CARROLLTON, Ga. – The regular season finale for UWG soccer awaits the Wolves as West Georgia will welcome 24th-ranked North Alabama to University Field for a pivotal 1 p.m. Gulf South Conference contest.
West Georgia is already into the Gulf South Conference Tournament, but with a win and some help could improve their seeding heading into the Wolves’ third straight postseason.
With a win, and a West Alabama or Christian Brothers loss or draw, the Wolves can move up to the seventh seed, and if UWG can win and both UWA and CBU lose or draw, the Wolves could be the sixth seed heading into next Tuesday’s opening round of the GSC Tournament.
UWG is currently 8-7 overall and 7-6 in Gulf South Conference play and are coming off of a 4-0 road victory over Spring Hill last Friday.
Junior midfielder Julia Atenza scored her fifth goal of the season against Spring Hill to take the team lead in goals. The Wolves also got goals from Cole Robertson, Katie Mitchell and Kelly Geary. For Mitchell, it was her 12th career goal which moves her into seventh all-time in career goals at UWG.
North Alabama will be a tough test for head coach Stacey Balaam and the Wolves, as the Lions are ranked 24th in the nation and sit at 12-3-1 overall with a 10-2-1 GSC record.
Offensively, Kylie Huey leads North Alabama with 12 goals on the year, which is tops across the conference and ranks 18th in all of NCAA Division II. Shelby Wall has 10 goals for the Lions which ranks fourth in the GSC.
Kickoff for Thursday’s game is set for 1 p.m. from University Field in Carrollton. Live stats will be available at the above link.