Argos win top seed in GSC as Campbell, Story lead UWF to victory
LIVINGSTON, Ala. – Forward Sashana Campbell and goalkeeper Sarah Story led No. 4 West Florida to a 3-0 win versus West Alabama on Sunday, clinching the top seed in the Gulf South Conference tournament. Campbell scored a goal and an assist, and Story made five saves in her fourth consecutive shutout.
The win improved UWF’s record to 15-1 overall and 8-0 in GSC play. With just one more conference game left in the regular season, the Argos clinched the top spot in the league standings ahead of second-place Valdosta State (11-2-2, 4-1-1 GSC).
Campbell put the Argos on top in the first half with a goal in the 14th minute. She received a pass from Shelby Bush down the middle, dribbled past the keeper and scored on an open net. The goal was Campbell’s seventh of the season, five of which have been game-winners.
UWF kept pressuring the West Alabama (6-7-3, 4-2-1 GSC) defense in the second half, eventually scoring a second goal in the 68th minute. Chelsea Palmer sent a cross into the box from the right side, and freshman Brittanie Hensley volleyed it in for her first career goal. The Argos put the game out of reach in the 76th minute on a goal by Shanice Monteith, who was assisted by Campbell.
Story had five saves in one of her best games of the season to preserve the shutout. The shutout was her eighth of the season, and she now holds a goals against average of 0.64 and a save percentage of .855.
UWF finished the match with a 14-8 shot advantage, and it awarded 10 corner kicks to its opponents’ three.