Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan dropped the game against the North Greenville Crusaders in a 20-3 final score on Thursday.
The Warriors took 11 shots and eight shots on goal in the loss to the Crusaders. Latia Santos led the Warriors with five shots and three shots on goal. Jocelyn Cosgrove followed with two shots on goal. Santos, Cosgrove and Tabitha Beecher had the lone goals for Southern Wesleyan. Southern Wesleyan had 11 ground balls in the loss with Kaeleigh McDaniel leading the team with three. She was followed by Jairy Sandoval with two. Sandoval and Kelsey Hawkins each recorded two draw controls. McDaniel went on to have 10 saves in the loss to North Greenville.
Final: North Greenville 20, Southern Wesleyan 3
Records: Southern Wesleyan (2-9 / CC 1-4) North Greenville (8-5 / CC 7-1)
How It Happened
North Greenville challenged early as Rachel Kellogg took shots on goal, but Kaeleigh McDaniel kept the ball away. The Crusaders continued to threaten as Kaitlin Yenson scored the first goal of the game to give North Greenville a 1-0 lead. They lengthened their lead seconds later as Rachel Kellogg put the ball in the net. However, the Warriors countered as Latia Santos took a free position shot to put the Warriors down 2-1. North Greenville continued to push ahead, scoring five more goals before Tabitha Beecher was able to get the ball into the cage to put the Warriors down 7-2 with just under 14 minutes left in the first half. The Crusaders led 13-2 at half.
Southern Wesleyan continued to pressure North Greenville with shots by Latia Santos, but Sydney Taylor saved the ball from the cage. The Crusaders continued to extend their lead with goals by Maegan Easler, Aly Estes and Olivia Foltz. The Warriors would not be dampened as Jocelyn Cosgrove weaved around the North Greenville Crusaders to score the third and final goal for the Warriors. North Greenville would win the game in a 20-3 final score.
Southern Wesleyan will hit the road on April 4 as they travel to Franklin Springs, GA to take on the Emmanuel Lions at 4 p.m. They will remain on the road on April 6 as they take on the Limestone Saints.