Sept. 21, 2007
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- -
The Southern Miss women's soccer team had its two-match wining streak snapped with a 3-0 loss to Alabama in non-conference action Friday evening.
The Tide was able to score the first goal in the 38th minute, when Kelly King played the ball into Kailey Corken who was able to tap the ball inside the near post from about 15 yards out, giving the Tide a 1-0 lead.
"I thought we played fantastic in the first half," Head Coach Gail Macklin said. "I thought we controlled the ball well. Then, we sort of lost our concentration and got a bit undisciplined, which allowed Alabama to get behind us and score the goal."
Alabama took a 1-0 lead into intermission.
Alabama struck again in the 64th minute, this time when Corken played the ball in to the box from the right wing where Jordan O'Banion was able to head the ball into the back of the net.
"We made too many mistakes and when you play a good team like Alabama, they will take advantage of that," Macklin said.
Southern Miss was able to get off eight shots in the second half, but the Tide's goalie Justin Bernier produced seven saves on the night. Jackie Ryan and Megan Kolts finished with two shots each on the goal.
The Crimson Tide scored the final goal of the evening in the 76th minute, when Alex Butera played the ball into the box and Carly Mygrants was able to one touch the ball for a goal.
"Overall, this was probably our best performance," said Macklin. "We had several opportunities to score, but we just didn't finish. We have to get over being undisciplined and losing concentration. Once, we correct those, we will be a solid team.
Southern Miss continues its road swing, traveling to Alabama A&M for a Sunday match at 1 p.m.