By Kristin Nash
CARROLLTON, Ga. - University Field hosted the matchup between the Lady Hawks and the Wolves from West Georgia, with Shorter falling to its conference foe, 2-1.
West Georgia remains undefeated in Gulf South Conference play at 3-0-2 and stands third in the GSC. The Lady Hawks fall to 2-8-1 overall and 1-3-1 in league play.
West Georgia came out attacking strong in the first half with an early goal in the 17th minute on a header by Mariela Ortega, assisted by Anna Cusik to take a 1-0 lead in the game. Shorter was not able to get on the board in the first half, but it would not allow West Georgia another goal in the period.
The Lady Hawks went into halftime down 1-0, but would tie the game up in the second half on a goal by Aline Bez Tamiosso in the 62nd minute with an assist from Brandi Greenwald. The goal would be Tamiosso's second on the year to go along with Greenwald's second assist.
West Georgia would not wait much longer to make its attack on goal, scoring again in the 78th minute with a goal by Amalia Hernandez assisted by Rebecca Uranga to take a 2-1 lead late in the second half. The Lady Hawks would try to score in the last seconds on multiple shots, but would not be able to connect.
Katie Stachula was able to tally five saves and hold the UWG offense to only two goals.
The Wolves finished the game ahead in the shot count 18-14 and with more on goal attempt with eight to Shorter's seven.
Shorter will be back in action October 7 at Valdosta State University for a 2 pm matchup, before returning to Ben Brady Field on October 14 to face conference opponent North Alabama at 2 pm.