West Alabama’s men’s soccer team has started off their season with success, proving that they’re not to be underestimated ever again. During UWA’s second year of the men’s soccer program, our Tigers have outplayed almost every team they’ve faced. Last year, UWA was expected to come in last during the GSC tournament. Our Tigers did the exact opposite and made it all the way to the final game of the tournament last season before falling short against Christian Brothers University.
Last week, UWA defeated UAH, Union and the defending GSC champions, Christian Brothers. Thibault Charmey gave the Tiger scoreboard two goals and Victor Gazza put up one, putting UWA on top. UWA challenged CBU at Tiger Stadium and recorded a shutout of 3-0 with Lavares Stone as goalkeeper. Defender Alex Brown scored with his free kick, a goal from Charmey and Green. The win against CBU was the first of the conference games for UWA, which was an addition to their four-game winning streak.
“Today was a good performance of character for us,” said UWA head men’s soccer coach Matthew Thorne after the victory over Union. “We showed great character after losing our lead twice in the game. Through it all we kept our belief that we could create chances to score and in the end we did exactly that.”
Victor Gazza put up his third point of his senior year against Union while sophomore Clay Green scored twice within the first and last five minutes of the game, making the final score 3-2.
The Tigers still have a way to go, but they’ve done nothing if not show their fans that they will play their best at every game as they take on their second season and journey on their road to the ring.