State, South Alabama Collide Sunday For Bulldog Classic Championship
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State will vie for a second-straight Bulldog Classic championship Sunday afternoon as it meets South Alabama in a 2 p.m. kickoff at the MSU Soccer Field.
The first 50 fans to Sunday's contest receive a free sandwich from Hardee's. Fans unable to make it to the pitch can watch the match at www.hailstate.com/hstvlive.
Neil Macdonald's squad earned the title shot with a hard-fought win against UT Martin Friday night that moved the Dawgs to 2-0-0 on the young season.
Junior Elisabeth Sullivan scored twice, the first multiple-goal game of her career, as the Dawgs rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit. Freshman Honeye Heydari continued her sizzling start to the campaign, adding a goal and an assist.
Heydari, a Jackson, Tenn., native leads Mississippi State this season with five points on a pair of goals and an assist.
Sullivan took sole possession of eighth place in both career points (32) and goals (13).
In goal, Skylar Rosson has stopped three shots through the season's first two matches.
South Alabama earned a shot at the championship with a 2-0 win against Mississippi Valley State in Friday's first match.
The Jaguars (2-1-0) got a pair of assists from Clarissa Hernandez on goals from Morgan Motes and Tatum Perry.
Hernandez's two-assist afternoon, combined with a goal in the season's opening weekend, gave her the team points lead. Perry's goal was her second strike of the season, while Motes' was her first.Lauren Arnold didn't have any work Friday, as USA held the Devilettes shotless. Arnold has made 14 saves this season while allowing just two goals.