Lady Argos Repeat As GSC Champions




No. 1 Lady Argos Repeat As GSC Champions

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PENSACOLA, Fla. – The top ranked University of West Florida women’s soccer team took down Gulf South Conference rival North Alabama 4-1 in Sunday afternoon’s GSC Championship match to claim their second straight GSC title. Shaneka Gordon led the attack for the Lady Argos with two first half goals, giving them the early lead.

Gordon set the tone of the match early on as she put the Argos on top with her first goal of the match just two minutes in. Her second goal of the match would seal the Lady Argos fate as GSC Champions. In the 22nd minute Gordon took a pass from Dernelle Mascall in the middle of the box, dribbled around a pair of defenders and fired one to the back of the net to give the Argos a 2-0 lead.

North Alabama would not go down silently as Stephanie Bradshaw got the Lions on the board with her fifth goal of the season in the second half. On the Lion’s only corner kick of the match, Bradshaw found an opening and headed one past keeper Courtney Jones to cut the Argos lead in half, 2-1.

The Lion’s goal created a spark in the West Florida attack as Derenlle Mascall netted her 12 goal of the season just two minutes later on a penalty kick. With the goal, Mascall tied Brianna Oeser for first place in the UWF record book with her 54 career goal. The Argos would tack on another goal late in the match to put the score 4-1 in favor of the Argos.

The win gives the Argos their second straight GSC Championship and sixth in program history. The Argos also claimed four All-Tournament Team selections, led by Most Outstanding Player, Kaley Morris (). It marks the fourth straight year that the Lady Argos boast the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Shaneka Gordon, Shakira Duncan and Dernelle Mascall round out the All-Tournament team selections for West Florida.

Tomorrow evening the NCAA will host their selection show at 6pm CT to determine the regional pairings for next weekend’s regional tournament.