BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The fifth-ranked Alabama soccer team (4-0-2) recorded a 0-0 draw against the Samford Bulldogs (2-1-3) on Sunday.
The back-and-forth battle saw a combined 35 shots as freshman goalkeeper Coralie Lallier made four crucial saves in the game. Alabama has now recorded back-to-back draws for the first time in program history as the Tide remains undefeated on the year.
From Head Coach Wes Hart
"Going into games, that's our mindset, we expect to win, but so do our opponents. They're trying to win as well and credit to Samford. Their coach does an excellent job. Nine years in a row they've won their conference. They're a team that's used to winning games and they play hard, they're physical, they're aggressive and scrappy. They did not back down and (you've) got to give them a lot of credit.
"Looking at us, we've got room to grow. We are by no means playing to our potential. We lost some great players from a year ago that accounted for a lot of our offense. We have some very good players filling those holes, but we are still trying to figure out how to put all the pieces together and make things click."
- Alabama dominated the first half in shots (11-6); however the Tide trailed the Bulldogs (14-4) in the second half
- Lallier tied a season-high four saves in the game
- Isabel Smith paced the offense with a team-leading four shots
- Smith would account for three of the four saves by Bulldog goalkeeper Zoe Clevely in the game
- The draw is the first in series history between the two teams
The Crimson Tide will travel to Hattiesburg, Miss., to face Southern Miss on Thursday. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. CT.