Hurricanes Suffer Setback at Mississippi State
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Heartbreak.
Despite leading with less than three minutes to go, the University of Miami dropped its first road match of the year, falling to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 2-1, Sunday afternoon.
Emma Tucker’s tally in the 20th minute put the Hurricanes (1-2-3) in front, but Mississippi State (4-1-1) rallied in the closing moments.
In the 88th minute, the Bulldogs were awarded a penalty kick.
Mississippi State junior forward Aitana Martinez-Montoya stepped to the spot and found the back of the net to level the score.
Then, in the final 60 seconds, the Bulldogs capitalized off of a free kick just outside the Hurricanes’ box.
Redshirt sophomore midfielder Ally Perry took advantage of the opportunity and drilled a ball into the top right corner to punctuate the comeback.
Sunday’s physical match featured 27 combined fouls, six yellow cards and one red card between the two sides.
Up next, the Hurricanes close out non-conference play, as Miami faces crosstown foe FIU Thursday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at FIU Soccer Stadium.