Falcons pound former Gulf South Conference rival UAH in men’s soccer


MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo men’s soccer team defeated former Gulf South Conference rival UAH 10-0 in a non-conference match Sept. 11 at Varsity Field.

The Falcons (3-2) benefitted from goals by eight different players and had 20 players see playing time in the victory.

“I thought there were a few players who felt like they needed to step up and really rally together tonight,” said Montevallo coach Ken Hassler. “I thought they did a really good job. Tonight we saw our depth can make a big difference.”

Shane Howard gave the Falcons a 1-0 lead with his goal off an assist from Guiliano Frano in the 15th minute of the contest. Ricky Davey added a goal just more than seven minutes later to push the lead to 2-0.

Gary O’Neill scored a goal off an assist from Kyle Stuller one minute later before Jackson Tolleson netted a goal off an assist by Nick Saboe in the 31st minute of the match.

Pierre Omanga scored his first of two goals in the match off an assist Alex Morton in the 39th minute of the contest, which capped the scoring in the opening half and sent the Falcons to the locker room with a 5-0 halftime lead.

Howard netted his second goal of the match in the 49th minute. Pedro Carneiro scored his first goal of the season in the 58th minute before Omanga added his second goal of the game off an assist from Davey in the 59th minute.

Roussin Nkoy scored a goal in the 62nd minute of the match before Morton capped the scoring for the Falcons with his goal off an assist from Steven Didik in the 84th minute of the contest.

Montevallo goalkeeper Brendan Ledgeway, who finished with two saves in the victory, posted his third shutout of the season.

The Falcons return to action Sept. 15 as they travel to UNC-Pembroke to face the Braves in their Peach Belt Conference opener.