CARROLLTON, Ga. – The offense scored four goals and the defense notched another shutout on Sunday as the UWG soccer team defeated Alabama Huntsville 4-0 in Gulf South Conference play at University Field.
How It Happened
- West Georgia used their bench to get on the board as in the 33rd minute, Madison Cobb, who had just come on along with Alexis Lewis, used her speed to earn a corner. Katie Mitchell sent the kick in, and Jazmine Santiago had her shot blocked, but Lewis was there to bury the rebound to put West Georgia up 1-0.
- That’s how the teams went to halftime, but in the second period, the Wolves added three goals, first from Katie Mitchell who scored on a beautiful pass to the center of the box from Jazmine Santiago. Mitchell calmly netted the pass from point blank range.
- The third goal came from Nikki Conte who scored from way outside of the box in the top right corner, making it 3-0 in the 64th minute. Freshman Janaisia Smith picked up the assist on Conte’s goal.
- Three minutes later, Madison Cobb scored the final goal of the contest, beating the keeper to the lower left corner on Hillary Resendiz’s pass.
- The Wolves dominated the game offensively, rattling of 26 shots to UAH’s 10. Of those 26, 12 were on target. UAH had just one shot on goal, but Jackie Donaldson had no problem saving that attempt.
- West Georgia earned four corner kicks in the contest while UAH had two.
Beyond the Box Score
- West Georgia has now defeated UAH in six straight matches. The Charger’s last win came in Carrollton in 2012.
- Mitchell’s goal was the 14th of her career, and it moved her one more spot up the career leaderboard. The Newnan native is now tied with Susana Abundiz for fifth in career goals at UWG.
- The shutout was the eighth in Jackie Donaldson’s career, moving her up to third all-time with eight. The record is held by Mary Laza who had 15 career shutouts from 2010-2013.
From the Head Coach
“I felt like right before halftime we were knocking on the door, and I said to the coaching staff that we need a goal before the break and we need it soon, and the subs we made came on and made a huge contribution right from the start.” – Stacey Balaam
- West Georgia gets back into the win column to move to 4-4-2 on the year, and improves to 4-2 within GSC play.
- UAH is now 2-8-1 overall and 1-5 in league play.
Up Next: West Georgia goes back to non-conference play on Wednesday as they travel to North Georgia for a 5 p.m. kickoff in Dahlonega, Georgia.