UWF women’s soccer defeats Auburn Montgomery; men fall to Montevallo

By Chris Cody
Staff writer

The University of West Florida women’s soccer team continued its hot streak on Saturday as with a 2-0 win over Auburn Montgomery, the team’s seventh consecutive win. The UWF men, meanwhile fell 2-1 to Montevallo.

It was senior day for both the men’s and women’s soccer as each team honored the seniors prior to both games.

Neither team was able to find the back of the net to start the game despite UWF controlling possession and creating chances.

UWF women’s soccer defeats Auburn Montgomery. (Photo by Chris Cody)

That would all change in the second half when junior forward Daneisha Blackwood opened up the scoring by using her left foot to beat the keeper. Eight minutes later, history repeated itself as Blackwood again scored using her left foot to give her team a 2-0 lead and the win.

“We are really focused right now, we just want to win,” Blackwood said.

This victory now gives the Argos some real momentum going into the GSC tournament having won seven straight games.

“I was pleased with our defense to keep a shutout, and it’s always to have Daneisha back on the field,” Coach Joe Bartlinski said on his team’s victory.

Because of this win, the women’s soccer team earned the 3rd seed in the GSC tournament and will host 6th seed Christian Brothers at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the UWF Soccer Complex.

Earlier in the day, the men faced cold and rain for the majority of the second half.

The Argos kicked off the scoring 30 minutes into the first half when sophomore Isaiah Lopez scored off the bench when he headed in a cross from junior Barrett Mills.

UWF men’s soccer loses to Montevallo. (Photo by Chris Cody)

However, Montevallo quickly responded seven minutes later and scored the equalizer to send the game into halftime 1-1. The game stayed tied for most of the second half until Montevallo’s senior Joshua Keller scored the game-winner with approximately one minute left in the game to secure an Argos defeat.

Following the loss, the men’s team is now the 6th seed in the GSC tournament and they will take on the 3rd seed in Mississippi College this Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The weather conditions were better for the women as the rain had cleared making for much better playing conditions.

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