PENSACOLA, Fla. – Sophomore Monica Malavassi (San Jose, Costa Rica/Methodist HS) scored goals on two corner kicks, and junior goalkeeper Ali Ryan (Batemans Bay, Australia/Darton) made seven saves in No. 18 West Florida’s 2-0 shutout in Gulf South Conference women’s soccer action over Alabama-Huntsville on Friday. UWF won its ninth straight and improved to 11-2 overall and 4-0 in GSC play, dropped UAH to 6-6, 2-3.
The win extended UWF’s GSC regular season winning streak to 46 games, dating back to 2003.
Both of the Argonauts’ goals came on corner kicks, and both were headed in by Malavassi. The sophomore added two goals to her season total, giving her seven this season. Junior Tina Murray (Kingston, Jamaica/Meridian CC) took both corner kicks, and her two assists gave her six for the season, ranking her second on the team.
Ryan faced one of her toughest challenges of the year, and she kept the Chargers off the board and made several sprawling saves along the way. Her seven saves were a season-high, and the shutout improved her goals against average to 1.28.
The Argos finished with a 21-12 shot advantage, and they also held the edge in corner kicks at 5-2. UAH goalkeeper Lauren Kelly matches Ryan with seven saves of her own.
UWF will look for another GSC victory as the Argos host Delta State on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.