CARROLLTON, Ga. – In a crucial GSC matchup against in-state rival Valdosta State, the West Georgia Wolves put together one of their best performances on the road this season to beat the Blazers 3-1.
The Wolves put up huge numbers on the attacking end totaling 20 shots with 18 of them placed on goal. Leading the way for the West Georgia in the attack was junior midfielder Julia Atenza who had five shots, four shots on target and a goal to cap it off. The goal for Atenza was her fourth on the season tying her for the lead with Nikki Conte on the team.
Junior defender Rachael Lane made her first start of the year in midfield against the Blazers and the move paid off as she scored her second goal of the year. Lane picked up the ball inside the box after a free kick was sent in and was able to react first to the ball, slotting it past the Blazer keeper.
Senior forward Kelly Geary added a very important goal in the 84th minute of the match. Midfielder Katie Mitchell sent in a free kick from half field, as Geary beat her defender to the ball and head home the third goal of the match for the Wolves. This was Geary’s second goal on the season, and Mitchell’s second assist on the season.
The defense played a very good game, as they kept the clean sheet for 88 minutes. Jackie Donaldson in goal made 8 saves during the match allowing the Wolves to maintain their pressure in the attacking end.
West Georgia improves to 7-7 overall and 6-6 in GSC play.
The Wolves will travel to Spring Hill College for one last road match on the season before returning home. The match will be on Friday October 20th, with a 2:00 p.m. kickoff time listed.