Southern Wesleyan Falls to Emmanuel in NCCAA South Region Championship

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Franklin Springs, GA – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Emmanuel Lions in the NCCAA South Regional Championship in a 1-0 final score on Saturday evening.

The Warriors posted eight shots and five shots-on-goal in the loss.  Ashley Romanowski and Aline Troyano led the team with two shots, and five Warriors posted a shot on goal.  Courtney McNeill played all 90 minutes in goal for the Warriors, making seven saves while allowing only one goal.


Game Vitals

Final: Emmanuel 1, Southern Wesleyan 0

Records: Southern Wesleyan (9-10), Emmanuel (10-7-1)


Coach Morrell says…

"I am really happy with how we played tonight.  There was about 20-25 minutes in the first half where we did not play with intensity and aggression, but outside of that I loved our effort.  We had a lot of the play, showed composure and did some great things.  We lacked a little quality in the final third creating some good chances, but credit to Emmanuel for a great defensive plan and keeping us off balance in the attack.  But really proud of this team and the season we had!"


How It Happened

Emmanuel made an early push, taking several shots that sailed high or were saved by Courtney McNeill.  The Lions efforts won they scored just under sixteen minutes into the first half on a goal by Lindsay Lee.  Southern Wesleyan countered with a shot on goal by Ashley Romanowski, but it was saved to prevent the Warriors from tying the game.  The Warriors pressured the Lions in the second half, with shots by Aline Troyano, Meo Owens, Kayla Doyle and Marla Burgos.  Despite several shots, Southern Wesleyan was unable to tie the game as the Lions won in a 1-0 final score.