published Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Chattanooga Football Club women beat Georgia Revolution

This time, the 1-0 result was in the favor of the Chattanooga Football Club women.

Kristina Heredia knocked in a goal on a rebound, and the club put forth a solid defensive effort in defeating the Georgia Revolution at Finley Stadium for their first-ever home victory.

CFC (2-3) didn't get home until 3:30 Saturday morning from a Friday night match against Alabama FC in Birmingham -- a match which they lost 1-0 -- so head coach Patrick Winecoff substituted fairly liberally throughout the match. One area he kept intact, however, was the defense, and Paige Elliott, Alma Gardarsdottir, Josie Love Roebuck and Brittany Reed prevented any dangerous opportunities on goal.

"Their girls are really physical, thick and hard to get around," Roebuck said. "I thought we did a good job as defenders tonight. We were tired, but we love playing so we didn't want to come out."

The game-winning goal was scored in the 55th minute, when Heredia scored after her initial attempt was blocked by Georgia Revolution keeper Mady Carter.

Georgia Revolution (0-5) had their best opportunity in the 82nd minute on a header attempt, but Katy Morris was there for a header and a nonkeeper save to prevent their final solid chance.

"The harder you work, the luckier you get," Winecoff said. "Our goal wasn't lucky, but it seems like in other matches some bad luck went against us and tonight that didn't happen, which was refreshing to see. I got the feeling as we went through the second half that they weren't going to score and we were going to win.

"We're confident anyway, but it seemed more and more like things went our way on offense and on defense."

CFC goalkeepers Simone Busby and Taylor Davidson combined for the win in goal.

The CFC women are back home Friday when they host Alabama FC at 7:30.

Contact Gene Henley at ghenley@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6311. Follow him at twitter.com/genehenleytfp.

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