MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Three goals from the UWG soccer team was enough to push the Wolves past the Embry-Riddle Eagles on Friday night, as West Georgia won the opening game of the Bobcat Shootout, 3-2, in Milledgeville.
How It Happened
- West Georgia got two goals in the opening half, with the first coming from Sadie Prince in the 28th minute. The sophomore, Prince got a ball just inside the attacking third, and dribbled all the way in to score a close-range goal in the bottom left, putting UWG up a goal.
- In the 41st minute, UWG drew a foul in the box, sending Janaisia Smith to attempt a penalty kick and she delivered to make it 2-0, UWG.
- Out of the halftime break, Embry-Riddle cut the lead in half with a 53rd minute goal from Ragnheidur Gardarsdottir.
- The Wolves responded with a beautiful goal as Nikki Conte went down the right side, dribbled toward center and then sent a ground pass across the box to a wide open Hillary Resendiz who beat the keeper in the bottom right of the net to score a goal that would prove to be the difference.
- Sophie Brundin added a second ERAU goal in the 82nd minute, heading in the corner kick to account for the final margin.
- The Eagles outshot the Wolves, 17-10 with Jackie Donaldson saving eight shots while allowing the two goals.
Inside the Box Score
- All three goals on Friday night came from sophomores and all were the first of the season for Prince, Smith, and Resendiz.
- In terms of career goals, it was the fifth for Resendiz, the third for Prince, and the first for Smith.
- For Nikki Conte, her assist on Resendiz’s goal marks the fifth of her career, which is tops among active UWG players.
- It’s the second win of the season for UWG, as it improves the Wolves to 2-1 on the young season.
- Embry-Riddle falls to 1-2 with the loss.
The Wolves remain in Milledgeville over the weekend, and will return to the pitch on Sunday for another neutral pitch contest. UWG will take on Lincoln Memorial in the Bobcat Shootout on Sunday at 12 p.m.