Bulldogs Open Home Slate Sunday Against Arkansas State

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MSU summer campers are invited Sunday to be recognized on-field at halftime.
Photo Courtesy of hailstate.com

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Sunday is “Camper Reunion Day” at the MSU Soccer Field as the Bulldogs open the 2013 home slate against Arkansas State. First kick for the contest is set for 1 p.m., and admission to all home matches is free.

MSU’s summer campers are invited to the game and encouraged to wear their camp T-shirts for an on-field recognition at halftime. Mississippi State Frisbees will be given away prior to the match, and the first 100 fans will receive free MSU ice cream.

Following the contest, the Bulldogs will stay on the pitch to sign autographs for fans. Sunday’s contest also marks the first of a season-long “Greek Life Challenge” that will give the Fraternity and Sorority with the highest attendance all season the opportunity to be recognized on the video board during the Nov. 28 Egg Bowl.

Fans unable to attend the can watch the free live stream at www.hailstate.com/hstvlive.

The Bulldogs return to the friendly confines of the MSU Soccer Field following a tough season-opening 3-2 setback at South Alabama on Friday.

Senior Elisabeth Sullivan and junior Shannen Jainudeen scored the Bulldogs’ goals. Sullivan’s 83rd-minute strike was her third-straight game with a goal going back to last season.

The Memphis native increased her MSU career goals record to 24, and she moved two points back of tying the Bulldog career points best of 62 set by Jessi Moore over the 2001-02 seasons.

Jainudeen headed home her second career goal in the 50th minute, tying the contest after South Alabama took a 1-0 lead to halftime.

Senior CJ Winship drew the starting nod in goal, making one save in the opening half. Freshman Meara Johnson went the final 45 minutes, also stopping one shot.

Mississippi State meets an Arkansas State side that opened the season with a 2-2 tie against Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg on Friday.

The Red Wolves rallied from an early 1-0 deficit behind first-half goals from Loren Mitchell and Christine Giles, but they were unable to make the lead hold as USM’s Adriana Garcia deposited the equalizer in the 66th minute.

Michaela Supple went the distance in goal for ASU, stopping six shots in a contest that saw the Red Wolves take 15 shots while facing 18.

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