Courtesy of Curtis Ford, Grambling State Athletics
The Grambling State University women’s soccer team got back to its winning ways on Sunday afternoon, earning a hard fought 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) victory over Alabama A&M at Bulldog Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In the first half, Grambling State (6-7-2 overall, 3-1-2 SWAC) dominated the stat sheet and possession, placing pressure on Alabama A&M’s (3-8-1, 1-2-1) defense. However, the Lady Tigers couldn’t manage a goal in the first 45 minutes, and went into the half tied 0-0.
- GSU pushed ahead early in the second half, as Mackenzie Rastatter scored her first goal of the season off of an assist from Imogen Fowler, giving the Lady Tigers a 1-0 advantage in the 48th minute.
- Grambling State struck again one minute later when Karlyn Judgedeposited a shot in the back off the net, putting GSU on top 2-0. It was a lead the Lady Tigers wouldn’t relinquish, squelching any opportunity AAMU had down the stretch.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Grambling State outshot Alabama A&M 14-5. GSU placed 10 shots on goal
- Madison Covey-Taylor played 90 minutes in goal for GSU, making three saves to secure her fifth shutout on the year
- GSU held a 4-2 advantage on corner kicks
- AAMU played three different goalkeepers (Ma’Kayla Prince, Anouck Heyer and Madalynn Taksley)
- There were eight total fouls called
Grambling State returns to the friendly confines of the GSU Soccer Complex on Friday, as the Lady Tigers host Mississippi Valley State. The match is set to begin at 4 p.m.
Next Game: Mississippi Valley State 10/14/2022 | 4 p.m.
|Shots on Goal||10||3|
|Mackenzie Rastatter |
Assisted By: Imogen Fowler
Loose ball corralled by No. 12 at endline
|Karlyn Judge |
Assisted By: Sydney Gober
Loose ball in front of net, drilled back