Fans cheer on women’s soccer semifinals

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By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Giselle Hood

Soccer fans flocked to Baumhowers Victory Grill to cheer on the University of Alabama’s women’s soccer team in the College Cup semi-finals Dec. 2. It was the first time the program made it into the Final Four, and Crimson Tide fans were in a celebratory mood as they watched things play out.

“This is obviously the furthest we’ve gone in school history, so it’s a really cool moment,” said Crimson Chaos Executive Member Jacob Pickle. “Logistically, I wasn’t able to make it up to North Carolina to watch the game there. So the next best thing is to be in a central hub in Tuscaloosa for the soccer game, and be out here to support.”

The game kicked off at 7:30 p.m., but many fans were at the restaurant early in anticipation of UA’s matchup against UCLA. The program milestone isn’t only exciting to fans, but it’s also helping the Tide establish itself as a sports leader in more than football and softball.

“We’re obviously a football school traditionally,” Crimson Chaos President Ethan Lamb said. “So when other sports like basketball, soccer and baseball compete for championships at a high level, it helps build our brand aside from just football. It’s important because a lot of athletes at this school work hard and they need some support just as much as anyone else does.”

While the Tide fell 3-0 against UCLA, their final season record stands at 23-3-1.

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