West Alabama’s Women’s Soccer Team had a successful week with the home advantage for all games and a three game win streak over UAH, UNA and Shorter. Our West Alabama lady Tigers recorded another win for their 2013 Gulf South Conference season after claiming a 2-0 victory over the UAH Chargers at Tiger Stadium. The score board stayed empty throughout the entire first half and for the majority of the second half until Nikki gears scored a goal within the last six Minutes of the game with another goal by Natalie Perry four minutes later..
Not only did our lady tigers win another conference game, but they won this game for their fellow team mate Peri Lambert, who is unfortunately unable to play. A week before the UAH game, Lambert suffered an injury during the game against Valdosta, which resulted in an ACL tear. Lambert had her surgery for the ACL tear and in the same day was still able to cheer on her lady Tigers from the sidelines.
“We came out here and played for Peri tonight, like we will every night for the rest of the season,” Said by Sophomore Tori Brook. Brook has been recently named player of the week and the Gulf South Conference defender of the week after helping UWA record their three game shutout. UWA continued their success after taking down UNA for the first time in three years. With an assist from defender Lauren Tate, Brandi Neely gave UWA their first point on the scoreboard within the first few minutes after halftime. Nicola Gibson added a third goal for her 2013 season shortly after.
“We showed a phenomenal effort, especially being down at half time,” said UWA head women’s soccer coach Graeme Orr. “We really came out in the second half and produced a terrific performance. We maintained our composure to finish off the game.” Tate scored her first goal as a Tiger gave UWA their final score and a victory of 3-2 over UNA. Later in the week, UWA claimed another shut out with a 2-0 victory over Shorter. This win was UWA’s sixth win of the year.
“First and foremost, our goal was to get another conference win tonight,” said UWA head women’s soccer coach Graeme Orr. “We didn’t show our best quality tonight which is hard to do with a short turn around.” Gears gave UWA their first goal and also scored her fifth goal of the season. A few minutes later, sophomore Katy Morris gave UWA another point, leaving the Tigers with another victory added to their GSC season. Be sure to come out and support the West Alabama women’s soccer team as they continue their 2013 Gulf South Conference games.