WINTER PARK, Fla. – A physical match by both teams ended in a scoreless draw, as the West Georgia Wolves soccer team opened with a 0-0 decision against the Rollins Tars on Friday night in Winter Park, Florida.
How It Happened
- - The Wolves and Tars combined for 26 fouls in the contest, with Rollins committing 14.
- - West Georgia rattled off 10 shots, while Rollins totaled 20. The Wolves put three on target and the Tars had six shots on goal.
- - The majority of UWG’s shots came from the senior duo of Katie Mitchell, who had three, and Julia Atenza, who took two shots on the night.
- - Sophomore keeper Jackie Donaldson picked up right where she left off a season ago, making six saves and preserving the clean sheet.
Beyond The Box Score
- - It was the second meeting all-time between West Georgia and Rollins, with the series record moving to 0-1-1.
- - Five Wolves made their debut in Friday night’s game, including Janaisia Smith, who played all 110 minutes.
From Head Coach Stacey Balaam
“The game was a real physical test for us. Rollins is a team that will battle for everything and we had to put our bodies on the line tonight to get the tie. We had a great defensive performance with our back line and goalkeeper, but just lacked the cutting edge going forward. It was a great game to expose our areas that need improvement, so I am pleased the game challenged us in every aspect. We can take a lot from this tonight, and hope to now build from this starting on Sunday with another really tough opponent.”
The Wolves will stay in Florida through the weekend, playing Barry on Sunday at 11 a.m. on a neutral pitch at Rollins.