Sunday, October 13, 2002
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The University of Alabama soccer team (10-3-1, 1-2-1 SEC) battled to a 1-1 tie Sunday afternoon in a Southeastern Conference showdown with Mississippi State (4-9-1, 1-2-1 SEC).
After nearly 40 minutes of scoreless action, Tide freshman Kylie Boyd took a pass from sophomore defender Jiselle Decker and drilled it into the net to give Alabama a 1-0 lead, which the Tide would take to the half. The goal was the fifth of the season for Boyd and was also her first career SEC goal.
The game remained at 1-0 until the Bulldog’s Jessi Moore floated a shot over an outstretched Courtney Rogers to tie the game at one.
Both teams battled to the end of regulation and through double overtime but neither were able to score again. The match was a physical one that yielded more fouls than shots and featured five yellow cards.
Overall Alabama head coach Don Staley was disappointed in the outcome but looks for the Tide to regroup.
“I’m disappointed with the way we played today,” Staley said. “It’s gut check time now. We are going to find out what we are made of. We’ve got something to look at for practice.”
Alabama will return to action next Friday night when the Tide travels to Baton Rouge to take on SEC West rival LSU at 7:00 p.m. From there Alabama will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on the Lady Razorbacks on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Live stats for both games will be available on the internet at www.rolltide.com.