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Soccer Preview: Mississippi Valley State (1197 hits)


Courtesy Sam Peshek
Mon, August 17, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mississippi Valley State University enters the 2015 soccer season under third, head women’s soccer coach, Fabio Boateng and four preseason awards.

The Devilettes ended last season with an overall record of 4-11 and a Southwestern Athletic Conference record of 4-3. Even though MVSU endured a losing season, it was able to claim a place in the 2014 SWAC Soccer Tournament as the sixth seed. Valley faced Alabama State University in the first round of the tournament and suffered a 2-0 loss, ending in its elimination.

This year, MVSU started with high hopes as junior goalie Rita Gyasi earned the Preseason Goalie of the Year accolade. She also claimed a position on the SWAC’s Preseason First Team, where she was joined by teammate Nykosi Simmons. Heather Craddock also collected a preseason honor for the Devilettes as she grabbed a second team spot.

Mississippi Valley State claimed its first win of the year during its exhibition game against Bethal University, 3-1. Ernestina Abambila scored all three goals – one in the first half and the last two in the second.

The Devilettes head back into action August 18 in their final exhibition contest before the regular season. Game time against East Central Community College is schedule for 4:00 p.m.

Mississippi Valley State Schedule

Aug. 21 @ Oral Roberts University | 7 p.m.

Aug. 23 vs. Southeastern Louisiana University | 3 p.m.

Aug. 28 @ ULM | 6 p.m.

Sept. 4 vs. Texas- Rio Grande Valley | 7 p.m.

Sept. 6 @ Arkansas State | 1 p.m.

Sept. 11 vs. Delta State | 7 p.m.

Sept. 13 @ Central-Arkansas | 1 p.m.

Sept. 17 vs. Arkansas-Little Rock | 6 p.m.

Sept. 20 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff | 2 p.m.

*Sept. 25 @ Southern University | 6 p.m.

*Sept. 27 @ Jackson State | 1 p.m.

*Oct. 2 @ Prairie View A&M | 7 p.m.

*Oct. 4 @ Texas Southern | 1 p.m.

*Oct. 9 vs. Grambling State | 7 p.m.

*Oct. 11 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff | 1 p.m.

*Oct. 16 vs. Alabama A&M | 7 p.m.

*Oct. 18 vs. Alabama State | 1 p.m.

*Oct. 23 @ Howard University | 7 p.m.

*Oct. 25 @ The Lincoln University | 10 a.m.

*Oct. 30 @ Alcorn State | 4 p.m.

Nov. 5-8 SWAC Tournament | TBA

*Conference Games
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Monday, August 17th 2015 at 12:15PM
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