UWF women’s soccer dominates North Alabama; men fall to Spring Hill

By Chris Cody
Staff writer

The University of West Florida women’s soccer team improved its record to 10-3-1 after defeating North Alabama 5-1 on Sunday, while the men’s team lost 1-0 to Spring Hill College, making its record fall to 4-6-1 for the season.

WOMEN

This victory marked the third win in a row for the Argonauts, and during that win streak, the Argos have outscored their opponents 13-1.  This win also improved the Argos GSC conference record to 7-2-1 as they continue to push towards a postseason run.

The scoring kicked off when UWF sophomore Leonie Kreil converted a cross from senior Kaljit Atwal into the back of the net to give the Argos the early lead.

“I had goosebumps when I saw the ball go into the back of the net after Kaljit gave me the assist,” Kreil said about on scoring the first goal of the game.

The Argos added two more goals in the first half to give them a 3-0 lead heading into halftime.

North Alabama scored a goal at the beginning of the second half; however, the Argos managed to respond quickly and added two more goals to give them a 5-1 win.

UWF women’s soccer beats North Alabama. (Photo by Chris Cody)

“I feel like when one player steps up everybody else will step up, so I believe that the first goal makes a difference,” Atwal said about the team’s overall performance.

MEN

The Argos fell behind early after giving up a goal in the first three minutes of the game after Spring Hill senior Ibrahima Ndaw headed in a cross to give his team the early 1-0 lead.

That would be the only goal of the game as both defenses would tighten up and neither team was able to find the back of the net. UWF had a total of nine shots for the game but struggled as only one of the shots was on target.

This loss makes the Argos GSC conference record fall to 2-4-1 on the season. UWF junior goalkeeper Jacob Murray was able to make seven saves which helped give the Argos a chance to stay in the game and possibly get a draw.

UWF men’s soccer team loses to Spring Hill. (Photo by Chris Cody)

“We came out really slow in the first 10-15 minutes, but I thought we made the right adjustments to possibly win the game but we struggled to find the back of the net,” Coach Bill Elliot said about on his team’s performance.

The UWF men’s and women’s soccer teams will both play this Friday starting with the women at 5 p.m. and the men following at 7:30 p.m.

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