by Ashley Cole, staff writer

The UWF women’s soccer team covered the field well against the Saint Leo Lions on Sunday afternoon, and finished the game with a 1-0 victory.

Freshman midfielder Anita Danielsdottir scored the game’s first and only goal in the 19th minute in the first half.

“We came out here to win this game,” Danielsdottir said. “It always feels good you get a hold of the ball and get a goal.”

The Argos led the Lions with 20 shots. Goalkeeper Julia Ortiz with 6 saves throughout the first and second half.

“It was always going to be a tough game, Saint Leo has beaten some real quality opponent’s, so we knew that going in,” UWF Women’s Soccer Head Coach Joe Bartlinski said . “I like that we created over 20 shots and was pleased with us creating those chances, I wasn’t as happy with us finishing our opportunities and so we left Saint Leo in the game a little bit longer than we would like.”

While the Argos anticipated a tough game they held their ground and kept pushing forward until the last second.

The Lions were able to attempt 2 shots and 6 saves as they held their own.

“I though today was a good performance for us, and we appreciate having a great host such as West Florida,” Saint Leo Women’s Soccer Head Coach Peter McGahey said. “To have a top 25 team and to have to come to there place and to have the result we did was good. I’m proud of our team. It’s not the exact outcome we wanted, but I am pleased with how we competed today.”

As the Argos finish this game with a record of 2-1-0 and the Lions leave the field with 3-1-1.

The next UWF women’s soccer game will be Friday September 27th at 5 p.m. against Christian Brother’s in Memphis, Tennessee. 

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