TUSCALOOSA — The Alabama women’s soccer team picked up its first Southeastern Conference win of the year by defeating Mississippi State, 3-2, in a double-overtime thriller on Senior Day Sunday evening at the Alabama Soccer Complex. Junior Abbie Boswell scored the game-winning goal in the 102nd minute to push the Crimson Tide (9-6-1, 1-5-1 SEC) past the Bulldogs (7-4-3, 1-4-2 SEC).
Sunday marked the Tide’s first win over the Bulldogs in Tuscaloosa since 2010 and the first overtime victory over MSU in program history.
After the first extra-period ended with no goals, the two teams were determined to avoid a draw. In under two minutes, Kayla Mouton headed the ball over to Boswell, who kicked it in to give the Crimson Tide the crucial SEC victory.
The Bulldogs outshot the Tide, 22-17, in the Sunday night battle and both squads delivered eight shots on goal. Senior goalkeeper Kat Stratton picked up her first conference win of the season in 101:51 minutes and made six saves.
Alabama returns to the pitch on Thursday, Oct. 19 to take on Arkansas at 7 p.m. CT in Fayetteville, Ark.