Friday’s seven goals was plenty for the Texas Southern University Lady Tigers soccer team as they began their Southwestern Atlantic Conference play with a 7-1 victory over Grambling State.
TSU hosted their rivals at Alexander Durley Stadium and started the game with a halftime score of 2-1. “We need to stay focused the whole game, so we switched off and they get a through ball,” TSU forward Paige Hayward said.
Hayward, along with Ysamar Alonso and two goals each by Marlyn Campa and Kailand Thompson, put their names on the scoring sheet. Although TSU didn’t shut out the opposing team, they remained in concentration mode and scored five goals in the second half to get their first win. “We played together as a team and we finished opportunities when we needed to, especially in the second half,” TSU forward Tiana Humphrey, who also scored, said.
Up next for the Lady Tigers is the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Lady Lions Sunday at 1 pm at Durley Stadium.