Men’s soccer drops a tight one to Union


Tyler Luong

The UWF men’s soccer team records their first loss of the season as they fall to the Union University Bulldogs at home, 1-2.

The game came off to a quick start as Union struck first just two minutes into the contest.

Wasting no time of their own, the Argos retaliated with a quick goal of their own through midfielder Kainan Dos Santos. Unfortunately for UWF, it was called off after being ruled as an offside violation, thus keeping the score at 0-1 in Union’s favor.

Not long after, the Bulldogs scored another one to consolidate their lead at 0-2 and put the pressure on UWF.

In the closing minutes of the half, Austin Marshick notches the first goal of the match for UWF with the assist from Ed Chappe, to ease their way back into the game.

The Argos ended the half still trailing with a one-goal deficit.

Coming into the latter half of the game, both squads continued to battle it out as they traded shots back-and-forth.

With less than nine to go, a potential equalizer by Chappe was mere inches away from hitting its mark, unfortunately striking the left post.

After dodging a few more close calls, the Bulldogs narrowly hung on to secure the victory at 1-2.

Despite being in control for the majority of the match, the victory for the Bulldogs was never guaranteed as UWF’s relentlessness and tenacity kept them on their toes every step of the way.

West Florida’s record now stands at 3-1-1 following the conclusion of Friday’s match.

The Argos return to defend their home turf once again against Christian Brothers University on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m.