No. 1 seed Alabama Soccer Hosts No. 2 Seed Duke in quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Alaska – The Alabama soccer team (22-2-1) will host Duke Friday in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament at Alabama Soccer Stadium. The game between No. 1 seed Alabama and No. 2 seed Duke kicks off at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN+.

The game

  • Second Seeded Duke (4-15-3): Friday, Nov. 25 – 6 p.m. CT, on ESPN+
  • Fans can follow the action on the team’s official Twitter account, @AlabamaSoccer
  • Alabama will face Duke for the fourth time in program history and for the first time since 1997
  • UA is ranked third in the United Soccer Coaches’ poll, while Duke is ranked eighth

The Tide at the NCAA Tournament

  • The 2022 season marked Alabama’s first time competing as NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed, in addition to being the first time the program hosted an NCAA Tournament game
  • Alabama makes its program debut in the NCAA Tournament quarter-finals after beating Jackson State 9-0 (11/11), Portland 2-1, and UC Irvine 3-1
  • UA earned its second consecutive NCAA Tournament berth and fifth overall appearance in the tournament for the first time in program history

Set the new standard

  • Alabama has broken seven team records this season and set the new standard for points (211), goals (73), assists (66), shots (502), shots on target (212), wins (22), and shutouts (12)
  • Riley Mattingley Parker holds the UA record for points (41), goals (17), and game-winning goals (7) in a single season, while tying as the program leader in career winning goals (10)
  • Felicia Knox broke the Tide record for assists with 20 and career assists with 25
  • Net, McKinley Crone has a program-record 22 single-season wins and a career-high 40 wins, in addition to a UA-record 10 shutouts this year, tied for most shutouts in an Alabama uniform with 21
  • In addition, Alabama set the facility record for attendance, welcoming 1,882 people to Alabama Soccer Stadium for the Tide’s game against Florida (10/23)

On the ranking

  • Felicia Knox has an NCAA-leading 20 assists this season and has the second best average in the country for the stat at 0.80 assists per game
  • Riley Mattingley Parker has an NCAA-leading and UA-record seven game-winning goals this season Ashlyn Serecca ranks 4th for winning goals with six
  • Parker is fifth for total goals with 17 and sixth for points with 41
  • McKinley Crone ranks 13th in shutouts (10). The UA goalkeeper ranks third for career saves (428) and second for goalkeeping minutes with 9,319.77 minutes
  • The No. 2 scoring offense in the nation, with an average of 2.92 goals per game in addition to an average of 8.44 points per game, Alabama ranks first in total goals (73), total points (211) and total assists (66) this season
  • The Crimson Tide also ranks 12th nationally defensively with 0,600 goals against average.
  • Ashlyn Serecca leads the country in games played and saw time in 110 career games while McKinley Crone tallied her 105th career game

The journey

  • Alabama won a program-record 22 games this year thanks to the help of a 15-game run that included a 10-0 run in SEC play and an appearance in the SEC Tournament Championship
  • UA is currently riding a 19-game undefeated streak at Alabama Soccer Stadium when the team kicks off on Friday, with the final loss coming on September 9, 2021 (lost 2-1 OT vs. TCU)
  • Alabama advanced to the SEC tournament finals for the second time in program history and first since 1995
  • This season marked the first time UA defeated five ranked opponents and three top-10 teams in the program’s history, topping then-No. 5 South Carolina, then-No. 6 BYU, then-No. 7 Arkansas, then-No. 18 Clemson and Then-No. 20 Ole Miss

Get the latest information on the team by following @AlabamaSoccer on Twitter and Facebook and AlabamaSoccer on Instagram. General sports news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and AlabamaAthletics on Facebook.

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