Oct. 6, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama soccer team dropped a heartbreaker to LSU, falling 2-1 in double overtime on Sunday afternoon at the Alabama Soccer Complex.
With the win, the Tigers remain unbeaten in Southeastern Conference play, improving to 8-3-2 overall and 4-0-1 in the league. The Crimson Tide saw its three-game winning streak snapped and falls to 5-7 on the year and 3-2 in the SEC.
LSU's Summer Clarke scored both goals for her team, including the game-winner at the 101:48 mark to lift the Tigers to their fifth win in the last six matches.
After a scoreless first half, which was played in a steady rain, both teams picked the pace up in the second half.
LSU scored first when Clarke found the back of the net at the 48:37 mark off an assist from Megan Lee.
That lead did not hold up long, however, as senior Sophie Campise scored her first goal of the season in the 56th minute off an assist from Katie Bourgeois to even things at 1-1. The score remained that way until Clarke's heroics early in the second overtime.
The Tide controlled most of the run of play, outshooting the Tigers 18-7 for the game, including a 6-3 shots-on-goal advantage. Alabama had the first four shots in the overtimes prior to Clarke's goal.
The Crimson Tide will return to action with only one game next week when it travels to face the South Carolina Gamecocks on Friday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. CT.
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