CARROLLTON, Ga. – Fans were treated to an offensive clinic on Wednesday night as the Wolves defeated the visiting Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes by a 6-0 final in non-conference soccer action at University Field.
The UWG attack totaled 40 shots on the night, which is the third-highest total in a single game in school history. The Wolves netted six of those shots, which ranks sixth in the single game record book.
For the second straight game, Nikki Conte opened the scoring and ended with a three-point performance adding a later assist. Conte opened the scoring in the 30th minute on an assist from senior Francessca Ellis.
Junior Julia Atenza, who was attacking furiously in the first half, taking seven shots, scored the second UWG goal in the 32nd minute, connecting at the back post on a right side strike.
The third West Georgia goal came right out of the halftime break as Alexis Lewis connected on rebound that was crossed back in by Nikki Conte, stretching the lead to 3-0.
Jessica Anthony added the fourth UWG goal, sending in a strike from way outside the box to the top right corner in the 51st minute.
In the 67th minute, freshman Birdie McCarthy scored her first career goal as she broke away and beat the keeper one-on-one burying the shot in the top right corner of the goal.
McCarthy then recorded her first career assist as she sent a cross in from the right side, finding the right foot of Lewis who connected. For Lewis it was her second goal of the game for her second career brace. Lewis had a two-goal game in her freshman season in 2015 against Spring Hill in a 7-1 win.
UWG started Jessica Hale in goal for the first time this season, giving Donaldson the night off in non-conference action. Hale made two saves in her debut and notched the fourth clean sheet for the Wolves this season.
UWG improves to 5-5 overall on the season while GSW drops to 0-8.
West Georgia returns to Gulf South Conference action this weekend as they host 17th-ranked Mississippi College on Friday night at 5 p.m.