The Alabama Crimson Tide football team defeated the No. 18 Clemson Tigers 3-0 in Tuscaloosa this season against their No. 1 opponent in the nation.
Alabama controlled nearly every aspect of the game, including the number of field goals (20-10) and double the number of field goals (7-3).
Alabama also played cleaner on the defensive end, fouling only 8 of Clemson’s 12 fouls and finishing the game without a yellow card while the Tigers got 3 Yellow card.
In the 33rd minute, Felicia Knox scored a free kick into the box, Riley Mattingly headed in, Alabama won 1-0 lead.
Tide didn’t score again until the end of the second half, when he scored two goals in about seven minutes.
Gianna Paul came off to score her first career goal coming off the bench in the 72nd minute with an assist from Kate Rodgers. Parker then scored her second goal of the game after two passes from Paul and Jessica Skolka.
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Alabama has not conceded a ball in its first two home games of the season, while the defense has conceded just one in four. Unfortunately, the goal came in a 1-0 loss to Miami by Coral Gables in Florida.
Crimson Tide coach Weishardt said in a press release. “They showed up and put out. No doubt they helped us win the game. Hopefully we gave them a reason to come back again.
“I think our team played well tonight. Again, we got off to a good start. We rewarded ourselves with an early goal. I think Clemson’s momentum changed after the goal, but we were able to regain it before halftime. The second half went exactly the way we wanted. We wanted to keep attacking without going into the bunker and trying to stay ahead. 45 minutes is too long for an opponent like Clemson. It’s important for us to keep fighting for the next goal. Very happy with the way we closed the game. Great performance from so many different players. Great victory. We’ll enjoy it tonight, and then our focus will shift to Brigham Young University tomorrow. “
This game was last year’s first-round rematch in the NCAA Tournament with a win at Clemson. Net up is oppo to end Alabama’s 2021 season.
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