Tuscaloosa, AL The University of Alabama women’s soccer team will continue Southeastern Conference play this weekend as they visit No. 17 Tennessee on Friday and welcome Georgia to the Alabama Soccer Complex on Sunday.
The Tide received news earlier this week that two more players have suffered season ending injuries. Freshman Ashley Sheidt and sophomore Kailey Corken both suffered broken toes. The current Alabama roster has sixteen available players for the remainder of the season with eight suffering season ending injuries.
“We are mathematically still alive in the SEC (to get into the postseason tournament)” head coach Don Staley said. “We are going to take a battered and bruised group up to Tennessee and play with a lot of school pride. It just takes eleven players to compete.”
Bama will play at No. 17 Tennessee (8-4-3, 4-2-2 SEC) Friday at 6:00 p.m. The Vols are currently second in the SEC standings. They are lead by sophomore Kylee Rossi who has recorded five goals this season and two assist. The Vols are 6-1 at home this season.
On Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. the Tide will welcome the visiting Georgia Bulldogs, for the final home game of the 2006 season. It will also be the final game at the Alabama Soccer Complex for the three Alabama seniors; Suzanne Baker, Emily Pitek and Gillian Kilburn.
Georgia (8-7, 3-5 SEC) is lead in almost every offensive category by freshman Carrie Patterson. She leads the Bulldogs in goals, points, shots, game winning goals, and shots on goal.
Alabama will finish the regular season at Auburn on Friday October 27.