Leading Stories

by Christian Skewes

Saturday afternoon the #8 UWF women’s soccer team (1-0 GSC 0-0) defeated Trevecca Nazarene (0-1 GMAC 0-0) in a 2-0 blowout. This was the first time the two teams have faced each other in non-conference play, and this matchup also marks the 500th win for coach Bartlinski.

“We played a great game,” junior Annie Rolf said. “They’re a good team and they have a good goalie so they for sure made us earn it.”

The Argos dominated the Trojans in every facet of the game. Right off the bat UWF held Trevecca Nazarene to only two shots the whole match: one in the first half and the other in the second.

West Florida also managed to put up 11 shot attempts in the first half but Trojan goalkeeper Delayna Holman managed to block six of them. After a scoreless first half for both teams, that all changed in the final 45 minutes.

In the 65th minute of the second half freshman Anita Danielsdotti scored the first goal of the game and her first goal as an Argo.

“It was amazing,” Danielsdotti said. “I scored in my first game here and we won too it was crazy.”

Later in the game UWF would add to their lead in the 84th minute of the second half when Rolf scored a goal from the box. Being a transfer student from Laramie County Community College, this was her first career goal in UWF blue and green.

Coach Bartlinski now has a record of 305-50-20 with UWF and has now reached 500 career wins also. That’s the second-highest winning percentage among Division II women’s soccer coaches of all time.

“He’s a great coach he always pushes us and tells us to compete and play hard,” Rolf said. “If we ever feel out of it, he always picks us back up and gets us back on track; he knows the game and he knows his players so he puts us in a position to win.”

The next game for the women’s soccer team will be against Rollins College September 13th at 7 p.m. in Winter Park, Florida at the Barker Family Stadium at Cahall-Sandspur .