Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Erskine Flying Fleet in a 3-1 final on Wednesday evening.
The Warriors took 13 shots and eight shots on goal in the loss to the Flying Fleet. Ashley Romanowski took five shots and four shots on goal in the loss. She was followed by Helen Schweiger and Rachel Curtis each with three shots and one shot on goal. Schweiger scored the lone goal for the Warriors on a penalty kick. Jen Golio played all 90 minutes in goal for the Warriors and made 10 saves.
Final: Erskine 3, Southern Wesleyan 1
Records: Southern Wesleyan (2-3 / CC 1-1) Erskine (2-3 / CC 1-1)
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan put the pressure on the Erskine defense early with shots on goal by both Rachel Curtis and Ashley Romanowski. The Flying Fleet countered the Warriors attack with the first goal of the game on a shot by Devyn Cabral. Erskine pushed to a 2-0 lead on a goal by Vivian Gonzalez.
The Warriors and Flying Fleet continued to pressure each other in the second half. However, a foul in the box on the Flying Fleet allowed Helen Schweiger to take a penalty kick for the Warriors. Schweiger got the ball around Sara Dooley to cut Erskine's lead to 2-1. However, minutes later Erskine lengthened to a 3-1 advantage over Southern Wesleyan and win the game.
Southern Wesleyan will next open up a two game road trip. The Warriors will first travel to Chowan on September 22 to take on the Hawks at 1 p.m. They will then travel to Barton to take on the Bulldogs on September 24. Southern Wesleyan will return to Childs Field on September 26 as they take on the Toccoa Falls Screaming Eagles at 7 p.m.