Carrollton, Ga. – September 11, 2005 – The West Georgia Braves took another step forward in the South Region Sunday, using a dominating offensive effort to beat Eckerd 4-0.
Sara Sohlberg and Margret Jonsdottir both scored for the Braves in Sunday’s win.
The Braves took 28 shots on the afternoon, including 15 shots-on-goal, while holding the Tritons to just three. Junior Sara Sohlberg took seven shots in the match, scoring on two of those seven. Her goals bring her season total to 11, which leads the Gulf South Conference and is one away from Alex Udin’s 12 from 2004.
Eckerd came out determined to slow down the Braves’ offensive early, and the ploy worked, as the game remained scoreless for the first 34 minutes of the contest.
But with 10:08 left in the first half, Maz Sweeney’s cross found Margret Jonsdottir alone on the back side of the goal. The sophomore’s shot was true, finding the back of the net for a 1-0 UWG lead.
But it wasn’t the same in the second half, as the Braves connected on two shots in the first 12 minutes of the period. Both came off corner kicks from Shizuka Tsuchiya. The first came with just over four minutes gone in the half. Tsuchiya connected with the corner and found Rachel Doody on the backside. Doody’s header was a perfect pass to Sohlberg, who buried the ball into the net for a 2-0 lead.
Tsuchiya’s second assist came seven minutes later from the opposite corner. Her kick found Stephanie Giles in the middle of a group of players. Giles headed the ball straight down and found Samantha Malone’s foot for the third goal of the day for West Georgia.
Sohlberg closed out the scoring with just under eight minutes left in the match. A pass from just over mid-field gave Sohlberg a one-on-one with the last Eckerd defender. The junior slipped past the defender and blasted the ball from 10 yards out for the Braves’ final goal of the day.
West Georgia is now 4-2 on the year and hosts Alabama State on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m.