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Bama's historic run ends with College Cup loss to UCLA

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CARY, N.C. - The Alabama soccer team's record-setting 2022 season came to an end Friday night with a 3-0 loss to UCLA in the semifinals of the NCAA Women's College Cup which was played in front of a sold-out crowd at WakeMed Soccer Park. With the loss, the Crimson Tide closed its historic 2022 season with a final overall record of 23-3-1.

How It Happened

  • The Crimson Tide gave up a season-high three goals as UCLA scored in the 30th minute, 52nd minute and 54th minute to punch its ticket to Monday's national title match
  • McKinley Crone made eight saves, including three in the opening minutes of the contest to keep the game scoreless early on
  • Alabama's Riley Mattingly Parker scored on a diving header at the 26:41 mark, but the goal was disallowed due to an offsides call
  • Just under three minutes later, at the 29:31 mark, Reilyn Turner scored the game-winner for the Bruins
  • UCLA found its second goal in the 52nd minute as Quincy McMahon fired a ball through traffic
  • Less than two minutes later, Madelyn Desiano sailed a shot from the top of the box into the net to make it 3-0
  • Seven of the Tide's 11 shots were on frame, while the Bruins finished with 20 shots including 11 on frame

Game Notes

  • Alabama finished the season at 23-3-1 overall while UCLA improved to 21-2-1
  • UA set program record for points (220), goals (76), assists (68), shots (539), shots on goal (231), wins (23) and shutouts (12)
  • The contest marked the first time Alabama played in the College Cup
  • UCLA is the first team to score three goals on the Crimson Tide this season
  • Friday's contest marked the first in series history between UCLA and Alabama