West Florida wins third straight in 3-1 victory at UAH
Silveira notches assists on all three goals
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The West Florida men’s soccer team remained unbeaten in Gulf South Conference play after a 3-1 win at Alabama-Huntsville on Friday afternoon. The Argonauts controlled the flow of the game, outshooting UAH 27-4 on their way to victory.
Just five minutes into the game, lightning was detected in the area and play was halted. After a 30-minute delay, the Argonauts (4-2-1, 3-0-1 GSC) were the first to get on the scoreboard with a goal in the 35th minute. Senior Richard Dixon (Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach HS) took advantage of an opportunity, scoring off assists by Dillon Gallet (Lafayette, La./Lafayette HS) and Fernando Silveira (Brasilia, Brazil/Lincoln Memorial).
The Argos added a second goal four minutes later, as Silveira has a shot saved by UAH goalkeeper Michael Winstone after a serve on a free kick, and defender Patrick Zimmer (Bad Gandersheim, Germany/Roswitha Gymnasium) was in position to touch it in on the rebound.
UAH (1-8, 0-5 GSC) responded less than a minute later, taking advantage of a defensive misplay by the Argos to score their only goal at the 39:43 mark. Ragnar Leosson was the goal-scorer for the Chargers, and he was assisted by Kyle Simmons.
The Argos added an insurance goal in the 80th minute, as freshman Felipe Oliveira (Kissimmee, Fla./Gateway HS) tallied a goal in his third straight game. He received a pass in front of the net from Igor Dias (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Western Texas), who received the ball off a cross by Gallet off the right sideline.
UWF will look to keep their momentum on Sunday, as the Argos travel to face GSC newcomer Shorter on 4:30 p.m. ET. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.
West Florida (4-2-1, 3-0-1 GSC) vs. Alabama-Huntsville (1-8, 0-5 GSC)
Date: 09/28/12 Attendance: 212
Weather: 75 Degrees; Partly Cloudy; Breezy
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
West Florida........ 2 1 - 3
Alabama-Huntsville.. 1 0 - 1
1. 34:43 UWF Richard Dixon (2) (Dillon Gallet;Fernando Silveira) - Breakaway on right side; finished far-post past keeper
2. 38:57 UWF Patrick Zimmer (1) (Fernando Silveira) - Finished just past keeper off header deflection from keeper
3. 39:43 UAH Ragnar Leosson (5) (Kyle Simmons) - From 20 yards outside box; after two UWF players tripped over each oth
4. 79:36 UWF Felipe Oliveira (3) (Fernando Silveira;Dillon Gallet) - Open net finish after ball in; fired into back of net
Shots: West Florida 27, Alabama-Huntsville 4
Saves: West Florida 0 (), Alabama-Huntsville 11 (Michael Winstone 11)