After the JSU Soccer team defeated Jackson State 7-1 on last Friday, they traveled to Tuscaloosa to play Alabama on Sunday.
In the last two games, the gamecocks scored 22 goals. However, the team came out flat in the 2-0 loss against the Crimson Tide. The offense just was not there for the Gamecocks this game as they only got three shots. The Crimson Tide, on the other hand, had a total of 30 shots.
The Gamecocks offense was not the only part of the team that struggled in this game. The defense also had an obvious struggle and could’ve used some tighten up as well. The thirty shots that the Gamecocks allowed was a season high for the team.
The bright spot in the game for the Gamecocks was the seven saves by the goalkeeper Caroline Robinson. The seven saves are a season high for the freshman.
In the first half, the Crimson Tide had 13 shots and were only able to convert on one of those chances. Lacey Clarida scored the first half goal with the aid of a pass from Jordan Meier. The two shots that were taken by JSU in the first half were from senior Jackie Rush. The Tide went on to score another goal in the second half off the foot of Theresa Diederich. Diederich recorded a game high seven shots in the win for the University of Alabama. The win improves Alabama’s record to 3-2-1.
The loss pushes JSU’s record to an even 3-3. Sunday’s loss was the first of a string of away games for the Gamecocks as they will be visiting Troy and Alabama State this weekend. The Gamecocks will be looking to bounce back after this loss in their game at Troy on Friday at 3:00 pm. They will then travel to Alabama State on Sunday. To watch the live stats of the game, go to jsugamecocksports.com.