MONTGOMERY, AL - Southern University soccer goes 0-3 in conference play after falling to Alabama State 1-0 Sunday afternoon at ASU Soccer Complex.
Southern falls to (1-8, 0-3), Alabama State improves to (3-10, 2-2)
The Jaguars came out in the first half and played hard against the Hornets. Although in the first half the Hornets posted a 10-4 advantage in shots, the Jaguar managed to keep the entire first half scoreless.
Alabama State outshot Southern, 16-7, and posted 9-4 shots on target advantage. Goalkeeper, Chioma Eriken, had 8 saves out of 9 shots on goal. Eriken recorded an entire 90-minutes in Sunday afternoon's game. The Jaguars and the Hornets tied in corner kicks 2-2.
Early in the second half, the Hornets came out of halftime and took the lead. Isabelle Beortegui scored at the 50-minute mark giving her team a 1-0 lead.
The Jaguars fought their way to the end but at the end of the game, it just wasn't the outcome that they had hoped for.
"We can't allow the referees to decide the outcome of the game for us. We have to be in control of the outcome," said head coach Jeremy Fontenot.
The Jaguars will host Texas Southern University Friday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Jaguar Park. Friday nights game will also be a purple game in honor of Domestic Violence Month. The Jaguars will then turn around to play Prairie View A&M Sunday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m at Jaguar Park.
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