Atlanta, GA – Southern Wesleyan fell to Oglethorpe in a 9-6 final score on Saturday afternoon.
The Warriors took 15 shots and 10 shots on goal in the loss. Amy Pfefferkorn led the team with six shots and four shots on goal. Pfefferkorn was followed by Latia Santos with three shots and two shots on goal. Pfefferkorn led the team with four goals. Santos posted a solo goal and assist, and Betsy Bovee recorded one goal. The Warriors had 29 groundballs with three Warriors recording four ground balls each. Santos led the team with four of the eight draw controls. The Warriors caused 16 turnovers during the game. Kealeigh McDaniel played the whole game in goal and recorded seven saves.
Final: Oglethorpe 9, Southern Wesleyan 6
Records: Southern Wesleyan (0-3) Oglethorpe (1-0)
Coach Schneider says…
"We continue to improve each game. Today we were able to make more history. This is the closest game we have ever had as a program. Overall the team is playing hard more consistently and looks to fight and hustle throughout the game. I am proud of our improvement and look to build off this weekend. More and more individuals have been stepping up and strive to push each other to be more competitive."
How It Happened
The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels won the first draw control of the game and attacked early on as Tatyana Harris took a free position shot, but Kaeleigh McDaniel covered the net to keep the ball from going in. The Warriors continued to pressure with shots by Jocelyn Cosgrove and Amy Pfefferkorn. Amy Pfefferkorn scored the first goal of the game on a free position bounce shot to put the Warriors up 1-0. Latia Santos won a draw control and push the ball down the field, passing it to Pfefferkorn to put it in the net to give the Warriors a 2-0 lead. The Stormy Petrels counter as they scored back-to-back goals by Jill Czaplinski and Madison Goss to tie the game 2-2. Oglethorpe pushed ahead to take a 5-2 advantage over Southern Wesleyan, however a third goal by Pfefferkorn allowed the Warriors to make the game 5-3 at the half.
The Stormy Petrels took an early attack on the Warriors, taking a free position shot, but Kaeleigh McDaniel saved the ball. Oglethorpe continued to pressure, scoring on a goal by Madison Gross. Betsy Bovee took a free position shot to put the Warriors down 4-6. Despite back-to-back goals by the Stormy Petrels, Amy Pfefferkorn took a free position shot to put the Warriors down 5-8. The Warriors continued to press as Latia Santos got the ball into the net to put the Warriors down 6-8. Oglethorpe went on to win the game in a 9-6 final score.
Southern Wesleyan will return to Childs Field on February 21 as they host the Columbia College Koalas at 6 p.m. They will then travel to take on the Lee Flames on February 23 at 2 p.m. They will remain on the road on February 26 as they take on the Truett-McConnell Bears at 3 p.m.