CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The West Georgia Wolves soccer team’s 2017 season came to a close in heartbreaking fashion, falling 1-0 to the top-seeded Lee Flames in Gulf South Conference Tournament quarterfinal action on Halloween in Cleveland, Tenn.
The first half was a defensive battle as the two squads combined for just 10 total shots with seven of those coming from the Lee side. Lee forced Jackie Donaldson to make four saves in the opening 45.
All three first half shots from West Georgia came off the foot of freshman forward Madison Cobb.
The Flames came out with a more aggressive attack in the second half, totaling 16 second half shots. Lee broke through with an 85th minute game winner by GSC Player of the Year Summer Lanter, and held off two final UWG attacks to claim the quarterfinal win.
Jackie Donaldson played a career game despite allowing the late goal. The freshman from Woodstock made a career-high 12 saves in the loss.
West Georgia finishes the year 8-9 overall, while the Flames finish 14-4, and advance to the GSC Semifinals on Friday in Montgomery.