CARROLLTON, Ga. – An 87th minute goal was the difference in Sunday’s soccer showdown as the West Georgia Wolves fell 2-1 to the sixth-ranked Mississippi College Choctaws at University Field.
How It Happened
- The Wolves struck first, scoring in the fifth minute as Karley Baker found Madison Cobb on a great run, and Cobb delivered, beating the keeper to put the Wolves up, 1-0. Junior Tyler Buford also picked up an assist on the goal.
- West Georgia would then keep the high-powered Choctaw offense at bay for the remainder of the opening half, and even midway into the second.
- It was the 64th minute when the Choctaws drew even as MC’s Katie Taylor scored her 11th goal of the year to tie things up at 1-1 as Erin Hederman notched an assist.
- The game-winner came in the 87th for MC as a corner kick was hauled in by Jackie Donaldson, but as she came to the ground the ball came loose and Liza Wise capitalized for the Choctaws.
- Donaldson made 10 saves in the game and faced 31 shots total with 12 being on target. UWG had 12 shots total and five on target.
- The Choctaws had 11 corner kicks to just two from UWG.
Beyond the Box Score
- Cobb’s goal was the second of the season for the junior, and it gives her five in her career.
- For Baker, her assist was the first of the season, while Buford notched her third assist to lead the team.
- West Georgia has now dropped four straight games, falling to 4-7-1 overall and 2-5 in Gulf South Conference play.
- The Choctaws are now 10-1 overall and remain undefeated in league play, sitting at 8-0.
The Wolves are back on the road next weekend, traveling to Spring Hill for a Friday afternoon contest, Kickoff on Friday, October 25 is set for 2 p.m.