Furman at AlabamaAugust 27 2010 at 2:08 PM
Soccer Returns Home to Host Furman Alabama will face Furman for first time since 1994
Alabama will host Furman on Saturday.
Aug. 27, 2010
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. The Alabama soccer team (2-0) will return home for a single match this week as it will host Furman (1-1) on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Alabama Soccer Stadium. Jordan Eichenblatt and Alex Butera will call the action live on TideTV.
LAST TIME OUT
Alabama opened its 2010 season in impressive fashion as it earned two victories over in-state opponents. The Tide claimed a 2-1 victory over Samford and then capped off the weekend with a 1-0 shutout win at UAB. The victory against the Blazers was the first ever in program history on the UAB campus. Brooke Rogers again scored a quick goal as she found the net in the seventh minute. Junior goalkeeper Justine Bernier tallied her first shutout of the season.
WHO TO WATCH
Alabama senior forward Brooke Rogers has gotten the Crimson Tide off to a fast start. The Cincinnati native found the back of the net in each contest to help lead Alabama to an early 2-0 record. Rogers scored the first goal of the season in just four minutes on the first Alabama shot of the year against Samford. The senior struck again in seven minutes, again on the first shot of the game for the Tide against UAB. The tally against the Blazers proved to be the game-winner and it marked the first time Alabama had ever beaten UAB on the Birmingham campus.
The Paladins enter Tuscaloosa with a 1-1 record after splitting its first two contests of the season. Furman was edged in the season opener in double overtime, 3-2 against Jacksonville. On Tuesday, Furman claimed its first victory of 2010 as it downed USC Upstate, 5-0. The Paladins finished 10-8-0 in 2009 and posted a 4-7-0 mark in SoCon play. Furman returns 12 letterwinners, including five starters. Head Coach Andrew Burr enters his sixth season at the helm and has posted a 66-37-6 record.
The match will mark just the second meeting between the programs as the series is now rekindled 16 years later. Furman downed Alabama 1-0 in Tuscaloosa in 1994 the first year Don Staley was at the helm of the Crimson Tide.
BRAMBLE vs. FURMAN
While the two teams have yet to meet under the direction of Alabama head coach Todd Bramble, the veteran coach does have an extensive history against the Furman program. While at the helm of Clemson, Bramble did face the Paladins seven times, posting a 6-0-1 record. The last meeting came in his final season at Clemson, downing Furman, 2-1 in 2007.
The Alabama soccer team is quietly playing a tough non-conference schedule in 2010. Of the seven matches played before Southeastern Conference play, five of those teams won 10 or more contests in 2009. Samford only lost one match last season while Memphis earned 16 wins. UAB, Furman, and Middle Tennessee each had over 10 wins a year ago.
Alabama junior goalkeeper Justine Bernier recorded her first shutout of the season which marks her 10th of her career. The 10th career clean sheet ties her with former Tide standout keeper Amy Pseja for third all-time in program history. Bernier helped Alabama post a 1-0 shutout at UAB on Sunday.
Alabama entered the season opener without finding the net in five straight matches dating back to the 2009 season. In the 2010 opener the Crimson Tide showed no signs of a goal-shortage as it found the net twice, including the first tally in just the first four minutes of the match. Alabama scored just 14 goals a year ago, but including the exhibition contests this season, the Tide has netted nine goals in four matches in 2010 with Brooke Rogers netting three goals over that span.
In the 2010 season opener Alabama set a new single game program record with 1,284 fans in attendance. The mark broke the old record of 1,252 fans set against Mississippi State on Oct. 3, 2008. The Alabama Soccer Stadium features a new look in 2010 as it showcases one of the largest video boards in the country and new signage and graphics throughout the complex.
ADDED EXHIBITION MATCH
The Alabama soccer team has added a friendly to its schedule as it will face the U-17 Ghana National Team on Monday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. The Ghana team has been in the states for some matches as they have already played Mississippi State.
The soccer team is off to a great start this season and needs your support, home attendance is free to everyone. There will be a poster given away to every fan in attendance as well as an autograph session following the match to get your poster signed by your favorite player. This game is a Big Als Kids Club event and will feature an inflatable for the kids. Also dont miss out on a chance to win an iPad through The Alabama Athletic Attendance Reward Program. By attending FIVE events between Alabama Soccer and Volleyball you will receive a FREE Im a part of THE PROCESS sunglass strap, and will also be entered for a drawing to win an iPad.
Alabama will continue its one match per weekend schedule this upcoming week as it hosts Chattanooga. The Crimson Tide will meet the Lady Mocs on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Alabama Soccer Stadium.
Furman will lose big
|August 27 2010, 3:07 PM |
Program is on the way
Furman 3 - Alabama 0 eom
|August 28 2010, 11:35 PM |
Maybe Alabama will lose big
|August 28 2010, 11:38 PM |
It is obvious that you have no clue........
OOPS! Want to try that again? (eom)
|August 28 2010, 11:47 PM |
will Furman be a favorite at home Friday vs Clemson?
|August 30 2010, 12:08 PM |
Clemson "rallied" to beat Belmont in OT. On a pk.
|August 30 2010, 10:32 AM |
This team will be no better than Arkansas in the west.Its interesting how Bramble has scheduled a lack luster preseason inhopes of boosting his wins before the conference games.Alabama will be no better than middle of pack with this group of coaches.However this coach can not change his personality,but it does prove that people are sometimes mismatched for their chosen profession.
|August 30 2010, 11:28 AM |
You clearly should not be a writer. Big mismatch.
|August 30 2010, 9:07 PM |
BAMA press report..Come on coach
dont get sensitive.Bama got beat 3-0.
Why it helps to see the game, not just read about it on the Forum.
|August 30 2010, 2:16 PM |
From the Furman web site:
"The Crimson Tide (2-1) outshot Furman 29-5 overall and held an 11-4 edge in shots on goal, but the Paladins made the most of their chances to improve to 2-1 on the season and 2-0 all-time against Alabama."
3 goals in four shots on goal? If they could keep up that average it wil be quite a season for the Paladins.
|August 30 2010, 4:38 PM |
Of the 29 "shots", how many were on frame, or had the possibility of being a goal?? Very few...Yes, it would help if you were there! Not sure what your point is exactly....
Re: Define shot
|August 30 2010, 6:11 PM |
"Of the 29 "shots", how many were on frame, or had the possibility of being a goal??"
Isn't that why they have a separate category for "shots on goal"?
Re: Define shot
|September 1 2010, 10:03 AM |
shots might be skewed sometimes in the stats, but the poster is basically saying bama was uotplaying furman and most of the game was spent in furman's end. yes, furman won and that's the name of the game, but clearly bama was dominating the game and possession...whether you want to admit that or not.
Re: Define shot
|September 1 2010, 12:08 PM |
It's pretty hard to completely dominate a game and lose 3-0; Maybe, 1- 0, that happens all the time. Fact is that Furman didn't "lose big" as predicted. It is not often that a team makes the most of their chances, and it shows a lot of heart by the players. Both teams have long, difficult seasons ahead, best of luck to them both.
Re: Define shot
|September 2 2010, 12:13 PM |
Were you or the poster actually at the game?
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