MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – An early goal and a late equalizer gave the West Georgia Wolves soccer team their second draw of the young season, as UWG played to a 1-1 final on Friday night against Clayton State on a neutral pitch in Milledgeville, Georgia.
How It Happened
- West Georgia picked up an early lead on a 12th-minute goal, as senior Katie Mitchell connected on a free kick from just outside the box for the first UWG goal of the 2018 season.
- The Wolves took the lead into the locker room, holding the Lakers to only one shot on-target in the opening half.
- Clayton State tied things up at 1-1 in the 65th minute, as Natalie Barbara buried a Manny Baquerizo pass into the back of the net.
- Each team had multiple chances in the overtime periods, but couldn’t convert, ending the game in a draw.
- Jackie Donaldson ended the game with four saves, allowing the one goal.
- West Georgia had nine shots in the match, putting three on target. Clayton State rattled off 14 shots with five on goal.
Beyond the Box Score
- Mitchell’s goal marked the 13th in the career of the Newnan native. She is now tied for sixth all-time in career goals at West Georgia.
- It’s the first time the Wolves and Lakers have drawn in the series history. Clayton State leads the all-time series 7-3-1.
From the Head Coach
“I felt that we didn’t come with the intensity that we needed to win the game today. Although we didn’t lose the game we didn’t do enough to be victorious. Sometimes it’s just about doing the fundamentals really well and trusting the process.” – Head Coach Stacey Balaam
The Wolves, now 0-1-2 on the season, will play on the same field in Milledgeville on Sunday afternoon. West Georgia will face Georgia College in a 3 p.m. kickoff.