Soccer gets record 12th straight win; sweep Conference honors
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The University of North Alabama women’s soccer team built a 3-0 first half lead and went on to a school-record 12th straight win with a 3-1 decision over Montevallo.
UNA, now 13-2 overall, broke the previous mark of 11 straight wins set by the 2009 Lions. With the loss, Montevallo falls to 4-9-2.
Chloe Roberts scored the first goal of the match just 1:22 into the first period. It was her 23rd goal of the season and came off an assist from Jo Chubb.
Julia Osmond scored UNA’s second goal at the 37:01 mark of the first half unassisted to give the Lions a 2-0 advantage. It was her fourth goal of the season.
Jennifer Osmond then scored her ninth goal of the year at 42:21 of the first half. Nikki Brown assisted on the goal for her 14th assist of the season.
Montevallo scored its lone goal at the 48:17 mark of the second half to make the final tally 3-1.
UNA out-shot Montevallo 13-5.
Prior to Montevallo’s goal, North Alabama goalkeeper Alex McLay had recorded 434:18 consecutive scoreless minutes in goal, dating back to the Alabama-Huntsville match on October 1. She missed breaking her own record for consecutive scoreless minutes in a season by 22 seconds. She had a period of 434:30 without allowing a goal last season.
UNA plays West Florida Friday night in a match between the Gulf South Conference’s only two unbeaten teams in league play. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at the UNA Soccer Field.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The University of North Alabama swept the Gulf South Conference women’s soccer awards this week as Chloe Roberts was named GSC Player of the Week and Julia Osmond was selected GSC Defender of the Week.
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