Amber Fuller scored the first goal in the fourth minute for the Wildcats with an assist from Sara Garrett. Holly Miller scored Woodland's second goal at the 21:33 mark with an assist from Brooke Hummel.
Cartersville answered with a goal in the 36th minute by Lindsay Anderson.
"We were able to hold on at the end and come out with a victory," Woodland head coach Kyle Morgan said.
The match concludes the nonregion schedule for Woodland, now 2-4 overall.
"Hopefully we've learned from some of the mistakes we've made, and it will benefit us when we play in the region," Morgan said. "We played a tough nonregion schedule, and our team continued to grow and improve and that's what we're looking for at this point."
Coach Morgan singled out that defensive stand.
"Our back line -- Rachel Dodson, Katie Harris, Hailie Parshall, and Emily Moore -- held up strong," he said. "Cartersville is a good team and we're fortunate to win. This should provide a little momentum for us heading into region play."
He called the victory against the Lady Purple Hurricanes was the result of a "total team effort."
"Both teams had scoring opportunities in the second half but neither finished and for us a lot of that is attributable to our back line," he added.
The Wildcats start their region schedule when they visit Cass on Tuesday with game time at 5:55 p.m.
"We're looking forward to the match," he said. "Our kids are looking forward to playing a county rival and because it's a region game, the match has a little more importance than just local bragging rights."