STARKVILLE, Miss. – Twenty-four hours after Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi meet on the football field, the two sides square off on the pitch as the Bulldogs host the Golden Eagles Sunday in a 6 p.m. first kick on the SEC Network +.
Admission to the contest is free, and with school out for Labor Day on Monday, families can catch the exciting soccer action while enjoying Kids’ Day at the MSU Soccer Field. As part of the festivities, fans can get $2 hot dogs, free ice cream and free MSU stadium cups.
Fans unable to attend can catch all the action online at www.watchespn.com or on mobile devices through the WatchESPN app.
Mississippi State returns home looking to get into the win column for the first time after a 2-1 road heartbreaker at Furman Thursday dropped Aaron Gordon’s young squad to 0-3 on the year.
The rookies have made an immediate impact on the unit, accounting for seven of the team’s eight points this season. McKenzie Adams scored her first goal Thursday, joining Mallory Eubanks in opening their Bulldog scoring accounts.
Eubanks and Kayleigh Henry setup Adams’ finish for their first assists of the season. Eubanks, a Lexington, Ky., native, paces MSU with three points.
In her homecoming Thursday, freshman goalkeeper Rhylee DeCrane of Myrtle Beach, S.C., stopped seven shots, equaling her saves total from the season’s first two games combined.
The Bulldogs will attempt to stifle a Southern Miss squad that improved to 2-1 on the year with a 5-0 win against Jackson State Friday.
USM has seen diverse scoring with 11 different Golden Eagles finding the back of the net, led by two goals each from Rebekah McMullan, Alexia Hill and Karen Torres.
Brittany Taylor has seen all the action in goal, stopping eight shots while allowing two goals.