Seneca, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots in a 15-10 final score on Tuesday.
The Warriors scored the second highest amount of goals in school history on Tuesday with 10 as they fell to the Fighting Scots. Latia Santos and Betsy Bovee led the Warriors with three goals apiece. Taylor Hames had two goals on the afternoon. They were followed by Jocelyn Cosgrove and Amy Pfefferkorn with one goal each. Pfefferkorn and Tabitha Beecher had the lone assists of the afternoon.
Southern Wesleyan had 19 groundballs in the game with Kaeleigh McDaniel leading the team with four. She was followed by Carley Pace and Skylar Taylor with three. Latia Santos led the Warriors with four of the 10 draw controls of the afternoon. Three Warriors recorded two caused turnovers during the game. Kaeleigh McDaniel posted 12 saves in the game.
Final: Ohio Valley 15, Southern Wesleyan 10
Records: Southern Wesleyan (1-7) Ohio Valley (2-0)
How It Happened
Ohio Valley broke out early with back-to-back goals by Emily Prentice and Kayla Stewart to take a 2-0 lead over Southern Wesleyan. The Warriors continued to fight as Betsy Bovee scored a free position goal to put the Warriors down by one goal. Ohio Valley continued to pressure, but Southern Wesleyan countered with Kaeleigh McDaniel posting several saves. The Fighting Scots lengthened their lead to 3-1, but the Warriors kept the game within one as Latia Santos scored the second free positon goal of the game for Southern Wesleyan. The Warriors continued to challenge the Fighting Scots, but shots by Amy Pfefferkorn and Kelsey Hawkins went wide or were blocked. A goal by Taylor Hames kept the Warriors within two goals of the Fighting Scots. Back-to-back goals by Bovee allowed the Warriors to remain within two and make the score 7-5. Ohio Valley continued to push ahead taking an 11-5 goal advantage at the half.
Southern Wesleyan was not discouraged as Latia Santos drove the ball to the net back-to-back times to make the score 11-7. Ohio Valley's defense continued to thwart the Warriors attempts to make the score closer as Cheyenne Jess saved shots by Latia Santos and Amy Pfefferkorn. Amy Pfefferkorn continued to challenge the Fighting Scots defense, getting the ball around the defenders to score her first goal of the afternoon and make the score 12-8. Despite back-to-back goals by Taylor Hames and Jocelyn Cosgrove, the warriors fell in a 15-10 final score.
Southern Wesleyan will next travel to Franklin Springs, GA as they resume Conference Carolinas action against the Emmanuel Lions on March 14. They will remain on the road on March 20 as they take on the Erskine Flying Fleet.