Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell in their home opener against the Coker Cobras on Saturday in a 20-7 final score.
The Warriors took 18 shots and 12 shots on goal in the first goal of the season. Latia Santos led the Warriors with seven shots and five shots on goal. She was followed by Taylor Hames with four shots and three shots on goal. Santos led the Warriors with four goals. She was followed by Amy Pfefferkorn, Jocelyn Cosgrove and Betsy Bovee. Pfefferkorn led the team with two assists. The Warriors had seven groundballs with Bovee leading the three. Jairy Sandoval and Santos each had seven draw controls. Skylar Taylor led the team with three of the eight caused turnovers. Kaeleigh McDaniel had seven saves for the Warriors.
Final: Coker 20, Southern Wesleyan 7
Records: Southern Wesleyan (0-1) Coker (1-0)
Coach Schneider says…
"The team played hard today. They showed some quality things that we can build upon. I am excited for what is ahead."
How It Happened
Coker won the first draw control of the game as Faith Kent came away with it and went on to quickly score a free position goal to put the Cobras on the board 1-0. The Warriors quickly countered as Latia Santos took a free position shot to score the first goal of the game for the Warriors to tie the game 1-1. A second goal from Latia Santos off a pass by Betsy Bovee to put Southern Wesleyan on top 2-1. The Cobras countered seconds later as Bailey O'Brien put the ball in the net to tie the game at two. Coker pushed ahead to take a 5-2 point advantage on a goal by Faith Kent, however the Warriors continued to pressure as Latia Santos won a draw control and took the ball to the net to make the score 5-3. The Cobras extended their lead to 13-3, before a fourth goal by Santos put the Warriors down by nine. The Warriors continued to fight as Amy Pfefferkorn scored her first goal of the season, but at the half the Cobras led 16-5.
The Cobras took the first goal of the second half as Faith Kent scored a free position goal to give Coker a 17-5 point lead. A goal by Betsy Bovee allowed the Warriors to come within 11 goals of the Cobras. Coker continued to pressure the Southern Wesleyan defense as Regan Parr and Bailey O'Brien scored goals. However, the Warriors would not be dampened as Jocelyn Cosgrove scored her first goal of the season to put the Warriors down 19-7. Coker went on to win the game 20-7.
Southern Wesleyan will next travel to the Point Skyhawks on February 8. They will remain on the road on February 9 as they travel to Oglethrope to take on the Petrels at 1 p.m. They will then return to Childs Field to host the Columbia Koalas on February 21 at 6 p.m.