CARROLLTON, Ga. – The UWG Wolves soccer team lost a 1-0 heartbreaker on Friday night as the 17th-ranked Choctaws of Mississippi College came away with an overtime win in Gulf South Conference action at University Field.
The game was a defensive battle for the entire night, with the two squads combining for just 12 shots in the opening period. West Georgia had four of those shots as they spent the majority of the half defending a very solid MC attack.
The Choctaws came out of the halftime break with more aggression, rattling off nine second half shots, while the Wolves had two in the second half.
After 90 minutes of play, the Wolves and Choctaws were still scoreless, but in the 99th minute MC’s goalkeeper Andrea McDonald perfectly hit a punt that would slip behind the UWG defense and onto the foot of Lauren Smith who buried the breakaway goal in the bottom right corner for the overtime win.
UWG’s goalkeeper Jackie Donaldson played a solid game between the pipes despite the loss. The freshman made four saves and faced five shots on goal.
West Georgia falls to 5-6 on the season with a 4-5 record in Gulf South Conference play. The Choctaws win their fifth straight game and improve to 9-1-1 and 8-1 in the GSC.
The Wolves remain home throughout the weekend, hosting Delta State in GSC action for Senior Day on Sunday. Kickoff for that game is set for 1 p.m. with Senior Day set for immediately after the game.