Pensacola, Fla. (September 5, 2008) - After that record-setting, 12 goal season debut, the Saint Leo University women's soccer team saw the opposite on Friday afternoon. The Lions were shut out as they fell 2-0 to the University of West Florida on Friday evening as the UWF Soccer Complex in Pensacola, Fla.
Although the Lions (1-1) did not dent the scoreboard in this contest, the UWF pair of goals did not come in an ordinary fashion either.
After a scoreless first half, the Argonauts (3-0) got on the scoreboard in the 54th minute when the referee awarded West Florida a penalty kick after an Argo was drug down inside the penalty area. UWF junior Marcela Franco easily slotted the ball past Saint Leo goalkeeper Lauren Hudson (Sr., Odessa, Fla.) to put the hosts on the board.
The second tally came just four minutes later when the Lions' defense redirected a West Florida cross into their own net to give UWF a two-goal advantage that they would not surrender over the remainder.
An offensive attack that came easily in the season opener was almost completely shut down in this contest as the Lions only manged one shot compared to three for West Florida.