CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves soccer team was handed their first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon as UWG fell 2-0 to North Georgia in the 2019 home opener at University Field.
How It Happened
- The Wolves and Nighthawks played to a scoreless tie in the opening half, with UNG putting pressure in their offensive third, rattling off 14 shots in the first 45 minutes compared to just five from the Wolves.
- In the 59th minute, UNG broke the scoreless tie as Katey Derkay took Rosie Embley’s pass and got around a diving Jackie Donaldson to net the game’s first goal.
- A corner kick in the 66th minute provided an insurance goal for the Nighthawks as Jazmin Adlam sent in the corner to find the head of Derkay who put it towards the near post while Dani Shartouny put UNG up 2-0 with the close-range goal.
- UWG had a chance to get on the board late, but Karley Baker’s shot went off of both the post and cross bar but could not find the back of the net.
- Jackie Donaldson finished the game with nine saves.
Beyond the Box Score
- Donaldson now has 203 career saves, and became the third goalkeeper in UWG history with over 200 career saves.
- West Georgia falls to .500 on the year at 1-1 while North Georgia improves to 2-0.
- UWG is back on the road next weekend, playing a pair of neutral site games in Milledgeville. Friday night begins the action as the Wolves take on Embry-Riddle at 5 p.m.