Alabama beats Portland 2-1; Promotion to the third round of the NCAA tournament

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – It wasn’t a pretty win for Alabama, but the Crimson Tide defeated the Portland Pilots 2-1 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Riley Mattingly Parker had her penalty blocked but she had enough time to recover and equalize the deflection for the first goal of the game.

The lead was short-lived as a foul in the box gave Portland a penalty of their own, which was converted to equalize at 1-1.

Alabama and Portland battled until an unsuspecting turn of events: Portland scored an own goal following an Alabama corner, which ended up being the game’s deciding factor.