Wolves battle to draw with Valdosta

After two scoreless halves and two extra periods the game between the Wolves and rival Valdosta ended in a tie on Thursday night. This marks the second consecutive match that the Wolves have tied and the third tie in the last four games.

The game took a physical tone from the beginning as players were flying around for possession of the ball.  A total of five fouls were called between the teams and three total yellow cards were issued as well.

The Wolves swarmed the opposing goal and almost scored a few times in the first half. However, two scoring attempts were thwarted by offside penalties and other shots missed their mark. The Wolves finished with a total of five shots with two of them being on goal.

The second period featured equal play with neither team able to get a clear advantage. The Wolves were able to limit scoring opportunities for the opposition and took two shots of their own.

A great goal keeping effort by Mary Laza late in the game kept Valdosta off the board. Laza finished the game with eight saves on the match. The effort included clutch saves in the waning moments of the game to secure the shutout.

The Wolves will now hit the road to play Reinhardt on Oct. 1 before returning to home to play Shorter on Oct. 5.



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