- ASC presents Take 6, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Dec. 15
- Leeth named UAB School of Medicine assistant dean for strategic planning
- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
- Anti-aging strategies can improve more than looks
Women’s soccer rebounds after Ole Miss loss
The UAB women’s soccer team lost to the Ole Miss Rebels 5-2 at the home opener last Sunday, but not without a strong effort at a comeback. Sophomore Paige Hanks was able to score two goals with the assistance of Megan Collins, but were unable to catch back up to Ole Miss who had taken a 3-0 lead early in the first half.
“We started out slow and you can’t do that against a team like that and give up goals like that,” said head coach Harold Warren. “They’re a well-coached team and they are tactical and athletic and we fought our way back.”
“The problem was that once we got momentum, it stopped,” added Warren. “We have to learn to push on, especially against good teams like that. We had good moments in both games this weekend and we learned we can play with these teams, we just have to be more consistent and have a 90-minute mentality.”
Despite the weekend’s setback, there was reason for celebration for the women’s soccer team. Paige Hanks was selected as the Student-Athlete of the Week and it was the first time that she had been awarded the honor. The award is given to athletes who succeed not only on the field but also in the classroom. A sophomore from Garland, Texas, Hanks was able to score the pair of goals against Ole Miss after playing 55 minutes in the Blazer’s 3-1 season-opening victory at Vanderbilt. As a liberal arts major, Hanks has posted a 3.31 GPA at UAB and holds a cumulative GPA of 3.12 which also got her named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2012.
Friday was different story for the UAB women’s soccer team, pulling a 2-0 victory over Francis Marion. Kasey Johnson and Erin Pincombe each recorded a goal for the Blazers with Angelica Jumenez picking up her second win of the season in net.
“We played well tonight,” said head coach Harold Warren. “We held possessions well and were able to get off to a quick start.”
Jimenez earned the win to improve 2-1 on the season, making five saves in the victory. The Blazers out-shot Frances Marion 19-10.
“In the second half, we got a little too comfortable and gave them some opportunities to tie the game but we were able to hold them off,” said Warren. “Sunday was a tough loss but they learned from that game and moved on. We focused on tonight and were able to get a win.”
[Sunday’s story and Friday’s story are provided courtesy of uabsports.com]