Soccer Continues to be the Hottest Team in T-Town
No. 3/1 Alabama (15-1-1, 8-0-0 SEC) soccer continues to rack up accolades and achievements. The Crimson Tide officially clinched the SEC Western Division with its 4-1 road win against Mississippi State (10-3-3, 4-3-1 SEC).
"Thanks all the fans that drove from T-Town to watch us clinch the West! And thanks those who couldn’t make it, but still cheered us on! The support and love from our fans has been incredible!" head coach Wes Hart tweeted after the game.
The match between Alabama and Mississippi State was tied at 1-1 until a cross from Gessica Skorka found the head of Riley Mattingly Parker, who drove the ball into the back of the net to give the Crimson Tide the lead. It was the 12th goal of the season for Parker who also added two assists in the match to give her 28 points total this year.
Alabama's goalkeeper McKinley Crone picked up five saves in the game and added another win to her individual school record which now stands at 33 victories.
The win marks the first time since 1998 that Alabama has won the SEC West title. It is the fourth such occurrence in program history. In addition, the team set the school record for wins in a season with 15 and the school record for consecutive wins as the team's winning streak was extended to 11 games.
"Winning the Western Division is an incredible accomplishment, but we are not satisfied. We know there is more in us. We have our sights set on bigger things," Hart said.
Bigger things are on the horizon for the Crimson Tide. Alabama will host Florida (2-12-1, 0-7-1 SEC) for Senior Day this Sunday at 6 p.m. CT. The team will close the regular season against Auburn before starting SEC tournament play.
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