USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force women’s soccer defeated Grand Canyon 1-0 in its home-opener Sunday afternoon at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The win improved the Falcons to 1-3-1 and dropped the Antelopes to 1-4.
Ally Swift scored the game winning goal in the 62nd minute. Swift took a pass from freshman MF/F Ashley Greco for the score. Greco, who has assisted on every Falcon score this season, sent the ball in from the left side of the box to the middle. Swift was in place for the pass and hit a one-timer to the top of the net for the score.
The first half was evenly played, with Air Force holding a 4-3 shots advantage. The Falcons ratcheted up the intensity in the second-half, out-shooting Grand Canyon 12-8 in the second and 16-11 overall.
Swift led AFA with four shots, two on goal. Senior Kelly Stambaugh had seven saves in the shutout win.
Jessica Fitzgerald and Samantha Bush had two shots to pace GCU. Kat Lena had six saves in goal for the Antelopes.
The Falcons return to action Friday, Sept. 13, hosting Texas. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at the Cadet Soccer Stadium.