TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Top-seeded Alabama (17-1-1, 10-0-0 SEC) opens the SEC Soccer Tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday against eighth-seeded Mississippi State.
- Mississippi State (11-4-4, 4-4-2 SEC): Tuesday, Nov. 1 – 5:00 PM CT on SEC Network
- The two teams will meet in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament in Pensacola, Florida.
How to track
- Links to the video stream and live scoring will be available on RollTide.com
- Fans can also follow the action via the team’s official Twitter account @AlabamaSoccer
Tide in the SEC Tournament
- Alabama is making its 15th appearance in the SEC Tournament
- It is also the program’s fourth straight conference tournament appearance
- The Tide will open play in the quarterfinals after earning a first-round bye
- This is the first time Alabama and Mississippi State have met in an SEC Tournament game
- Alabama enters as the No. 1 seed, its highest ranking since winning the West Division title in 1998
- Alabama clinched its first SEC Championship and finished the season undefeated in conference play with a 10-0 SEC record
- The Crimson Tide are the first team to go undefeated in conference play since South Carolina went 11-0 in 2016
- Alabama’s win over Mississippi State (10/20) clinched UA’s top seed in the SEC Tournament and clinched the West Division title for the first time in 24 years and the fourth time in program history.
- Alabama has won six of seven SEC postseason awards with a head coach Wes Hart be named coach of the year, Riley Mattingly Parker was named striker of the year, Felicia Knox was named midfielder of the year, Reyna Reyes was named Defender of the Year and Gianna Paul was named freshman of the year
- In addition, Parker was selected as the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
- It was the first time in program history that UA has won the league’s forward, midfielder or defenseman of the year, the second time that a UA athlete has won Rookie of the Year and the third time that a UA coach has won coach of the year honors
- The Tide set program records for most wins in a season, 17 this season, and most consecutive wins with 13 in
- In addition, UA set records for single-season points (160) and assists (50) this year.
- Alabama ranked five opponents this season in then-No. 5 South Carolina, then-No. 6 BYU, then-No. 7 Arkansas, then No. 18 Clemson and then No. 20 Ole Miss
- Felicia Knox holds the single-season assist record with 15, while McKinley Crone set the single-season and career records for goaltending wins at 18 and 35, respectively
- The graduate student goalie recorded his eighth shutout of the season and 19th for Alabama in a 1-0 win over Auburn (10/27).
In the ranking
- For the second week in a row, Alabama is TopDrawerSoccer’s top-ranked team and No. 3 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll
- In addition to team rankings, Alabama players continue to highlight national rankings
- Felicia Knox has an NCAA-leading 15 assists this season and a national stat average of one assist per game
- Riley Mattingly Parker ranks sixth for game-winning goals with five this season, while eighth for total goals with 12 and ninth for points with 29
- Alabama ranks second in total goals (55) and points (160) and fourth in total assists (50) this season.
- The Tide is also the fourth-highest scoring offense in the nation with an average of 2.89 goals per game and fifth in points per game with 8.42 points per game.
- Ashlynn Serepca leads the nation in games played and has seen time in 104 career games
- McKinley Crone made 414 career saves, fourth most among active players, in addition to playing 8,779.77 minutes, second most for an active college goaltender
- Alabama won a program-record 17 games to pace the Tide’s 13-game winning streak
- UA has won 16 straight games at Alabama Soccer Stadium and is undefeated in Tuscaloosa for 415 days when the team kicks off Tuesday (1/11).
- This season marked the first time UA defeated five ranked opponents and three top 10 teams in program history to reach the top spot. 5 South Carolina, then-No. 6 BYU, then-No. 7 Arkansas, then No. 18 Clemson and then No. 20 Ole Miss
- UA finished the season with a perfect 10-0 conference record and its first SEC regular season title
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