SOC:Alabama A&M defeats Southern 2-1

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Southern University Jaguars could not get past the Bulldogs of Alabama A&M, dropping their road match 2-1, at Bulldogs Field in Huntsville, Alabama Friday afternoon.

Alabama A&M (2-6, 3-13) bite first to open the game as Camille Nurse's header gave the Bulldogs the early lead. She was assisted by a Caroline Dydreik corner kick at the 5' mark.

Southern (0-7-1, 0-11-1) tied the score in the 35th minute. Abby Farias scored her second goal of the season when she was able to get past the goalkeeper for a wide open shot.

In the first half the Jaguars had a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks, but SU could not capitalize on the advantage, leaving goals on the field.

AAMU Daijah DeRamus knocked in the game winner at the 74' mark after she split three Southern defenders.

Kendra Lewis was a work horse in the second period, recording five saves, six total.

The Jaguars have three games remaining this season and sit in last place. Southern still have a chance to make the tournament as it's a four team race (Alcorn, Alabama A&M, UAPB, & Southern) for the eighth spot in 2017 Southwestern Athletic Conference Soccer Tournament. The top eight teams, based on conference results determined by a point system, qualify for the SWAC Women's Soccer Tournament. A team receives three points for each conference win and one point for a tie. The winner of the tournament will earn the SWAC automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament, if eligible.

Southern will travel to Montgomery to end the Alabama road swing as they face Alabama State University Sunday at 1pm.

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