with the loss.
What a great finish by Marah and even more so, what a great ball by Traci Dreesen, said head coach Steve Holeman. That is something we have been working on. She played a perfect ball behind their left back and Marah had a great finish to the back corner.
It was absolutely critical for us get a win today. When you are playing at home you want to get good results. We are undefeated in the SEC and that is a positive. Now we will hit the road with some momentum.
Georgia took the lead in the 15th minute when Dreesen threaded a perfect pass through the Vanderbilt defense to the foot of Falle on the right wing. The senior took two touches and served it just over the head of Commodores keeper Rachel Bachtel into the net to put the Bulldogs up 1-0 just 14:05 into the game.
With under a minute to play in the first half, freshman Meghan Gibbons fired a rocket that beat Bachtel but Vandys Megan Eddings came up with a defensive stop inside the six to prevent Georgia from going up 2-0.
As the clock ran out in the first, Georgia owned a 9-5 lead in shots through the first 45:00 and were still guarding the 1-0 advantage.
Vanderbilts biggest chance at the equalizer came when the Bulldogs were whistled for a hand ball in the box and defender Katherine Dean stepped in for it. Georgia keeper Ashley Baker guessed right and dove to her left, getting a piece of it before it clanged off the post as the Commodores missed a big chance to tie it.
Vandy had another chance late in the second half when Baker was caught out of the goal and Megan Kinsella had an open look at the goal, but her shot trickled wide right and Baker caught up to it on the end line to preserve the lead.
The Commodores had a few final chances in Bulldog territory but the Georgia defense stepped up big to preserve the fifth shutout of the year for Baker and the 1-0 Sunday afternoon win in front of 1,622.
Georgia ended with the 21-9 shot advantage and in front 7-5 in corners. Baker ended with four saves, two per half, while Bachtel logged seven for the Commodores.
No. 6 Gator Soccer Earns 10th Win of Season with 3-0 Shutout of Mississippi
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The No. 6 University of Florida soccer team (10-1-1, 4-0 SEC) claimed its 10th win of the season Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Mississippi (5-7-1, 1-3 SEC) at the James G. Pressly Stadium.
The first goal of the match came off a Rebel miscue. Jazmyne Avant's serve into the box looking for Tahnai Annis and McKenzie Barney was attempted to be cleared by UM defender Kendyl Mygatt. The misdirected ball went into the UM goal for the first own goal scored for the Gators since UF's 2-1 2OT loss at Indiana on Sept. 4, 2009.
Florida's second goal was the first of the season for senior Nicky Kit. Annis sent her corner kick to Kit, who was positioned just above the Rebel box. Kit's left-footed shot from 20 yards scored at the near post at 73:46. The goal was the third of the left back's career and first since 2008.
The Gators had taken 11 shots before Kit's score. When the chance came, Kit said she was ready to take advantage of the opportunity.
"I was just getting tired of us not putting it away so I said, 'What the heck'. I put my head down and kicked as hard as I could and I got lucky and it deflected," Kit said.
With time winding down, it looked as if McKenzie Barney's school-record streak of home appearance with a goal was going to end but she scored in the 90th minute to extend the record to nine. The Gators' final goal started when Ashlee Elliott received a UM punt just past the midfield line. She sent the ball forward to Caroline Triglia who brought the ball down the center of the field. Triglia passed the ball through the right side of the box. Barney caught up to the ball and one-touched it in from five yards at 89:34.
Extending the streak didn't enter Barney's mind until post-match interviews.
"Just trying to capitalize on a great victory and really hammer it in," Barney said."It actually didn't even go through my mind until now."
Barney leads the SEC with nine goals scored this season.
UF Head Coach Becky Burleigh said the Mississippi formation was a test for the Gators.
"You know the first half I thought we were just getting a bit frustrated with the defense that Ole Miss was playing. They were trying to put a whole bunch of people behind the ball and we had to try to deal with that," Burleigh said. "The second half I thought we really wore them down and kind of made them pay for putting all of those people behind the ball. Again just glad to get out with a shutout, 3-0, we'll take it."
Katie Fraine recorded two saves Sunday, including a stop at the near post of Mandy McCalla's header shot off a UM corner kick in the 22nd minute. It was Fraine's sixth shutout of the season and extends her school record of career solo shutouts to 23.
Next up, Florida travels to the state of Alabama to face a pair of Southeastern Conference Western Division rivals. The weekend begins with a Friday, Oct. 8 match at SEC Western Division leader Alabama (8-2-1, 3-0-1 SEC) and the match airs live on Fox Sports-Florida (Gainesville/Ocala Cox Cable channel 70 or 770) at 8 p.m. (ET). Then UF faces Auburn (8-4, 2-2 SEC) on Sunday, Oct. 10 in a match which airs live on ESPNU (Gainesville/Ocala Cox Cable channel 251) beginning at 3 p.m. (ET).
MSU Falls to No. 20 Gamecocks to Close Six-Match Road Trip
COLUMBIA, S.C. Mississippi States soccer team closed a six-match road trip with a 7-0 setback to No. 20 South Carolina Sunday afternoon in Columbia, S.C.
The Bulldogs finished the trek, which included four ranked opponents, 7-6 overall and 0-4 in SEC play.
South Carolina (9-2-2, 3-0-1 SEC) took the 1-0 advantage in the 17th minute when Christine Watts 20-yard strike hit the bottom of the crossbar and deflected into the goal.
USC out-shot the Dawgs 29-6, with Kat Walshs three attempts pacing MSU.
The Gamecocks extended the lead to 2-0 with 11:56 left in the opening frame when Lolly Holland sent a header into the right side of the net.
Just seconds later, USC made it a 3-0 match when Kayla Grimsley slipped behind the defense and beat sophomore goalkeeper Skylar Rosson in a one-on-one situation.
Rosson matched her career high with 12 saves.
USC went ahead 4-0 with 6:37 left when Brooke Jacobs shot slipped past a diving Rosson into the lower left corner of the net.
South Carolina increased the lead to 5-0 four minutes into the second half when Grimsley served a ball across the box to Jacobs for her second goal of the afternoon. The two connected again in the 52nd minute for a 6-0 advantage, and just a minute later, Grimsley punched a corner kick in for a 7-0 lead.
The Bulldogs return to the home pitch for six of the seasons last seven matches. State opens the homestand against Tennessee at 7 p.m. Friday. Sundays match will be a battle of Bulldogs as No. 17 Georgia comes to the MSU Soccer Field for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Auburn Soccer Falls, 2-1, At LSU
BATON ROUGE, lA. - The Auburn soccer team mounted a furious last-minute rally but couldn't overcome the two-goal deficit it faced just three-and-a-half minutes into the second half, falling 2-1 at LSU on Sunday afternoon.
"We dug ourselves a hole (in the first half) and then we came out with a lot more urgency in the second half but LSU scored an early goal in the second half," Auburn Head Coach Karen Hoppa said. "The first half was really our issue. It was really a tale of two halves. We dominated the second half and they had the better play in the first half. We just have to be better at the start of the game."
LSU (4-5-3, 1-1-2 SEC) got the first of its three first half shots on goal in the 24th minute when Allysha Chapman split the Auburn backline and was 1v1 with Auburn goalkeeper Amy Howard in the Auburn net. Chapman took the shot from a step outside the 18 but Howard was able to get a glove on the shot, deflecting it up and over the net. The resulting corner finished with a Kellie Murphy goal, her first of the season, as she headed in a Taryne Boudreau service following the corner for the 1-0 lead.
Auburn (8-4-0, 2-2-0 SEC), which was held to just two shots in the first 45 minutes, collected its lone shot on goal of the first half a minute after the LSU goal when Julie King forced LSU goalkeeper Megan Kinneman into her first save of the match, taking a shot from outside the 18.
LSU wasted little time coming out of the break to take a 2-0 lead as Amy Porter found Natalie Martineau making a run into the box and she slotted her a pass that Martineau slotted to the post in the 49th minute for her fourth goal of the year.
A handball in the box by a LSU defender during an Auburn attack awarded Auburn with a penalty kick. Katy Frierson got the call from the coaches and she responded by ripping it past Kinneman for her seventh goal of the season, making it a 2-1 match in the 60th minute.
Auburn kept the offensive pressure up after the goal, at one point taking four consecutive corners, but Auburn could not get the finisher as LSU cleared out the fourth corner to mount a counter attack.
Julie King's header off a Frierson corner nearly tied the game with seven minutes left but Kinneman was up to the task, pushing it up and over the cross bar to force another Auburn corner, which LSU cleared out.
Frierson nearly tied it up in the final 15 seconds but her shot from a sharp angle was pushed out by Kinneman. The rebound went straight to Mary Coffed but her shot went wide.
"Their keeper (Kinneman) made some great saves at the end. We had good looks and I thought for sure we would get one in and LSU did a great job," Hoppa said.
Auburn took 10 second-half shots and out-shot LSU 12-9 in the match. I also and drew nine corners to just three for LSU.
Auburn returns home for its next two matches, facing South Carolina on Friday at 7pm and then Florida at 2pm on Sunday in a match that will be televised live on ESPNU.
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