Ole Miss Soccer Falls To UAB

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Alix Hildal recorded her first career assist on Sunday.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Alix Hildal recorded her first career assist on Sunday.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Aug. 29, 2010

Final Stats |  Photo Gallery 

OXFORD, Miss. - With rain showers coming and going throughout Sunday's match, Ole Miss suffered its first loss of the season with a 3-1 defeat to UAB at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium.

The Rebels dropped to 1-1-1 on the year, while UAB improved its record to 2-2.

First-year head coach Matthew Mott's team held a slight advantage in the run of play throughout the first half, but UAB dented the scoreboard first with Carolyn Polcari's goal in the 38th minute.

"I felt like we played really well for the first 40 minutes," Mott said. "We had some good chances. We had some good looks, we just didn't get the ball on frame. Polcari did a really good job on the flank and cut one of our players, and we dove in on her. She did a good job of finishing near post. We knew we had to be sharp defensively, and we just had that one breakdown and they punished us."

Fifteen minutes into the second half, UAB went up 2-0 when Rebel goalkeeper Alley Ronaldi misplayed a ball in the box, which allowed Blazer forward Tiffini Turpin to tap in an easy score.

Taylor Cunningham pulled the Rebels within one at the 78:25 mark when she scored a brilliant 15-yard shot to the far post. Alix Hildal got the assist.

But with Ole Miss sending more players on the attack to go for an equalizer, UAB increased its advantage back to two goals on a counter-attack with Pascale Pinard punching it in from close range off Sam Bradford's flick.

"We had to chase the game a little bit and we fell short," Mott said. "We had to push numbers forward, and that always opens you up for a counter-attack, and that's what happened."

"I'm really happy with our team's effort," Mott added. "The effort and intensity were there. They worked really hard, we just couldn't get the ball on frame in enough dangerous positions. We had plenty of chances, we just didn't finish and they did. We played a lot of people today, so we got some good looks at some of the guys in live action. We still have to get better every day."

Cunningham and Dylan Jordan led the Rebels with four shots apiece, while Polcari led the Blazers with five shots. UAB finished with a 17-15 overall advantage in shots. Ole Miss junior Lily Crabtree took two shots and played well as a starting outside midfielder in the absence of injured Rebel Kelsey Breathitt. Freshman Morgan Zigelsky played 15 minutes in her first career action at Ole Miss.

The Rebels travel to South Bend, Ind., next weekend for the Inn at St. Mary's Classic, hosted by Notre Dame. Ole Miss will face Texas Tech on Friday at 4 p.m. CT and top-10 nationally ranked Santa Clara on Sunday at 10 a.m. CT.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Rebels Unable to Overcome Slow Start

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever reason, that we weren't totally... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Arkansas

      Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more

    • Rebels Ahead of Schedule in Year Three

      Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Football

      It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 10-16, 2014)

      Monday, November 17, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 16

      Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more

    • Getting Healthy, Staying Sharp on the Bye Week

      Friday, November 14, 2014 - Football

      No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited.  But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 11

      Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 11 - Presbyterian (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 3-9, 2014)

      Monday, November 10, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Nov. 9

      Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Football

      Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more

    • Wilkins, Dodson Shine in Blowout Win

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-PC

      Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more

    • Injuries Create Opportunities for Young Players

      Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Football

      With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 10

      Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 10 - Auburn (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Path To Atlanta: A Little Homecookin'

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Football

      A question we keep hearing is what needs to happen in order for the Rebels to get to the SEC Championship game. It's pretty simple, just cheer for the home team. The lone exception to that notion is Ole Miss'... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014)

      Monday, November 3, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014Football- No. 4 Ole Miss lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday night, 35-31.- In addition to losing the game, the Rebels lost star receiver Laquon Treadwell on what looked... read more