Soccer Falls in Regular Season Home Finale

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Kaitlyn Smith battles two defenders in the loss against South Carolina.
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Kaitlyn Smith battles two defenders in the loss against South Carolina.
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

Oct. 21, 2012

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Alabama soccer team fell in its final regular season home match of the year to South Carolina by the score of 1-0, Sunday afternoon at the Alabama Soccer Stadium. The contest saw the Crimson Tide play in pink jerseys as it marked the Power of Pink match, presented by Tuscaloosa Toyota.

After the weekend, Alabama falls to 8-8-2 overall and 3-7-2 in Southeastern Conference play while South Carolina improves to 6-8-4 overall and 3-6-3 in SEC action.

In a match that didn't feature many scoring chances with just 13 combined shots on the day, it was a tough break own-goal that ultimately sunk the Tide.

In the 14th minute Christa Neary sent in a set-piece from 35-yards out that accidently found the back of the net off a Tide player for the only scoring of the match.

Alabama outshot South Carolina, 8-5, including a 5-1 advantage in the second half. Freshman Katie Bourgeois, sophomore Pia Rijsdijk and senior Ashley Willis fired off two shots apiece.

Tide keeper Shelby Church tallied two saves in the losing effort while Sabrina D'Angelo recorded the shutout for the Gamecocks on the strength of three stops.

Alabama will head to rival Auburn for the Iron Bowl of Soccer. The two teams will meet on Thursday, Oct. 25, with first kick slated for 7 p.m., in the Plains.