TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Alabama football Reyna reyes was named the Southeastern Conference’s co-offensive player of the week, the conference announced on Monday. Reyes led the Crimson Tide to a surprise 1-0 victory over 24th LSU on Friday, scoring the game-winning goal with just over five minutes left in regulation.
Are we expecting something less after scoring the winning goal against No.24 LSU ??? ?? Congratulations, Reyna!
– Alabama Football (@AlabamaSoccer) October 4, 2021
Reyes scored the game-winning goal in the team’s upheaval against the nationally ranked Tigers, leading a header past the LSU goalkeeper in the 84e minute of the game. The AU midfielder took two shots and almost missed the goal on the first down as she hit the crossbar. The goal was only the second of the year for Reyes, who scored the game-winning goal in the team’s opener against Jacksonville State. After Friday’s performance, Reyes is tied for third on the team in goals (2) and points (5).
– Alabama Football (@AlabamaSoccer) October 2, 2021
Reyes’ goal saw Alabama claim the first victory against a Top 25 team this season and their first victory against a ranked opponent since defeating No.15 Auburn, 1-0, on November 6. 2020. Alabama retained the country’s No. 16 offensive. off the board and allowed only four shots on frame. Heading into Friday’s game, LSU was averaging 2.9 goals per game and nine shots on goal per game. The Tigers also averaged 19 total shots per game heading into Friday’s meeting as Tide limited LSU to just nine attempts in 90 minutes of action.
The victory was the team’s fourth consecutive home victory and its seventh overall victory at Alabama Football Stadium this season. Reyes and the Crimson Tide will return to action on Thursday, traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., To face the No.8 Arkansas.
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