Road Woes: Southern Soccer loses in blowout to Howard

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Southern soccer looked to bounce back after a tough loss against ULM at home. This weeks’ matchup against  Howard marks the last game before the Jaguars begin SWAC competition against Alabama A&M on October 4 at home. 

The last time Southern played Howard was a one-goal game that was won by the Bisons. The first half was quiet for both teams, as both struggled to score.

Southern and Howard registered 13 shots total. The opening half of play saw solid defensive performances for both teams.

The second half, however, was a completely different game. Howard came out of the half firing on all cylinders, scoring almost three minutes into the second half. They would continue this effort throughout the second half, scoring three more times. Howard finished the game with 15 total shots with 10 on goal.

Southern’s offense in the second half became very stagnant. They were held to just two shots throughout the half. They finished the game with no goals scored on seven total shots, with five being on goal. They seemed to just never get their rhythm as the game progressed.

Goalkeeper Alayna Gray played a clean first half despite the four goals levied against Howard in the second half. She finished with six total saves for the game.

The Jaguars have had a tough season thus far, only amassing one win in the last five games. Their next two games will also be on the road which could prove to be challenging. After this game, Southern will have fallen to 1 – 6 on the season. They will look to improve on Friday, October 4, against Alabama A&M.

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