NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Seventh-ranked Alabama soccer (3-0) defeated Lipscomb (0-3) in a 3-1 victory on Thursday thanks to a brace from Isabel Smith and a second half goal from Gianna Paul.
Smith recorded her first collegiate goal on her way to a brace, scoring in the 30th and 51st minutes of the game. Paul notched her second goal this season, scoring in the 60th minute. With the victory, the Crimson Tide moved to its best start since the 2016 season.
From Head Coach Wes Hart
"Obviously pleased with the result. Wins are important, especially on the road. Despite their slow start, I believe Lipscomb will win a lot of games. It's a good team. Glad our offense came alive tonight. We were able to score three (goals) and had a few more good chances that we missed. Happy for Izzy (Smith). She's been playing well and glad to see her get her first goals for Alabama."
- Smith recorded her first collegiate goal in the 30th minute of the game
- Cameron Silva dribbled towards the box before passing the ball out wide for Itala Gemelli
- With her first touch, Gemelli crossed the ball for Smith to hit into the back of the net
- Smith found her second goal in the 51st minute, taking a left footed shot from outside the box
- Paul would make the score 3-0, fighting off a defender before placing the ball in the left corner of the net in the 60th minute
- Lipscomb recorded its lone goal in the 66th minute as Kiara Pralle finished a cross from KK Pavatt and Lydia Hindt
- The Crimson Tide returns to action on Sunday to host No. 17 Memphis
- The game against the Tigers will kick off at 7 p.m. CT at the Alabama Soccer Stadium