GSU soccer starts season 2-0

GSU defeated Alcorn State in Vicksburg to move to 2-0 on the season.

Courtesy of GSU Athletic Communications

The Grambling State University women’s soccer team picked up its second victory of the season on Sunday afternoon, beating Alcorn State 2-1 at Sports Force Park in Vicksburg, Miss.

The victory market the Tigers’ best start since the 2019 season. 

Although ASU is in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), Sunday’s contest was a non-conference match. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • GSU (2-0) built a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute when Imogen Fowler deposited a shot in the back on the net off of an assist from Beatriz Kretteis.
  • Alcorn State (0-2) tied the game at 1-1 with a goal just before halftime.
  • In the 67th minutes, Kretteis put the Tigers up for good with her first goal of the year. Kretteis was set up for the shots by Samantha Diaz who delivered a masterful crossing pass into the box. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Grambling State outshot ASU 23-9. The Tigers put 11 shots on frame. 
  • GSU’s Madison Covey-Taylor played all 90 minutes in goal, making five saves and surrendering one goal. 
  • For Alcorn State, Mikayla Shaughnessy allowed two goals with nine saves
  • The Lady Tigers attempted seven corner kicks, while the Braves were given two. 
  • Grambling State committed nine  fouls, Alcorn State was called for 14 fouls.

UP NEXT
Grambling State travels to Monroe, La. to take on Louisiana-Monroe on Friday. The game time is set for 6 p.m.


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