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Wolves fall to Lady Statesmen in close match

The West Georgia Wolves fell to the Delta State Lady Statesmen on Friday 0-1. The loss sees the Wolves record stand at 4-6-1 overall and 1-3-0 in conference play.

The Wolves played in a 4-3-3 formation while the Lady Statesmen played in a 4-5-1.

The only goal of the match, a beautifully stricken ball from outside the penalty area that went into the top left corner of the goal, was scored in the first half by Delta State’s Alexis Hobbs in the 36th minute.

Delta State retained 61 percent of possession in the first half, but the Wolves still managed to move the ball around well, though they had difficulty creating chances.

The finishing of this match wasn’t exactly good. Both teams took nine shots and there was only one goal. Both goalkeepers made three saves each, with State’s goalkeeper Amanda Hilliard earning a clean sheet.

The Wolves’ most potent form of attack throughout the match was through their wingers’ pace. Sadie Prince and Cassidi Thomas, stationed on the left and right respectively for the majority of the match, had the potential to speed past the opposition backline. The Wolves identified this route to goal, but a lack of passes at the right moments and strong defensive organization by the Lady Statesmen negated their attempts to play the wingers in behind.

The Wolves face off against Mississippi College on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 at the University of West Georgia.

Photo Credits: IG: @cato.photographi

Kyle Soto is the Sports Content Marketing Director at The Wolf Internet Radio. You can follow Kyle for Atlanta United and general soccer content on Twitter @kyledsoto. 

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