BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After the West Alabama men’s soccer team was leading 2-1, West Florida battled back in the last 10 minutes of the match, scoring three goals, to grab a 4-2 victory over the Tigers Thursday evening at Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex in Vestavia Hills.
UWA dropped to 5-8 overall and are now 3-5 in GSC play. The Argonauts are now 7-2-2 overall and are now 3-5 in the conference.
It was a slow first half, then Maxime Correia scored in the 39th minute off an assist from Vince Stans to put UWA up 1-0 before heading into halftime.
In the second half, a yellow card called on defender Liam Condone allowed UWF a penalty kick. UWF Kainan Dos Santos took the penalty kick and scored the equalizer.
UWA pulled ahead 2-1 when Aymane El Ammari scored off an assist from Vince Stance at the 63:26 minute mark.
The Argonauts closed out the match with 10 minutes left and scored three goals to defeat the Tigers 4-2.
The Tigers’ goalie Harry Deveney allowed four goals and recorded two saves in his 90 minutes of action.
The goalkeeper for the Argonauts was Jihad Gomes. Gomes allowed two goals and recorded five saves in the victory.
There were three yellow cards and 21 fouls called in the physical contest. UWA was called for 14, while UWF was called for seven.
The Tigers return home to take on Lee University Friday, Oct. 29. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
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