ALEXANDRIA, LA - The Mississippi Valley State Devilettes filled the final opening in the SWAC Soccer tournament semifinals, edging Texas Southern in a penalty kick shootout. It was the third overtime game of the day. MVSU (6-8-2) will take on Prairie View A&M in the evening game on Friday night, while TSU (4-13-1) saw there season come to a heartbreaking end.
Texas Southern led for much of the game, but couldn't close the deal. Jessica Smith gave TSU the lead in the 25th minute. However, with less than eight minutes left, Jerrica Salido tied the game with a score in the 83rd minute.
After a pair of overtime periods, the teams had to go to penalty
kicks. Each goalkeeper made one stop leaving the penalty kick total tied
at 4-all. Kayla Boyd gave MVSU an one goal advantage in the shootout.
April Martinez had a chance to tie but her shot sailed high and wide.