Lions upend UWF in historical match


PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of North Alabama women’s soccer team ended West Florida’s 54-match Gulf South Conference regular season win streak with a 2-0 shutout of the Argonauts Sunday.

With the win, the first in the history of the UNA women’s soccer program over West Florida, the Lions move into first place in the GSC standings at 6-1 in league play. UNA is now 14-3 overall and is riding a four-match win streak.

The Lions were 0-15-1 all-time against West Florida entering Sunday’s match but got an early goal from Stephanie Bradshaw in the sixth minute to seize the momentum.UNA then added a second goal in 84th minute from Heather Farmer to secure the win.

UNA outshot West Florida 11-10 and the Lions’ goalkeeper Alex McLay recorded four saves in getting her eighth shutout of the season. North Alabama has now recorded 10 shutouts in its 17 matches this season.

Bradshaw scored her first goal of the season at the 5:50 mark, putting the ball in the net after a UNA corner kick. Farmer scored her fourth goal of the season at the 83:26 mark, with Jo Chubb and Chloe Roberts assisting.

The Lions close their regular season on October 31 with a home match against Kentucky Wesleyan at 7 p.m. The GSC Tournament is scheduled to begin on November 4 in Pensacola.

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