Liggins, a junior out of Hephzibah, collected a team-high 11 tackles in the Wolves 38-29 win against Tusculum on Saturday afternoon to go along with an interception and a pass break up. The interception was the first of Liggins’ career.
Liggins also had a fumble recovery that didn’t show up on the stat sheet. After teammate Nathan Teeter intercepted a pass the ball was stripped from him and Liggins was there to keep the ball in the Wolves possession.
For his career the 6-foot, 235-pound linebacker now has 61 total tackles, 13.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks to go along with a forced fumble and an interception.
The UWG women’s soccer team picked up a pair of shutouts over the weekend to open up GSC play.
The first trip on the road was good to the Wolves (2-2, 2-0 GSC) as they defeated Christian Brothers 1-0 on Friday and completed the weekend with a 2-0 win at Delta State.
Against CBU (2-1, 0-1) the Wolves got on the board just before halftime as a corner kick off the foot of Myra Fisher curled into the net for the 1-0 lead.
From there it was all about the defense as UWG keeper Mary Laza kept the Lady Bucs off the board making four saves in the game.
On Sunday the Wolves — and Laza — kept up the pressure as they scored a pair of first half goals to knock off the Lady Statesmen.
Scoring first was Amalia Hernandez who got her first career goal at UWG in the 25th minute when she found the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.
Lauren Kelshaw helped seal the win with a second half goal on a header from a Mariela Ortega cross.
Laza made another four saves in net to earn her second clean sheet in as many games.
The Wolves will return to the field Thursday as they travel to Valdosta State.
The volleyball team had a successful trip in Huntsville, Ala. over the weekend going 3-1 in the two-day Alabama-Huntsville Tournament.
The Wolves (5-4) opened with a pair of wins on Friday before splitting Saturday’s two-game slate.
On Friday West Georgia picked up a 3-0 win against Henderson State before a 3-1 victory against Albany State completed the Day 1 sweep.
Emily Reul led the Wolves on the first day, compiling 33 kills and 33 digs in the two matches. Lesley Bemis added 26 kills over the two games and Helen Menchinger had 15 kills against Albany State in her first game back after an injury in the opening weekend.
Saturday opened with the only UWG loss on the weekend as they fell 3-1 against Florida Tech before finishing strong with a 3-0 win over Paine.
Reul added another 35 kills on Saturday to finish with 68 on the weekend and Bemis had a four-game total of 45 kills.
The Wolves will now begin the GSC portion of the schedule as they travel to West Florida on Friday and Valdosta State on Saturday before returning home to face West Alabama Sunday at 1 p.m. in The Coliseum.