Columbus, Ga. – September 2, 2005 – A rough outing in the first half of Friday’s match with Columbus State in the Express Oil Change/Cougar Invitational spelled doom for West Georgia, as the Braves fell for the first time this year, 2-1.
Brook Snyder gave CSU a lead in the first half of the nightcap, taking a deflection off a corner kick and hammering it past West Georgia keeper Lauren Camp at point-blank range. The goal came at the 21:53 mark of the first half and was Snyder’s first of the season.
West Georgia answered six minutes into the second half when Sara Sohlberg took a beautiful pass from Margret Jonesdottir and rifled it into the left side of the net, beating Monica Sanchez and tying the score at one. It was Sohlberg’s sixth goal of the season.
The game remained tied until freshman Sarah Hawkins took yet another defensive deflection on a corner kick and shot it past Camp for a 2-1 lead and, ultimately, the game-winner.
The game was a tale of two halves as CSU out-shot the visitors 10-1 in the first half, but were outdone in the second half as West Georgia took an 11-4 advantage. For the game, CSU out-shot the Braves 14-12. Sanchez saved seven shots on goal, while Camp had six saves.