Soccer Falls To Mississippi State 2-1 On The Road

Taylor Cunningham
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Ole Miss soccer team fell to Mississippi State, 2-1, Friday night to end the regular season.

With the loss, Ole Miss fell to 7-9-4 (3-5-3 SEC) while Mississippi State improved to 8-12 (1-10 SEC).

Ole Miss went up 1-0 in the 47th minute on a goal from Taylor Cunningham. Cunningham volleyed in a cross from Chelsea Heimann.

Mississippi State tied the game in the 59th minute as Kim Pettie scored on a header off a cross in the six-yard box from Jasmine Simmons.

The Bulldogs took the lead in the 77th minute on a goal from Kat Walsh. Danielle Kite crossed the ball from the right side of the box to the left. An Ole Miss defender initially deflected the pass but Elisabeth Sullivan collected the ball and found Walsh.

In the 13th minute Zehra Syed got played a ball across the top of the box and fired a shot to the top right corner but keeper Sarah Story was able to make the save.

Two minutes later, Taylor Cunningham took the ball from midfield and had two defenders chasing her but her shot attempt from 30 yards out went wide right.

In the 27th minute Story again made a diving save to keep the Bulldogs off the board. Mississippi State's Walsh hit a shot from the top of the box that looked like it had Story beat, but she recovered and made a diving save for the Rebels.

Ole Miss ended the game with 15 shots while Mississippi State finished with 25. Taylor Cunningham led the Rebels with five shots. Story made seven saves in goal. >

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