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Henderson lifts No. 7 Alabama to thrilling win over UAB

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A late goal by Kate Henderson was the difference for the No. 7 Alabama soccer team (2-0) in a 1-0 victory over UAB (0-2) on Sunday.

Henderson received the ball off the head of Marianna Annest near the six-yard box. The UA forward turned and fired through traffic to find the back of the net in the 80th minute.

 "I thought we took another step in the right direction," Alabama coach West Hart said. "They challenged us in different ways than our first two opponents, and we were able to answer the test. Good teams find ways to win games, and we did that."

The game sat tied through 80 minutes as Alabama paced the match in shots, 14-0, with eight shots on goal.

With 10 minutes to play, Annest played a ball forward and into the box toward Henderson, who trapped, turned and fired the shot through traffic, hitting the left post before bouncing into the net.The goal was the first this season for Henderson and her 10th at Alabama.

Annest registered her first assist of the season, and the fourth for the Tide.

Coralie Lallier made her first collegiate start, playing all 90 minutes in goal and earning the shutout.