Columbia, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell in overtime action to the Columbia International Rams on Saturday evening in a 1-0 final.
Southern Wesleyan recorded 15 shots and seven shots on goal in the overtime loss to Columbia International. Ashley Romanowski and Rachel Curtis each had four shots, while Helen Schweiger followed with three. Romanowski led the team with three shots on goal while Schweiger followed her with two. Jen Golio recorded six saves during the game.
Final: Columbia International 1, Southern Wesleyan 0
Records: Southern Wesleyan (1-1) Columbia International (3-0)
Coach Morrell says…
"We played so well tonight, possessed and controlled the game, were very creative, and the effort was incredible. Heart breaker for sure, but so proud of this team for their effort and commitment tonight."
How It Happened
Helen Schweiger led off with a shot for the Warriors, but Sam Wammock got in the way of the ball to save the goal. The Warriors continue to threaten with shots by Ashley Romanowski and Schweiger. The Rams countered with shots of their own, but Jen Golio and the defense kept the ball away from the net. At the half the game was tied 0-0.
Shots by Sarah Baldwin and Rachel Curtis made shots, but the Rams defense kept the Warriors' ball from meeting the net. The Rams countered with a shot by Kaylyn Hernandez, but Jen Golio kept the ball away to keep Columbia International off the board. The Warriors continued to make shots, but they could not get the ball around the defense to send them into overtime.
Rachel Curtis took a shot after three minutes of overtime had passed, but the ball richocheted off the post. Minutes later, the Rams countered as Alanna Battermann got around the defense to win the game for Columbia International.
The Warriors will then come to Childs Field on September 5 as they take on the GA Southwestern Canes at 5 p.m. They will remain at home as they open up Conference Carolinas action on September 8 at 3 p.m.