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Mississippi State Soccer Set for In-State Battle in Hattiesburg Versus Southern Miss

Coming off of a double overtime win against South Alabama Friday, the Bulldogs head to Hattiesburg trying to sweep the weekend.

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Coming off of their first overtime victory on the road since 2004, Mississippi State will head to Hattiesburg for a Sunday matchup against Southern Miss set for 5pm.

The meeting marks the seventh consecutive season in which the Bulldogs (3-2-0) and Golden Eagles (3-0-0) have squared off with Mississippi State only dropping one the six previous matches.

Friday night, the Bulldogs snapped a three game losing skid against South Alabama win a 2-1 victory in double overtime. The Jaguars took a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute of the game, but Kennadi Carbin hit the equalizer in the 66th minute of the contest.

The teams played out regulation at 1-1.

In the 101st minute, Carbin attempted a shot on goal, but the South Alabama turned the shot away. McKenna de Graaf, who was returning from a back injury, chipped in the rebound to give the Bulldogs the win.

Sunday's matchup should provide a bit of contrast in styles.

The Golden Eagles enter the contest with victories over Arkansas State, Louisiana Monroe, and Louisiana Laffayette.  In the three wins, Southern Miss has only allowed one goal while scoring four.

Mississippi State has scored eight goals in five games this season as they have looked to establish an attacking style of offense.

The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with Southern Miss with a 6-2-2 record, going 2-1-1 in Hattiesburg.