The Chattanooga Football Club women's team shook off back-to-back losses and picked up its first win of the season Saturday, defeating North Alabama SC 2-1 at Finley Stadium.
Chattanooga FC is 1-2 in the Women's Premier Soccer League's Southeast Conference. Isabel Aguilar and Damaris Gaines scored for the hosts, who won despite losing Nathaly Villalobos to a red card in the first half and having to play the final 50-plus minutes with 10 players.
CFC returns to competition against Alabama SC at 4:30 p.m. next Saturday at Finley Stadium, where the CFC men will also face AC Syracuse in a National Independent Soccer Association match at 7:30.
Road success for Lady Wolves
The Chattanooga Lady Red Wolves also earned their first win of the season, posting a 1-0 victory over the Southern Soccer Academy in Marietta, Georgia.
Hannah Tillett scored on a penalty kick in the 13th minute, and the visitors held on to pick up three points and improve to 1-1-2 in the USL W League's South Central Division.
The Lady Red Wolves' next match is also on the road, against the Tennessee SC at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Their next home match is against South Georgia Tormenta at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.
Red Wolves suddenly sliding
The Chattanooga Red Wolves gave up a goal in the second minute against Union Omaha and weren't able to equalize despite some key opportunities in a 1-0 loss at CHI Memorial Stadium in East Ridge.
The Red Wolves are now 3-6-2 overall this year and 3-5-2 against USL League One competition. They have lost three straight matches and have gone four in a row without a victory — a stretch that follows a 4-1 home win against Northern Colorado on May 7.
Chattanooga returns to competition against face Central Valley Fuego FC at 10:30 p.m. Eastern next Saturday at Fresno State Soccer Stadium in California.
Compiled by Gene Henley. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.