Women’s soccer beats Albany State in shutout

By Chris Cody
Staff Writer

The University of West Florida women’s soccer team continued their winning ways on Wednesday as they cruised past Albany State 6-0, to improve their record to 3-0 overall.

Junior midfielder Savannah Soares kicked off the scoring when she redirected a pass in the box from junior forward Shantell Thompson into the back of the net. She continued her trend of scoring when she took a long shot from outside the box to make it 2-0 after what looked like a defensive miscue by the opposition.

UWF added on four more goals in what was a dominating performance.

“I think we are feeling positive moving throughout the season, we are going to have tougher opponents this weekend but I think we are ready for them,” Soares said.

UWF maintained possession of the ball, mostly in front of the opposing team’s goal. The Argonauts had a total of 36 shots while Albany State only had three. UWF also took 26 corners while Albany State only managed just one.

While Soares was the team’s leading scorer with two goals, Thompson was able to make an impact with two assists.

Like Soares, Thompson viewed the match in terms of building toward conference play.

“We need to go back to the drawing board and fix the things that need to be fixed and get ready for our next opponents,” Thompson said.

UWF women’s soccer team beats Albany State 6-0. (Photo by Chris Cody)

The game didn’t have many fouls as Albany State only committed four fouls while UWF committed five.

UWF senior goalkeeper Katelyn Burkhart didn’t have too much to worry about as she only had to make two saves. Her opposing goalkeeper, Abby Whiteside had a much more difficult challenge but made four saves.

The UWF women’s soccer team was to play again at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Auburn Montgomery at the UWF soccer complex, however, the game was cancelled due to the possible impact of Hurricane Irma and the closure of all state universities. Sunday’s match with Montevallo was also cancelled.

 

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