CARROLLTON, Ga. – The West Georgia Wolves soccer team got a big Thursday night win over in-state rival Shorter, defeating the Hawks 3-0 in front of the home crowd at University Field.
How It Happened
- Both teams played a defensive first half, with neither team scoring, but the Wolves outshot the Hawks in the opening period 11-2 and had 53 percent possession.
- Just over 10 minutes into the second half, junior Nikki Conte broke the scoreless tie, scoring in the lower left corner on a pass from Madison Cobb.
- In the 70th minute, Hillary Resendiz blasted a shot from outside the box past the Shorter keeper to make it 2-0.
- West Georgia added a third goal on beautiful ball movement as Sadie Prince scored her seventh goal of the season on assists from Cole Robertson and Ryelyn Wells.
- The final shot count was 27-4 in favor of West Georgia. Just one of Shorter’s shots was on goal, giving junior goal keeper Jackie Donaldson one save in the shutout win.
Beyond the Box Score
- Nikki Conte’s goal was the first of her junior season, giving the Orange Park, Florida native seven career goals.
- Cobb’s assist on Conte’s goal was the first of the season for the junior.
- For Hillary Resendiz, it was her second goal of the season and sixth of her career.
- Sadie Prince’s seventh goal of the season continues to lead the team, giving her 14 points on the season.
- Robertson and Wells both recorded the first assists of their respective seasons. For Wells, it marked the first collegiate assist of her career.
- Jackie Donaldson now has three shutouts on the year and 13 in her career. The junior is now two away from tying and three from breaking the current all-time mark for career shutouts.
- West Georgia improved to 7-9-1 overall and moved to 5-7 in Gulf South Conference play with one game remaining on the schedule.
- Shorter drops to 2-14-1 and 2-10 in league competition.
The regular season concludes at home on Saturday as the Wolves host Lee for Senior Day. The Wolves and Flames will kickoff at 1 p.m. with Senior Day ceremonies to take place following the conclusion of the contest.