Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Howard Bison Clinches SWAC Regular Season Crown On Senior Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Howard University women's soccer team clinched the 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) regular season title with a 1-0 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (6-7-1, 6-2-1 SWAC) on Sunday afternoon at Greene Stadium.

On Senior Day, junior Kela Gray tallied the lone goal of the game to help the Bison end their regular season schedule on a high note.

Prior to the game, Howard honored seniors Taylor Ester, Jaelin White, Sara Vaughan, Carmen Suarez, Sandra Bond and Zion Clarke for their accomplishments over their careers.

Howard (12-4-2, 9-0-1 SWAC) outshot the Lions by a 19-5 margin and took a total of six corners. UAPB only attempted one shot in the first half, while the Bison got off 11 tries.

Junior goalkeeper Gabrielle Emilien made three saves. Gray paced the squad with a ga
me-high five shots, while junior Noelle McCullom was close with three shots.

Gray put the Bison on the board in the 28th minute. Sophomore Makela Davidson slid the ball over to Gray in the box, who got around her defender before executing a beautiful strike for the decisive 1-0 lead.

Howard will have the week off as it waits for the SWAC Tournament pairings to be released.



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