The University of West Georgia softball team capped a successful season-opening weekend at the Gulf Coast Invitational in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with an 8-3 victory over Barry on Sunday.

Following a two-hour weather delay, the Wolves (4-1) fired the opening salvo in the top of the first when third baseman Raven Smith drove home infielder Ashley Ellison with an RBI single to give them an early 1-0 advantage.

Barry, however, would gain the upper hand quickly, pushing across three runs in the bottom of the second and knocking UWG starter Lexi Close out of the ballgame.

Scoring additional runs in the third and fourth innings to tie the ballgame, the Wolves would break the game open with a four-run rally in the top of the sixth to take a 7-3 lead. West Georgia tacked on an additional run in the following inning for good measure to end the first weekend of the season on a high note.

The Wolves will next travel down to the Sunshine State later this week for a pair of doubleheaders at the University of Tampa on Thursday and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg on Friday.

UWG Women's Golf

The UWG women's golf team opened the spring with a sixth-place finish at the World Golf Invitational in St. Augustine, Florida, over the weekend, shooting 624 as a team through two rounds.

Leading the Wolves by shooting a 75 on both Sunday and Monday, junior Franziska Bremm finished 11th overall for the event. Senior Maria Torres shot a 153 through two rounds to tie for 16th.

The Wolves will next be on the links on March 4-6 when they head down to Columbus for the Lady Cougar Classic.

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