VALDOSTA, Ga. – A furious comeback came up short on Sunday afternoon as the UWG soccer team fell 3-2 on the road to in-state rival Valdosta State.
How It Happened
- West Georgia fell into an early hole as the Blazers found the back of the net in the 11th minute off the foot of Lauren Hicks, taking a 1-0 lead.
- After the halftime break, the Blazers added a second goal in the 47th minute as Riley Tennant made it 2-0 while Taylor Snell picked up the assist.
- Four minutes later, the Wolves answered with their first goal of the game as Madison Cobb took Abigail Smithwick’s pass and converted to put the Wolves on the board and cut the lead in half.
- In the 81st minute, Cole Robertson tied the game at 2-2 as she beat the Blazer keeper for the equalizing goal.
- It took just two minutes for VSU to answer, as it was Tennant her second goal of the game in the 83rd minute, giving the Blazers the 3-2 lead.
- VSU had the advantage in shots at 16-6 and had 11 shots on goal. Jackie Donadson made eight saves on the day.
Beyond the Box Score
- It was the fourth goal of Madison Cobb’s career and the first of the season. For Smithwick, it gives the senior five career assists.
- Cole Robertson scored her first goal of the season and it marks the second career goal for the junior.
- West Georgia has now scored 14 goals this season with 10 different Wolves recording goals.
- The loss drops West Georgia to 4-5-1 overall and puts the Wolves at 2-3 in Gulf South Conference play.
- The Blazers improve to 5-4 overall and sit at 3-2 in league play.
West Georgia returns home for the first time this month next weekend. The Wolves will host Delta State on Friday and Mississippi College on Sunday. Friday’s game begins at 5 p.m. from University Field.