MSU soccer hosts Jackson State

Mississippi State’s women’s soccer team will be aiming for its fifth-straight win today when Jackson State comes to the MSU Soccer Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Admission to the match is free, and a live video stream will be available through Maroon to the Max on
Head coach Neil Macdonald’s Bulldogs improved to 5-1 this season with Tuesday night’s 5-0 win against Mississippi Valley State.
Junior Kim Pettit scored two of MSU’s four first-half goals in the win, giving her six points on the season behind three goals.
Two days removed from a five-point effort against South Alabama in the Trojan Classic, Rachel Wannek tallied three more points, a goal and assist, in the win against MVSU. Wannek’s nine points are tops on the squad, two ahead of freshman Elisabeth Sullivan, who added her third assist of the year Tuesday night.
State’s defense will look for another strong outing today. The backline of Danielle Kite, Morganne Grimes, Ashley Hood and SEC Defensive Player of the Week Leanna Baldner held the Delta Devilettes to just two shots.
Sophomore Skylar Rosson stopped both MVSU attempts en route to registering her third shutout in four matches, a mark that ties for the SEC lead.
Today’s match will be only the second meeting between JSU and the Bulldogs. State won the inaugural meeting, claiming a 2-1 victory in last season’s opener at the Ole Miss Invitational.