The Gulf South Conference season is winding down and the title is still up for grabs. Alabama-Huntsville and West Alabama will square off for the championship the day before Halloween.
Lee and Christian Brothers are both playing well down the stretch and West Florida is hoping to finish the year on a high note. Read more below.
Chargers Control Destiny
Alabama-Huntsville will determine its own fate this week when it battles West Alabama in a game where the GSC title will be on the line. After a tough start to the year, the Chargers have won nine of their last 10 and are 10-4 overall and 7-1 in the conference. They have thrived off an attack where seven players have scored at least two goals, with Jordan Wright paving the way with 13 goals and six assists. The defense hasn’t been bad either, allowing only 18 goals. Goalkeeper Michael Winstone has started 14 games and has made 49 saves while coming through with six shutouts. As for the game against West Alabama, Huntsville does get to play the showdown at home, which is huge considering the Chargers are 7-0 on their own field this season.
Brown Helps Fuel Tigers’ Offense
The Tigers still have won their last two games, pushing themselves to 7-5-2 overall and 6-1-1 in the GSC. West Alabama hasn’t been a high-scoring team this year, punching in 21 goals, but they have gotten the job done. Alex Brown leads the offense with six goals and Jean-Baptiste Meyniel has come through with four goals. Brown, a senior defender, has two more goals than he had all of last season and should end up earning all-conference and all-region honors again. He has been named to the all-conference team twice in his career.
Perez Steps Up for Flames
The Flames have won three of their last four games and still have an outside shot at sharing the championship if they take care of business in their final two games. Lee is 10-3-2 overall and 5-1-1 in the GSC. David Perez has been instrumental to the Flames’ success, scoring 15 of the team’s 38 goals. Perez has also come up with four assists. In five games this season, Perez has tallied at least two goals and his ability to make plays will give Lee a shot at making noise in the postseason.
Wilson Rises to Occasion for Bucs
Christian Brothers is coming off a huge win over Lee and will look to carry that momentum the rest of the way as it takes aim at a postseason run. The Bucs have won three of four and are 11-4 overall and 4-2 in the GSC. Samuel Wilson is the top scoring threat for the Bucs, having tallied nine goals and four assists on the season. The senior forward is having the best year of his career after scoring only three goals in his first three season at Christian Brothers. He tallied nine assists in his first three seasons as well.
Argos Aim for Strong Finish
It’s been a tough stretch of games for West Florida, which has lost its last three. The Argonauts have two games remaining and are hoping to finish strong and set the stage for success next season. West Florida is 8-5 overall but only 2-5 in the GSC. The Argonauts have shown plenty of signs of promise this season and the future is no doubt bright, especially when their top two scorers will return in Marteinn Urbancic and Stephen Enderlin. Urbancic has come through with four goals and three assists while Enderlin has struck for five goals and an assist. The Argonauts have scored 24 goals in all and four of their top seven scorers will be back next season.