Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Erskine Flying Fleet on Wednesday evening in a 19-9 final score.
The Warriors put up 26 shots in the loss to the Flying Fleet, with 20 of them being shots on goal. Jairy Sandoval led the team with nine shots. Sandoval was followed by Abigail Welch and Taylor Hames with eight. Hames led the team with eight shots on goal. Welch had five goals to lead the team. She was followed by Hames with three and Sandoval with one. Sandoval led the team with two assists. Abigail Welch led the team with two ground balls and Jairy Sandoval had 13 draw controls. Kaeleigh McDaniel had 15 saves during the game.
Final: Erskine 19, Southern Wesleyan 9
Records: Southern Wesleyan (0-2 / 0-3) Erskine (1-1 / 2-2)
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan attacked first on a goal by Abigail Welch seconds after the first draw to take a 1-0 lead for the first time in school history. However, the Flying Fleet countered minutes later to take a 2-1 lead over the Warriors. Southern Wesleyan threatened with shots by Abigail Welch and Taylor Hames, but the Flying Fleet goalkeeper Makenzie Myers defended the goal to keep the Warriors from putting more points up on the board. Erskine went on to take an 8-1 point advantage on several free position and regular goals. Taylor Hames took a pass from Jairy Sandoval and put the ball into the net to put the Warriors down 9-2. Again Hames got around the defense to take a pass from Abigail Welch and score to make the score 9-3. Abigail Welch took a free position shot after being fouled in the critical scoring area to put the Warriors within six, and then a second goal by Welch allowed the Warriors to make the score 10-5. At the end of the first half, the Flying Fleet were up 11-5.
Erskine took the first goal in the second half of play on a goal by Breanna Seawell. Taylor Hames and Abigail Welch took shots, but the Flying Fleet guarded the next. However, Welch got around the defense to score and make the score 12-6. The Fleet scored again, but the Warriors countered on a goal by Welch to make the score 13-7. The Flying Fleet went on to score six straight to take a 19-7 point advantage. After being fouled in the critical scoring area, Jairy Sandoval took a free position shot to score a goal to make the score 19-8. The Warriors went on to win the next draw control and Taylor Hames took a pass from Jairy Sandoval to score the final point for Southern Wesleyan. The Flying Fleet won the game 19-9.
Southern Wesleyan will next welcome the Concordia – St. Paul to Childs Field on March 1 at 5 p.m. They will then travel to Chowan on March 3.